West Virginia Center on Climate Change

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What is the West Virginia Center on Climate Change? 

The West Virginia Center on Climate Change (“the Center” or “WV3C”) is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Morgantown, WV.  The Center is an initiative of Friends of Blackwater ("FOB"), a regional conservation group.  

The WV3C Advisory Board are Emily Calandrelli, Science Educator (pictured at left); Rafe Pomerance, Chair, Arctic 21; James Van Nostrand, Director, WVU Center for Energy and Sustainability; Patrick McGinley, WVU Law Professor; and Evan Hansen, WV House of Delegates.  

How can I learn more?

Scroll down for information on WV3C events and activities, and to join our e-list for updates.  Follow our postings on Facebook  and on Twitter and Instagram at @climatecenterwv.   You may also contact Logan Thorne, WV3C Director, at logan.thorne.lt@gmail.com or 304-657-5455. 

What are the Center's mission and strategy?

West Virginians, like people all over the world, are increasingly affected by the crisis of human-caused global warming and climate change.  To address this challenge, West Virginians need science-based research, education, communication, dialogue, advocacy, policy, and action.

The mission of the WV3C is to help meet these needs by bringing up-to-date, multi-disciplinary, scientific and policy expertise into a wide range of civic and community settings, in a nonpartisan and constructive way.  The Center is an informational, partnership, and leadership resource for a wide range of individuals, organizations, and institutions.  The Center takes an “all of the above” and pro-innovation position on climate solutions.

The Center's strategic approach is to: (1) help create and deploy effective, accessible, inclusive, justice-focused, science-based educational programs; (2) help build grass-roots and leadership understanding; (3) help foster common-sense and constructive dialogue; and (4) help identify, develop, and promote policy options and common-ground solutions that will lead to effective action. 

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News and Events

We just completed a major public workshop program on "Climate Change and Public Health: Addressing the Growing Crisis," on Saturday, September 21, 2019, in Morgantown, West Virginia.   
You can see videos of Conference presentations, a full speaker list, press coverage of the event, powerpoint slides, and more at the Conference Page.  
The Keynote Luncheon Presenter was Dr. Bernard D. Goldstein, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
The program was co-sponsored with the West Virginia University College of Law Center for Energy and Sustainable Development and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Project.

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Past Program Highlights -- 2018 National Energy Conference in Morgantown


Tom Rodd with Friends of Blackwater plays banjo and leads the group in a song at the Earth Day event, on Saturday.

Kitchen Klimate Science: WV3C's "Chef Tom" Rodd and Director Logan Thorne do the  "Greenhouse Boogie" with visitors at the Morgantown Farmer's Market pavilion.