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CIG scientists contributing authors on state-wide climate resilience plan

Six scientists from the Climate Impacts Group are named as contributing authors on a state-wide plan to make Washington more resilient to climate change. The state’s Department of Natural Resources announced their Plan for Climate Resilience — which details how the affects of climate change threaten our natural resources, and identifies priority responses — at a press conference Thursday, February 20.

Dr. Crystal Raymond, climate adaptation specialist for the Climate Impacts Group, spoke at the conference and was quoted in a press release about the plan.

“The potential impacts of climate change can seem dire,” Raymond said in the press release, “but the consequences for our natural systems, economies, and local communities don’t have to be. 

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As landslides close roads, Washington’s remote towns deal with isolation

Dr. Guillaume Mauger, research scientist with the Climate Impacts Group, is quoted in this Crosscut article on how climate change is expected to increase landslides in Western Washington. 

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Lunar New Year Trends: Eco-friendly traveling

Dr. Heidi Roop, lead scientist for science communication with the Climate Impacts Group, is interviewed about “flight shame” and the carbon emissions associated with flying for TBS South Korea. 

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I’ve Come To This Mountain All My Life. What Will It Be Like in 20 Years?

A conversation with Heidi Roop, lead scientist for science communication, is referenced. Written as part of a series on the personal side of climate change, this article delves into author Erika Bolsted’s relationship to the Cascade Mountains. 

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How Native Tribes Are Taking the Lead on Planning for Climate Change

Dr. Meade Krosby, senior scientist, is quoted in this Yale Environment 360 article on tribal leadership in adapting to climate change. “One of the things that comes across really clearly is the fact that indigenous peoples are by far the most effective stewards of biodiversity,” Meade says. “They do the best job.” 

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Getting Schooled: Most teachers don’t talk about climate change in the classroom. Washington state is trying to fix that

ClimeTime, Washington State’s effort to train K-12 teachers to teach climate change in their classroom, is discussed. The Climate Impacts Group’s involvement is mentioned. 

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UW summarizes Washington climate impact on water

CIG’s 2020 report on how climate change is affecting oceans and frozen regions across the globe and in Washington state is referenced. 

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The future could look a lot like this year’s flood season

CIG Director Amy Snover is quoted in this article on recent flooding along the Snoqualmie River. “There will be no normal until we stop increasing greenhouse gas emissions, until we stop increasing the problem, Amy says. “These changes aren’t just removed, happening to some other part of the world.” CIG’s 2020 report on how climate change is affecting Earth’s oceans and frozen regions is referenced. 

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King 5 News: How climate change could impact the beer you drink

Research from the Climate Impacts Group is referenced in this story on how climate change may affect hops and beer. 

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