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Alliance Highlights San Diego Climate Impacts at National Park Service Science Series

The Climate Science Alliance proudly partnered with Cabrillo National Monument for their 2018-2019 Naturally Speaking Seminar Series. Deputy Director Alex Warneke shared with park visitors on the climate impacts affecting San Diego and what they could do to help. Check it out! This February, the Alliance was invited by Cabrillo National Monument to share on climate impacts to San Diego County as a part of their Naturally Speaking Seminar Series. Deputy Director, Alex Warneke, connected with park visitors on their climate story while highlighting conclusions from the San Diego County Ecosystems Report - a pivotal assessment created by a collaboration of local climatologists and ecologists. Vi

Climate Science Alliance Travels to Puerto Rico

Early this year, the Climate Science Alliance - in collaboration with Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo, Para la Naturaleza (PLN), the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (CCCIA) and Vida Marina - traveled to Puerto Rico to kick off our newest collaboration entitled DUNAS (Descendants United for Nature, Adaptation, and Sustainability). Find out more about their trip and what’s on the horizon for this unique partnership. Early this year, the Climate Science Alliance - in collaboration with Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo, Para la Naturaleza (PLN), the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (CCCIA) and Vida

The State of Biodiversity: From Climate to Community

Earlier this month the Climate Science Alliance was proud to support the San Diego Natural History Museum for their 2nd Annual State of Biodiversity convening. National and regional scientists and conservationists convened to discuss the latest science, emerging threats, and management strategies in the world of conservation. Earlier this month the Climate Science Alliance was proud to support our partners at the San Diego Natural History Museum for their 2nd Annual State of Biodiversity convening. After the State of the Union, State of the State, and State of the City addresses, the State of Biodiversity Symposium brings together national and regional scientists and conservationists to disc

The CWC Team Met with Partners in Los Angeles at the 2nd Stakeholder Workshop

The Climate Science Alliance, SDSU’s Institute for Ecological Monitoring and Management, and Southern California Association of Governments host the second “Connecting Wildlands & Communities” project stakeholder workshop. The Climate Science Alliance, SDSU’s Institute for Ecological Monitoring and Management, and Southern California Association of Governments host the second “Connecting Wildlands & Communities” project stakeholder workshop. The over 30 workshop attendees from the project’s northern region learned more about the stakeholder-driven effort and participated in feedback sessions focused on water, wildfire, biodiversity, and planning. If you missed this first series of workshops,

Proposal Submissions for RISE Art Exhibition due March 1st!

The Climate Science Alliance, in collaboration with partners of the 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit, invites artists, curators, and cultural, community, or educational organizations working in all media to submit art proposals that celebrate resilience and overcoming insurmountable odds in the face of our changing climate. Over the last year we have witnessed first hand the dramatic impacts of our changing climate. Devastating wildfires, drought, and extreme heat events have ravaged our natural landscapes and threatened our human communities. However, In the midst of catastrophe – there is hope. Ecosystems withstand and adapt, communities come together, from the ashes – we ris

Exploring the Alliance’s Newest Collaboration - DUNAS

In September 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico causing considerable impacts to both natural and human communities. Check out what the Alliance’s newest collaborative project - DUNAS - is doing to help mitigate against future climate impacts. #PROYECTODUNAS In September 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico causing considerable impacts to both natural and human communities. For this small Caribbean island, the ramifications of global climate change are visceral and imminent — however, Puerto Rico’s is not a story of desperation but of resilience. In collaboration with Dra. Isabel Rivera-Collazo, Climate Science Alliance (CSA), Para la Naturaleza (PLN), Vida Marina, Wildlife

The San Diego Food System Alliance is Hiring!

The San Diego Food System Alliance is currently hiring for a Project Coordinator, Food Waste Reduction & Recovery. Applications are due March 8, 2019. The San Diego Food System Alliance (SDFSA), a partner of the Climate Science Alliance, is a diverse and inclusive network of over 120 individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, private businesses, institutions, and foundations committed to building a healthy, sustainable, and just food system for all. As a backbone organization inspired by collective impact, the SDFSA elevates collaboration, influences policy, and catalyzes transformation in the food system. The SDFSA also holds several community events a year for the public to fo

CSA Receives Funding from Wildlife Conservation Society for Puerto Rico Project

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) awarded the Climate Science Alliance a grant to work with partners to restore sand dunes in Puerto Rico destroyed by Hurricane Maria. With the WCS Climate Adaptation Fund grant, the DUNAS project will weave together cultural, ecological, and community values to lay the groundwork for a resilient future. In September 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico causing considerable impacts to both natural and human communities. Through a 2018 Climate Adaptation Fund grant from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) entitled, “Puerto Rico se Levanta: Learning from extreme events to build and sustain a resilient future", the DUNAS project team will work

Register for the 2019 San Diego Climate Summit!

