Climate Science on Tap – Going to Extremes: Is it Climate Change or Just Bad Weather? – Jan 30

Tuesday,  January 30, 6:30pm – 8:30pm at 
Lagunitas Brewing Company TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary, 1550 NW 49th St

How is climate change impacting weather in our region? Will floods and droughts be the new normal? And how will people and wildlife cope? The scientists will examine the relationship between extreme weather events and our changing climate in riveting presentations and a lively panel discussion of the impacts to the people and the ecosystem and what to expect, as well as how to communicate effectively to refute false representations from climate deniers or the uninformed.

Come to this latest in the Climate Science on Tap series for a panel presentation with climate scientists and researchers on the relationship between climate change and extreme weather events and what cognitive science has to share on climate change communication.


  • Rachel White, Ph.D. Univ of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Sciences
  • James Rufo-Hill, M.U.P., Seattle Public Utilities Climate Adaptation Specialist
  • Joshua Lawler, Ph.D., Univ of Washington, School of Environment and Forestry Sciences
  • John Cook, Ph.D., Center for Climate Change Communication, George Washington University and founder of Skeptical Science website where false information on climate topics are refuted.

P.Sean McDonald, Ph.D., UW Program on the Environment Capstone Instructor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Researcher

Doors open at 5:30 pm.  Free!  All ages welcome; dogs, too!  Come early for a good seat, a bite to eat at the food truck, and good conversation!

Sponsored by Cascadia Climate Action, a project of Cascadia Now!,  in collaboration with the UW Program on the Environment.