Forests, Human Health, Northwest Outlook: UW Researchers Involved In Fourth National Climate Assessment

By Hannah Hickey, UW News

University of Washington researchers were among hundreds of authors on a new volume of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, an assessment of climate change across the nation produced every four years by the federal government.

The first volume of the fourth assessment, released in 2017, looked at the physical science underlying the report. Sarah Doherty, a research scientist at the UW Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean, was an author on chapter two, “Our changing climate,” that provides an overview and update of the first volume. The rest of the second volume, released Nov. 23, focuses on impacts, risks and adaptation across the United States.

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