Joseph Casola

Dr. Joe Casola has worked on issues related to climate science and policy for nearly 20 years. His career has focused on translating information about climate variability, climate change, and climate impacts for policymakers, resource managers, and business leaders. Recent accomplishments include coordinating the 2017 Northwest Climate Conference and serving as an author for the Fourth National Climate Assessment and the report Unfair Share: Exploring the Disproportionate Risks from Climate Change Facing Washington State Communities. Dr. Casola earned his PhD and MS degrees in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington, where his research examined the response of snowpack in the Cascades to rising temperatures. He also holds a BS in Chemistry from Duke University. His past positions include: Deputy Director at University of Washington's Climate Impacts Group; adjunct faculty at George Mason University; Staff Scientist and Program Director for Science and Impacts at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions; Senior Associate at ICF International; and Post-Doctoral Fellow at the National Research Council.

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Planning with Climate Change in Mind (Coursera)

This course focuses on the climate impacts occurring and expected to occur across the United States. Our approach will be regional and sectoral, with consideration of impacts on water resources, transportation, energy, agriculture, forests, health, and coastal/marine resources. We will also look at how you can apply information about [...]
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How Do We Manage Climate Change? (Coursera)

In this course, learners will identify the types of actions that we can pursue to address climate change. These actions fall into two broad categories: 1) mitigation, which refers to efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or enhance carbon sinks, and 2) adaptation, which refers to our preparations for [...]
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What is Climate Change? (Coursera)

In this course, learners will become familiar with the scientific evidence that demonstrates human-caused climate change. We will explore how greenhouse gases cause the Earth to warm, and why our recent warming is attributed to human activities. We will also discuss where our climate is headed, including anticipated future [...]
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