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Alliance Partner Nikki Cooley Highlighted on NPR’s “Bearing Witness: Voices of Climate Change”

“The long-term effects of these [climate] changes are most, I think, concerning in terms of how tribal members are going to be able to conduct their ceremonies and their prayers and their offerings during the four different seasons.” Alliance partner Nikki Cooley shares her thoughts on how Tribal Ceremonies might need to be adapted in the face of a changing climate in a recent NPR series. ‘My friend from Tohono O’odham said, “Tribes have always adapted. We’ve always learned and known that we’ve had to adapt to the different changes. Now we just have to act quicker”’ Cooley recounts in Bearing Witness: Voices Of Climate Change, a new series highlighted by NPR. Nikki Cooley, Co-Manager of Cli

Climate Science Alliance Director Dr. Amber Pairis on “America Adapts” Podcast

Listen to our very own Dr. Amber Pairis on “America Adapts”, the Climate Change Podcast! In this episode, Doug Parsons interviews speakers and attendees of the 2019 National Adaptation Forum in Madison, Wisconsin At the 2019 National Adaptation Forum in Madison, Wisconsin this spring, Dr. Amber Pairis of the Climate Science Alliance and the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography was interviewed for Doug Parson’s “America Adapts” podcast. You can listen to the interview here, starting at 41:03: https://www.americaadapts.org/episodes/dispatches-from-adapters-at-the-2019-national-adaptation-forum-in-madison-wisconsin About the episode: In episode

Climate Resilient Connectivity Project Nears Completion with Successful Convening

Drs. Megan Jennings & Erin Conlisk wrapped up the analytical phase of their Resilient Connectivity Project at last month’s workshop, delivering updates from their multispecies linkage network. Workshop attendees reviewed the tools that will be used by land managers to design resilient networks and inform decisions about acquisitions, restoration, and management. On May 25th, Alliance advisor Dr. Megan Jennings (Institute for Ecological Monitoring and Management, San Diego State University) convened land managers from across the region to share key results from the “Climate Resilient Connectivity” project. Dr. Jennings and her colleague, Dr. Erin Conlisk, discussed the landscape maps develope

Announcing the 2019 Climate Art Fellow, Dr. Nigella Hillgarth!

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Climate Art Fellow is Dr. Nigella Hillgarth. She will be working with our partners at the Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) to explore the role of atmospheric chemistry to tell the story of our changing climate. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nigella Hillgarth will be the 2019 Climate Art Fellow! This year’s fellowship is sponsored through a unique collaboration between the Climate Science Alliance and our partners at the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation and the Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. This summer, Dr. Hillgarth w

American Planning Association Uses San Diego Climate Assessment in Water Planning Report

The American Planning Association uses the California Fourth Climate Change Assessment and associated San Diego Regional Assessment results in their report explaining needs for climate resilience in regional water planning in San Diego County and other regions across the nation. Robert Leiter, a partner of the Climate Science Alliance and contributor to the San Diego Region Report, worked with the American Planning Association (APA) to integrate findings from California’s 4th Climate Change Assessment and the associated San Diego Region Report into the APA’s “Regional Water Planning for Climate Resilience” report. The report includes a case study for the San Diego County region and discusses

Register Today for "Adaptation Planning for Communities" Workshop

Join us for "Adaptation Planning for Communities" on July 16-17 in Costa Mesa. Only a few spots remain — register today! Join the Climate Science Alliance and our partners for this professional development opportunity to learn about adaptation planning. This two-day training provides practical skills for incorporating adaptation strategies into planning processes. You will learn how to: Apply the basic elements of an adaptation planning framework to organize future preparedness efforts Translate climate science into impacts on local community assets Practice a qualitative approach to scope and compile a vulnerability assessment, and describe how to apply the results Identify, compare, and pr

Dr. Rivera-Collazo and DUNAS Project Featured on “America Adapts” Podcast

In a special episode of “America Adapts: The Climate Change Podcast”, host Doug Parsons interviews experts at the “Keeping History Above Water” conference. Tune in to hear Alliance partner and DUNAS Principal Investigator, Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD. In episode 90 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons traveled to St. Augustine, Florida for the Keeping History Above Water conference and interviewed multiple experts on the threat of sea level rise to cultural resources. One of the experts interviewed was Dr. Isabel Rivera-Collazo, a researcher and professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD, a Climate Science Alliance partner, and the P

