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Thicker-leaved plants may thrive due to climate change, which may help temper climate change’s effects

Work by a team of scientists including Abigail Swann, who serves on the PCC executive board, and Marlies Kovenock, a former PhD student of Swann, looked into how tropical forests may be adapting to changing climate and how these adaptations have the potential to mitigate the effects of climate change. 

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A look at the 2021 PCC Annual (virtual) Winter Welcome

During the week of March 15, PCC welcomed 16 new faculty, research scientists, postdocs, and graduate students to the UW climate community and awarded Graduate Certificates in Climate Sciences  to four graduate students who completed their capstone projects in the last year.

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Standing with Asians and Asian Americans to Advance Justice, Equity, and Inclusion

The recent violence targeting Asians,  Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders reflects the deepening of many of the divisions and increasing acts of violence that have arisen since the pandemic began.  Six of the eight killed in the Atlanta-area shooting s were of Asian descent and seven of them were women.  

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Actionable Community-Oriented Research eNgagement (ACORN) projects provide opportunities for collaboration between community leaders and graduate students and postdocs across the PCC.

PCC Summer Institute

This year’s themes were “Climate Extremes” and “Climate and Environmental Equity”. A virtual event, held September 14-18, 2020.

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