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Saturday, May 4 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
Apocalypse Now

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The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change dramatically shortened the calendar with the release of a landmark report late last year, estimating that some of the more devastating effects of climate change are likely to be felt by 2040. Report co-author Kristie Ebi will discuss those findings with Heidi Roop, whose organization authored the similarly gloomy National Climate Assessment, joined by former EPA staffer Mike Cox, who resigned in protest of the Trump administration’s posture to climate crisis under EPA administrator Scott Pruitt. 

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Ted Alvarez

Editor, Crosscut
Ted Alvarez is an editor at Crosscut and KCTS 9 focused on science and the environment. His work has also appeared in Backpacker, Grist.org, Air Canada En Route, Outside, Alaska Beyond, Rolling Stone, Men's Health, Skiing, Scientific American and many other outlets. He is the author... Read More →

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Kristie Ebi

Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington
Kristie L. Ebi is director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE), and Rohm and Haas Endowed Professor in Public Health Sciences at the University of Washington. She has been conducting research and practice on the health risks of climate variability and change... Read More →
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Heidi Roop

Lead Scientist for Science Communication, University of Washington
Dr. Heidi A. Roop combines climate research and the science of science communication to connect climate information to decision-makers and communities across the Pacific Northwest, U.S., and abroad. She is currently Lead Scientist for Science Communication with the University of Washington... Read More →
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Michael Cox

Retired, Formerly Environmental Protection Agency
Michael Cox holds a BS from Western Washington University and a MPH from the University of Michigan. He worked in Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer and with UNICEF for over five years. He worked in the environmental field in the USA for over 30 years with the US EPA, the National... Read More →
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Rashad Morris

Program Officer, Bullitt Foundation
Rashad joined the Bullitt Foundation as a Program Officer in 2014 where he manages the foundation's Energy, Climate, and Materials and Deep Green Buildings programs. Prior to joining Bullitt, Rashad developed a broad base of experience in policy formation and advocacy as a Seattle... Read More →

Saturday May 4, 2019 11:30am - 12:20pm PDT