Learn about regional climate impacts, adaptation strategies, and messaging tools at this year's San Diego Climate Summit on March 26, 2019. Space is limited — register today! www.climatesciencealliance.org/climate-summit #SDClimateSummit Summit photo by Will Holder, an Affiliated Artist of the CSA. #UpcomingEvents #BuildingCapacity #BuildingResilience

RSVP for Next Week’s Connecting Wildlands & Communities Workshop!

RSVP for the next Connecting Wildlands & Communities workshop on February 21 (2:30 pm - 4:30 pm) in Los Angeles! If you are based in San Diego, Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, and San Bernardino Counties and interested in climate resilience for watersheds and wildlands, we encourage you to participate. The Alliance, in collaboration with SDSU’s Institute for Ecological Monitoring and Management and the Southern California Association of Governments, will host the second in a series of initial stakeholder outreach workshops for the “Connecting Wildlands & Communities” project. The goal of this project is to create climate-ready landscapes in southern California by bringing together l

Cleveland National Forest Engages Public and Scientists in Informative Land Management Plan

Check out Cleveland National Forest’s latest Land Management Plan, a useful tool for stakeholders. Climate Science Alliance partners, Cleveland National Forest (CNF), release a Land Management Plan (LMP) Monitoring and Evaluation Report annually for implementation of the CNF LMP and to assess the effectiveness of the LMP and identify any necessary adjustments to improve management and monitoring of the land. The LMP is a useful resource for stakeholders and other interested parties, demonstrating strategic land management that utilizes public involvement and scientific collaboration. View the latest CNF LMP Monitoring and Evaluation Report here. More resources are available here. #BuildingRe

Climate Science Alliance Program Broadcasted on TV in SDG&E Environmental Champions Commercials

In case you missed it — San Diego Gas & Electric featured the Climate Science Alliance and our Climate Kids program in a series of commercials highlighting their Environmental Champions! Watch the full video on the blog today. The Climate Science Alliance (Alliance) and our Climate Kids program were broadcasted on CBS Channel 8 in a special series of commercials highlighting San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) Environmental Champions. The Alliance’s Climate Kids program provides youth with climate change education through hands-on science activities, storytelling, and field trips. SDG&E has supported the Alliance and more than 50 organizational partners to develop the capacity of environmenta

Meet Oriana Poindexter, Our Newest Affiliated Artist!

Our newest Affiliated Artist is Oriana Poindexter, an artist and fisheries scientist who takes her camera above and below the ocean's surface. Read the Q&A below to get to know the newest artist in the Alliance family! Climate Science Alliance (Alliance): As a photographer, was the marine environment always your main subject? Oriana Poindexter (Oriana): I was introduced to photography by a darkroom class in high school, and growing up in Laguna Beach, the ocean was an obvious subject choice. I then went off to college at Princeton, where the ocean was significantly less accessible. There, I focused my photography on the terrestrial landscape, and specifically the marks left on the surface of

Registration Open for the 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit

Join us at the 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit to advance strategies and solutions that support Tribal resilience in the face of climate change. We invite Tribes from across the Southwest including Tribal professionals and partner organizations to join us at the 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit to advance strategies and solutions that support Tribal resilience in the face of climate change. Registration is now open for this interactive leadership-style retreat with small group breakout sessions, plenary style presentations on Tribal case studies, and a powerful climate training opportunity for student Ambassadors. In collaboration with partners from across the re

Student Teams Invited to Participate in Youth Climate Challenge

In association with the 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit the Climate Science Alliance and our Tribal partners will host thirty youth ambassadors and their mentors. Student teams from all different backgrounds are invited to participate in The Youth Climate Challenge August 13-16th, 2019. Apply today! In association with the 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit (August 13-16, 2019) the Climate Science Alliance and our Tribal partners will host thirty youth ambassadors (ages 16-25) and their mentors. Students from all different backgrounds are invited to come together as teams to participate in The Youth Climate Challenge. This immersive experience, held at Idyllwild Ar

Climate Science Alliance and Partners to Speak at SDNHM’s State of Biodiversity on Feb. 6

Join the Climate Science Alliance and partners for the State of Biodiversity symposium at the San Diego Natural History Museum on Wednesday February 6, 2019. After the State of the Union, State of the State, and State of the City addresses, the State of Biodiversity Symposium will convene national and regional scientists and conservationists to discuss the latest science, emerging threats, and management success stories in the world of conservation. Now in its second year, this event is for the general public, conservation practitioners, and scientists to explore the status of regional conservation and biodiversity research efforts. The Climate Science Alliance (Alliance) is honored to speak

“Art of Change” at University Community Library through March!

The Alliance’s traveling climate art show, “Art of Change”, is open to the public at the University Community Branch of San Diego City Libraries. See art from three new Affiliated Artists, now through March! The Climate Science Alliance has set up “Art of Change” at the University Community Branch Library, as part of our partnership with the City of San Diego Libraries to display the traveling climate art show through 2020! Several pieces of art from some of our newest Affiliated Artists — Natalie Dupille, Will Holder, and Oriana Poindexter — are making their debut. Come check it out at the community room of the University Community Library, located at 4155 Governor Dr., during normal librar

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