Nathan Mantua — Climate Change Science and Potential Impacts on the Pacific Northwest

by Jay on April 24, 2010

Nathan Mantua

Nathan Mantua (photo by Richard Steinhardt)

Date & Location:  Sunday, March 14, 2010       2:00 pm        Orcas Center


Is the Earth’s climate really changing? Have scientists overstated, or understated, the risks that increased concentrations of greenhouse gases pose to the Earth’s climate system? Nathan Mantua will provide an overview of climate change science that includes the latest data and thinking on the human and natural contributions to global climate change. He will conclude with a discussion of projected impacts of human-caused climate change on natural resources in the Pacific Northwest.

Biographical Information

Dr. Mantua is Co-Director of the Center for Science in the Earth System at the University of Washington, where he is also Research Associate Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Science, adjunct faculty in Atmospheric Sciences and Marine Affairs and a member of the UW’s Climate Impacts Group. A research scientist with the PNW Station of the US Forest Service, Dr. Mantua’s research focuses on climate impacts on the water cycle, forests and aquatic ecosystems and how climate information is or is not being used in resource management decisions.

He received a Ph.D. from the UW’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences and in April 2000 received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for his climate impacts research and public outreach activities.

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