Climate Science on Tap!

Cascadia Climate Action organizes panel discussions that we call Climate Science on Tap to build community understanding of and engagement on climate change and related causes, impacts, and solutions.  We collaborate with individuals, programs, and organizations, such as the University of Washington’s Program on the Environment and we welcome interested individuals and groups to contact us to discuss such participation.  They are a great way to build a stronger community network with informative, engaging presenters in a fun and relaxed environment.  There are always opportunities to learn about how to get involved before leaving, too!

We want to thank the supporting brewpubs where the community can enjoy food and beverages while engaging in stimulating discussions with scientists and experts around this urgent global issue: 

Naked City Brewery and Tap House

Peddler Brewing Company and

Lagunitas Brewing Company.  

We would love to hear from other brewpubs interested in hosting these events at their facilities, too!

Coming Up:

Energy and Climate Policy at the Crossroads: Will the World Act on Climate Change Fast Enough?

When:  Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Venue:  Lagunitas Brewing Company, 1550 NW 49th St, Seattle, WA.


Nick Touran, Ph.D. nuclear physicist at TerraPower, and energy educator.

LuAnne Thompson, Ph.D. Oceanographer, former Director of UW Program on Climate Change.

Reed Schuler, J.D., Senior Climate Policy Advisor, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.  Previously with Obama’s State Department as a negotiator for the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015.  Recently was a delegate to the UN COP23 in Bonn, Germany accompanying Governor Inslee.


P. Sean McDonald, Ph.D., Lecturer UW Program on Environment, Researcher with UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.


  • 6:00 pm –  Doors open. Tables with information about climate organizations and campaigns.
  • 6:30 pm –  Climate trivia game
  • 7:00 pm –  Panel begins with short presentations, followed by a moderated discussion and concluding with ample time for audience questions of the panelists.
  • 8:30 pm –  Wrap up.

Watch for postings of audio and video recording of this event and past events.  As they become available they will be available here on the Cascadia Climate Action website and the Climate on Tap and Cascadia Climate Action Facebook pages.

Past Climate Science on Tap events include the following:

Geoengineering: What Is It and Is It Ready for Field Testing?  

On November 2, 2017 at Naked City Brewery and Tap House


Going to Extremes: The Future of Weather in the Pacific Northwest

On October 16, 2017 at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse

Climate Change in Puget Sound: Is the Salish Sea Food Web Hanging by a Thread?

On August 30, 2017 at Peddler Brewing Company