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Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
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Secretary Jewell to Join Scientists for Seattle Roundtable on Effects of Climate Change in Pacific Northwest
On Heels of President Obama's State of the Union Address, Secretary Jewell to Discuss Climate Change Impacts on Northwest U.S. Communities, National Parks
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SEATTLE, WA— As part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution, develop domestic clean energy sources and create American jobs, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will convene a roundtable on Tuesday, February 4 at the University of Washington's College of the Environment, focused on climate change impacts to the Pacific Northwest.
Jewell will be joined by scientists from the University of Washington and the Department of the Interior, representatives from three national parks in the region, tribal representatives and other interested stakeholders.
After the roundtable discussion, which is open to interested press, Secretary Jewell and the Dean of the College of the Environment, Dr. Lisa Graumlich, will hold a media availability at 11 a.m. to discuss the President's Climate Action Plan and its implementation.
Today Jewell is in Mount Rainier National Park with glaciologists and scientists to see firsthand the impacts of a changing climate on the park's glaciers, rivers, infrastructure, access and neighboring communities.
WHO: Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Dr. Lisa Graumlich, Dean, College of the Environment, and other faculty, University of Washington
Dr. Gustavo Bisbal, Center Director, Department of the Interior Northwest Climate Science Center
Nancy Lee, Deputy Regional Director, USGS Northwest Region and other USGS scientists and CSC participants
Sarah Creachbaum, Superintendent, Olympic National Park
Karen Taylor-Goodrich, Superintendent, North Cascades National Park Complex
Fawn Sharp, President Quinault Indian Nation Executive Director of the Columbia River Intertribal Fisheries Commission
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 9:00am – 11:00am PST - Roundtable Discussion 11:00am PST - Media Availability
University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
1122 NE Boat Street
Seattle, WA 98105
Credentialed media representatives are asked to RSVP here for both the roundtable and media availability by TODAY, Monday, February 3 at 6:00pm PST.