The 1.5 Degrees Series


World’s Leading Climate Scientists Connecting With The Baker Community

20 Minute Presentations By
University of Washington and the Future of Ice Initiative

A FREE Community Event at Mt. Baker Ski Area

2:00 PM at the Raven Hut

Happy Hour Fondue Bar* and Micro Brews Available
* Fondue Bar by Donation to Mt. Baker SnowSchool Banner Photo: Grant Gunderson

presented by Cecilia Bitz, Ph.D

January 16th

Climate and the
Future of Salmon
in the Pacific Northwest

presented by Daniel Schindler, Ph.D.

January 23th

El Niño, the Blob and Climate Change: What it Means for our Neck of the Woods

presented by Nick Bond, Ph.D

About the presenters


Cecilia Bitz, Ph.D.

Professor of Atmospheric Science
at the University of Washington

Cecilia Bitz is a professor in the Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Washington. Cecilia's research focus is on ice and climate. She has traveled to both the Arctic and Antarctic to make measurement to understand sea ice physics and improve predictive models.


Daniel Schindler, Ph.D.

Professor in the School of Aquatic Fisheries Science and the the Department of Biology

Daniel Schindler is a Professor in the School of Aquatic Fishery Sciences, at the University of Washington, where he studies the relationship between salmon, watersheds, and ecological resiliency in a future of climate change. He performs most of his work on rivers in western Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. He currently holds the Harriet Bullitt Endowed Chair in Conservation.


Nick Bond, Ph.D.

Climatologist for Washington State, and Research Scientist for the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) at the University of Washington

Nick Bond is a research scientist with the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) at the University of Washington and is the Climatologist for Washington State. Much of his research concerns the weather and climate of the Pacific Northwest. He cheerfully admits to being a weather geek.

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About the Future of Ice Initiative

The “Future of Ice” Initiative represents a commitment by the University of Washington to invest in knowledge about the polar regions. Future of Ice also provides a framework through which to foster collaborative partnerships with stakeholders in the polar regions, where the triple challenges of climate change, new economic pressures, and rapid social and political disruption intersect. For more information, visit

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