Climate Kids Teams Up with Solidarity Farm to Educate Youth on Climate Impacts

The Climate Science Alliance was excited to partner with Solidarity Farm once again to connect with youth on climate impacts to the food system and explore different actions they could take to help protect the earth and lower their carbon footprint. The Climate Science Alliance was excited to partner with Solidarity Farm at Willow Tree School to connect with youth on climate impacts to the food system and explore different actions they could take to help protect the earth and lower their carbon footprint. Climate Kids educators worked with youth to explore the impacts of climate change both globally and locally. Interactive games and demonstrations helped students understand the impacts of g

Alliance Partners with NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment

The Climate Science Alliance is excited to join forces with the interdisciplinary team of scientists at the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) to connect our community to the interface of aerosols and climate change. The Climate Science Alliance is excited to join forces with the interdisciplinary team of scientists at the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) to connect our community to the interface of aerosols and climate change. The Climate Science Alliance is partnering with CAICE researchers to bring CAICE science to our Climate Kids program and exploring opportunities to create a traveling trunk focused on Climate Ch

Pala Environmental Department Hosts Successful Climate Change & Tribal Health Training

Congratulations to our partners at the Pala Environmental Department for a great training on climate change and tribal health! The inaugural workshop took place on June 5th and 6th, hosting 24 attendees for two days at the Pala Band of Mission Indians Reservation. Professionals represented tribes and tribe-serving organizations from various parts of the country including California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, and Louisiana. Facilitators Shasta Gaughen (Pala Band of Mission Indians) and Angie Hacker (Prosper Sustainably) designed the training to be highly interactive, including peer discussion and hands-on learning activities that simulated vulnerability data gathering and adaptation strate

Climate Kids-Tribes Presented at Native American Fish & Wildlife Society Conference

At the 27th Native American Fish and Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Kurt Broz of the Pala Environmental Department shared about the partnership between Pala, the Climate Science Alliance, and the Climate Kids-Tribes program. At the 27th Native American Fish and Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Kurt Broz of the Pala Environmental Department shared about the partnership between the Pala Band of Mission Indians and the Climate Science Alliance. The Alliance partnered with Pala to create the Climate Kids - Tribes program in early 2016 and has since grown to partner with local Tribal Nations across the Southwestern United States. This year, with help from our Tribal Working Group and Trib

Climate Science Alliance Welcomes Two New Additions to the Team

The Climate Science Alliance team is excited to welcome two new additions — Lindsey Jasperse and Connor Magee. Learn more about new transitions for the Alliance team in today’s blog. The Climate Science Alliance is ever evolving to meet the needs of our community. Thank-you all for your continued support and join us in welcoming two of our new team mates. Meet Lindsey Jasperse! Joining the team as the Science Program Manager is Lindsey Jasperse, who just recently obtained her Masters in Climate Science and Policy at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD. Lindsey is passionate about leveraging science as a tool for communicating the impacts of climate change, informing policy, and creatin

Mayor Serge Dedina discusses Imperial Beach project with CCCIA on a National Stage

Imperial Beach Mayor and Executive Director of WILDCOAST, Serge Dedina joined hundreds of climate adaptation leaders at the 2019 National Adaptation Forum in Madison, Wisconsin to present in the forum’s opening plenary, “Human Ingenuity in Climate Action-Stories from across the Nation.” Imperial Beach Mayor and Executive Director of WILDCOAST, Serge Dedina joined hundreds of climate adaptation leaders this week at the 2019 National Adaptation Forum in Madison, Wisconsin to present in the forum’s opening plenary, “Human Ingenuity in Climate Action-Stories from across the Nation.” Mayor Dedina told conference attendees about the vulnerability of the Imperial Beach community in the face of sea

Dr. Rivera-Collazo Highlights DUNAS Project at Keeping History Above Water Gathering

