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The West Virginia Center on Climate Change (“WV3C”) is a nonprofit organization based in Morgantown, WV.

The WV3C is dedicated to helping West Virginians and their neighbors address the crisis of global warming and climate change. We invite you to join our effort.

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Latest News & Events

“Carbon Removal” Webinar a Success!

Almost one hundred people attended WV3C’s October 26, 2021 online webinar, “Carbon Removal and More: What Lies Ahead for these Climate Solutions?”

Click here for a YouTube video of the full webinar program; click here to read an in-depth story in the Charleston Gazette-Mail about the important carbon management challenges that were discussed.

The principal webinar speaker was Dr. Julio Friedmann, Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, with panelists Erin Burns and Dr. Emily Grubert.

This program was co-sponsored with the WVU College of Law Center for Energy and Sustainable Development; and the WVU Bridge Initiative for Science and Technology Policy, Leadership, and Communications. Thanks for their support and participation.

More news:

On September 14 we completed our Summer 2021 “Fair Transition” Webinar Series; Dr. Jamie Shinn of West Virginia University was the featured speaker. A video recording is on the WV3C YouTube Channel.   Also, click here for an article about the July 13 “Fair Transition” webinar that featured Dr. Chris Hansen. Click here to see a funny YouTube video by Sandy Fallon about our “Kitchen Klimate Science” program.

For the latest on climate science and policy with a West Virginia focus, visit and follow WV3C at the West Virginia Center on Climate Change on Facebook.

Thanks for your climate concern! For more information, contact Tom Rodd, WV3C Project Director; 304-541-4494; 304-265-0018; thomasrodd@wvclimate.org.

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Our Mission

We work in West Virginia and the surrounding region to help meet the challenge of global warming and the climate crisis.

WV3C programs emphasize impacts and issues that are most important to West Virginians, presented in non-confrontational opportunities for learning and dialogue. 

The West Virginia Center on Climate Change takes an “all of the above” position on climate solutions.  We welcome tax-deductible donations from individuals and foundations.


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Our Strategy

The WV3C organizes live and online educational programs and media outreach that bring scientific and policy expertise about the climate crisis to West Virginians and our neighbors.

Our expert-led nonpartisan programs — in a wide range of community settings — are based on peer-reviewed research and solid experience and scholarship. 

We partner with a diverse group of individuals, organizations, and institutions.

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Our People

The WV3C Advisory Board are Emily Calandrelli; Rafe Pomerance; James Van Nostrand; Patrick McGinley; and Evan Hansen.  The WV3C Director is Logan Thorne;  Tom Rodd is the Project Supervisor. 

Scholars, professionals, and other experts provide advice and content for WV3C programs. The conservation group Friends of Blackwater provides support services to the WV3C.