Several subject matter experts presented at the Pierce County Rural Climate Dialogues event on climate change, public health, and disaster preparedness and how these pressures impact local rural communities. Available are recordings of each speaker's presentation.
WEATHER AND CLIMATE BACKGROUND #1
Jeff Renner, KING 5 News Meteorologist (retired)
WEATHER AND CLIMATE BACKGROUND #2
Guillaume Mauger, University of Washington Climate Impacts Group
WILDFIRE SMOKE, AIR QUALITY, AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Judy Olsen, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.
AGRICULTURE AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Carrie Brausieck, Snohomish Conservation District
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Roxanne Castleman-Reffalt, Pierce County Department of Emergency Management & Fire Chief Todd Wernet, South Pierce Fire & Rescue
Charley Burns, Washington Department of Natural Resources (retired)
CLIMATE CHANGE AND UTILITIES
Sarah Sweet, John Nierenberg & Cullen Ritchie, Tacoma Power