CW3E Graduate Students Participate in the United Nations Convention in Poland
December 14, 2018
Three CW3E graduate students, Meredith Fish, Tashiana Osborne, and Kara Voss, attended the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) in Katowice, Poland in December of 2018 and led a press conference focused on atmospheric rivers, their impacts, and how they may change in the future. Kara, Meredith, and Tashiana were several of a larger group of students, researchers, and faculty in attendance at COP representing Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of California (UC) institutions. They were able to interact and share knowledge with policymakers, scientists, and stakeholders from around the world who share a common interest in halting anthropogenic climate change. Upon returning to San Diego, the COP24 delegate students held an event in the Scripps Seaside Forum, hosted by John-O Niles of the Carbon Institute, to share their experiences and demonstrate the importance of representation from the UCs at these annual UNFCCC conferences.
You can find more information about SIO participation at COP here: https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/uc-san-diego-scientists-bringing-new-science-geoengineering-atmospheric-rivers-plummeting