5th National Climate Assessment authors include UW climate experts

UW News staff

University of Washington experts are among the authors of the newly released Fifth National Climate Assessment , an overview of climate trends, impacts and efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change across the nation. The assessment is produced roughly every four years, led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program and mandated by Congress. The fifth edition, released Nov. 14, assesses current and future risks posed by climate change in 10 regions.

Cascadia Consulting Group has a summary of the Northwest Chapter. Register for a webinar by the authors noon - 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30

Three current UW scientists were among the authors of the assessment, which summarizes climate change that has already occurred, and that is projected in coming decades. This fifth edition includes two new chapters, on economics and on social systems and justice.

Kristie Ebi , a professor of global health and of environmental and occupational health sciences, was an author on the chapter on human health. Ebi also co-authored the human health chapter of the fourth assessment , released in 2019, and was a contributing author to the same chapter in 2014’s third assessment Dr. Jeremy Hess , a professor of environmental and occupational health sciences, of global health and of emergency medicine, was an author on the air quality chapter. Hess was previously a lead "The process included more opportunities for public engagement, and the fifth assessment includes some great new communication features - Spanish translation, a six-episode podcast series, 92 art pieces featured throughout the assessment and forthcoming regional webinars and workshops," Raymond said.

Erica Asinas also co-authored the Northwest chapter while she was affiliated with the UW Climate Impacts Group. Asinas is now at the Urban Ocean Project in Brooklyn, New York.

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