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Climate Preparedness Lunch and Learn

Climate Migration Symposium – Vimeo, 52 minutes and (October 28, 2016)

Current research about the impacts of climate on Pacific Northwest agriculture – Vimeo, 52 minutes (September 20, 2016)

Video Updates on the implementation of King County’s Strategic Climate Action Plan

King County Council Committee Briefing – Strategic Climate Action Plan - Goal Area 3 (Forests and Agriculture) and Goal Area 5 (Preparing for Climate Change Impacts) and update on National Climate Action Plan – Windows Media Player, 43 minutes (November 19, 2013)

King County Council Committee Briefing – Strategic Climate Action Plan - Energy Goal Area, Part 2 of 2 – Windows Media Player, 34 minutes (July 2, 2013)

King County Council Committee Briefing – Strategic Climate Action Plan - Energy Goal Area, Part 1 of 2 – Windows Media Player, 37 minutes - (June 18, 2013)

King County Council Committee Briefing – Strategic Climate Action Plan – Transportation and Land Use Goal Area – Windows Media Player, 1 hour and 3 minutes - (April 30, 2013)

King County Council Committee Briefing – Strategic Climate Action Plan – Consumption and Materials Management Goal Area – Windows Media Player, 56 minutes (February 19, 2013)

Planning for Climate Change Impacts

Overview

Introduction to Climate Change Science 4.3 MB Microsoft PowerPoint (February, 2011)

U.S. faces biggest drought since '56, hottest 12 months on record — but what's happening in King County? - (September, 2012)
Impacts of climate change in King County– An update on Environmental, Health, and Economic Impacts of Climate Change in King County Sevin Bilir, Water and Land Resources Division and Matt Kuharic, DNRP Director's Office

Water

Ocean Acidification, Rivers, and Salmon – Jay Manning (Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification; Curtis DeGasperi, King County, Water and Land Resource Division; Mark Scheuerell, NOAA (Bellevue City Hall, August, 2011) (processing video – will be posted soon!)

Rivers

Climate Change Impacts on King County Rivers – Trends and Projections for Fall Flooding and Low Summertime Flow - Curtis DeGasperi, King County, Water and Land Resource Division, (external video) (King Street Center, November, 2011)

Sea Level Rise

New Science about Coastal Impacts of Climate Change from U.W. - (October, 2012)
Effects of Projected Twenty-First Century Sea Level Rise, Storm Surge, and River Flooding on Water Levels in Puget Sound Floodplains and Estuaries. Joe Hanman, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington

Wastewater Treatment Division: Sea Level Rise Planning & Tools – Shaun O’Neil, King County, Wastewater Treatment Division (external video) (King Street Center, December, 2011)

Coastal Flood Hazard Analysis for Vashon and Maury Islands & Sea Level Rise Mapping – Jeanne Stypula & Kyle Comanor, King County DNRP (external video) (King Street Center, February, 2012)

Salmon

Lake Sammamish/Kokanee Salmon Habitat and Climate Change – Hans Berge, King County, DNRP (external video) (King Street Center, January, 2012)

Salmon Recovery and Climate Change — Tim Walls, Snohomish County; Janne Kaje, King County DNRP; Krista Bartz, NOAA; Abby Hook, Tulalip Tribes (King Street Center, February, 2012)

Stormwater

Stormwater and Climate Change - Water Resource Area 9 – Jim Simmonds, King County DNRP (King Street Center, April, 2012)

Public Health

Climate Change and Public Health - Reducing Emissions and Improving Health – Hunter Lovins, National Capitalism Solutions; Ann Bikle, King County Department of Public Health (Kenmore, June 2011)

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Overview

Introduction to King County Climate Solutions 7.2 MB Microsoft PowerPoint (February, 2011)

Climate Change – What You Can Do – Executive Dow Constantine (King County, April, 2011)

Climate Change – What Businesses Can Do – Executive Dow Constantine (King County, April, 2011)

Climate Change – What King County is Doing – Executive Dow Constantine (King County, April, 2011)

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Greenhouse Gas Emissions in King County - Josh Marx & Matt Kuharic, King County DNRP (King Street Center, March, 2012) (external video)

Greening King County's Purchases: - (December, 2012) Karen Hamilton from King County's Environmental Purchasing Program describes how to buy "greener" products in King County and Kris Beatty from the Solid Waste Division outlines the County’s Linkup program, which targets recyclable products with a high return value and impact on the environment.

Your Property and Climate Change: What you can do - (November, 2012)
Learn about a new online resource that includes map based tools, a forest health assessment and localized resources to take action. Help make the plan for how to get the word out to King County landowners. Richard Gelb, Brin Manning and Matt Kuharic, DNRP Director's Office

Energy

Community Solar: A Model for Expanding Solar in the Pacific Northwest – Bob Burns, King County DNRP; Stanley Florek, Tangerine Power; Emma Johnson, City of Bellevue; Brad Liljequist, City of Issaquah (external video) (Issaquah, February, 2012)

Implementation of the King County Energy Plan - David Broustis, Bob Burns, John Willenbacher, Jerry Rutledge, Carl Grodnik, King County (King Street Center, August, 2012) (processing video – will be posted soon!)

Plans and Results

Local Climate Action and Sustainability Plans – (Snoqualmie, October, 2011)

2011 Annual Report on Climate Change, Green Building, Energy, and Environmental Purchasing - Nori Catabay, King County GreenTools; Karen Hamilton, King County EPP; David Broustis, King County Energy Manager; Matt Kuharic, King County Climate Change Specialist (King Street Center, July, 1012) (processing video – will be posted soon!)

King County Strategic Plan Environmental Sustainability Goal – Briefing to King County Council (October, 2011)

  • Presentation – 6.7MB PDF
  • Video The Environmental Sustainability Goal Briefing runs from 25:40- 1:09:00 (44 min); the Climate Change Section from 41:20-47:40 (6 min)

Big Picture

The Case for a Carbon Tax - Shi-Ling Hsu, University of British Columbia (external video) (King Street Center, December, 2011)

Sustainable Communities

Building Sustainable Neighborhoods and Community in the Age of Climate Change — (Issaquah, September 2011)

Videos or ppts are not available for the below events, but demonstrate the breadth of topics covered by the King County-Cities Climate Collaboration through the Sustainable Cities Roundtables. For questions about these events, email us.

Outreach and Engagement

Community Choices: Strategies for Sustainability Outreach and Engagement Bryan Cohen, Principal, Colehour Cohen; Tom Watson, EcoConsumer, King County; Miranda Redinger and Juniper Nammi, City of Shoreline (Shoreline City Hall, April, 2012)

Seeds of Sustainability; Building Systems Resilience in a Changing Climate – Pam Matson, Island Press author (King Street Center, May, 2012)

Transportation

Electric vehicles in King County (YouTube video)
King County is working to green up the commute with electric vehicles. There may be a charging station near you. (June 14, 2013)

Transit-Oriented Development: Where We Are and Where We Want to Be - Christine Grant, Cascadia Consulting; David Barnes, City of Kirkland; Gary Prince, King County DOT; Rachel Smith, Sound Transit; Michael Hubner, Puget Sound Regional Council (Redmond City Hall, July, 2012)

Ecosystems

Ecosystem Services and the Built Environment - Paula Swedeen, Environmental Consultant; Rowan Schmidt, Earth Economics (Mercer Slough, January, 2012)