Dr. Rivera-Collazo, Principal Investigator of the DUNAS Puerto Rico restoration project, recently presented her work at “Keeping History Above Water”, a gathering to explore the impacts of sea-level rise on historic coastal and river communities and cultural resources through the lens of time. Keeping History Above Water is a gathering to explore the impacts of sea level rise on historic coastal and river communities and cultural resources through the lens of time. With the theme of Envision 2050, this year’s gathering in St. Augustine, Florida placed the emphasis on policies, programs, and projects that address the situation in the short-term (defined as 30 years). Presenters shared researc

CDFA Science Advisory Panel Visits Solidarity Farms & Pauma Tribal Farm Healthy Soils Demo

Recently, the Climate Science Alliance partnered with Solidarity Farms and the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians to co-host the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel to highlight their CDFA Healthy Soils Grant Demonstration Project. Recently, the Climate Science Alliance partnered with Solidarity Farms and the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians to co-host the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel (EFA SAP). During the trip, Ellee Igoe from Solidarity Farms, Connor Magee, and Natalie Hernandez from the Pauma Tribe showcased their carbon farming demonstration project that recently recei

Climate Kids Participate in Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Ocean Plastic Pollution Summit

Climate Kids from Mission Bay High School traveled to Monterey Bay Aquarium to participate in the Ocean Plastic Pollution Summit. Each day, we throw away about 300 million tons of petroleum-based plastic bottles, bags, utensils, packaging and other so-called disposable items. Sadly, these disposable plastics persist in the environment and may travel throughout the global food web forever. Climate Kids Ambassadors from Mission Bay High School recently traveled to Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Ocean Plastic Pollution Summit to present the incredible work they have been doing in reducing plastic pollution in their community. Traveling up the California coast, our Climate Kids Ambassadors spent two da

Climate Science Alliance & 2019 Riparian Management Workshop

The Climate Science Alliance was invited by our partners at the Pala Environmental Department to present at the 2019 Riparian Management Workshop on the impact of climate to our region. This past month, the Climate Science Alliance was invited by our partners at the Pala Environmental Department to present at the 2019 Riparian Management Workshop. Scientists, managers, educators, and Tribal members were invited to explore the “Boom & Bust” cycles in California - years of drought followed by wet years, flooding, and mudslides. Moreover, with the exacerbative effects of climate change to these cycles, funding losses, and weather issues - convenings such as these are critical to discuss the pro

Celebrating Earth Day at Pechanga

The Climate Science Alliance participated in the annual Earth Day event hosted by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, engaging with community members through hands-on science and art activities. On Saturday, May 4th, the Climate Science Alliance participated in the annual Earth Day event hosted by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. The event gave the Alliance and other partners the opportunity to engage with community members on the topic of sustainability. Our staff, as well as Climate Kids Ambassadors from Mission Bay High School, provided booth visitors the opportunity to learn about climate change and the effects being felt by carnivores native to the San Diego region. Attendees wer

Climate Kids - Mexico Hosts Workshops and Community Beach Clean-ups

This Spring Climate Kids - Mexico students planned workshops and beach clean-ups alongside Desembólsate BC to help inspire their community to be aware of plastic pollution, climate change, and the actions they could take to make a difference in their community. This Spring Climate Kids - Mexico students from CBTIS 146 planned workshops and beach clean-ups alongside Desembólsate BC to help inspire their community to be aware of plastic pollution, climate change, and the actions they could take to make a difference in their community. After receiving training from Desembólsate BC, students took the lead in planning activities to help reduce plastic from the coastlines. These amazing Climate Ki

Affiliated Artist Michael Ready Showcases Installation at Qualcomm

Climate Science Alliance Affiliated Artist, Michael Ready, brought his powerful installation “Art Forms in Nature” to be displayed at the Qualcomm campus this Spring. Learn more about his newest collaboration here! “Nature showcases a unique geometry of living forms. Shape, structure, color, and pattern each play a complex role in ecological function. From large-scale ecosystems to microscopic beings, there is a unique magnificence in the complexities driven by evolution and necessity.” - Art Forms in Nature Installation Climate Science Alliance Affiliated Artist, Michael Ready, recently teamed up with Qualcomm to showcase his exhibition Art Forms in Nature. Art Forms in Nature highlights th

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