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More marine heat waves forecast as ocean warming worsens

The NW Fishletter – a free, online publication focusing on fish in the Columbia River basin – referenced Climate Impacts Group’s “Shifting Snowlines and Shorelines” report in an article on marine heat waves and ocean warming. Director Amy Snover was interviewed for the article.

Read the full “Shifting Snowlines and Shorelines” report, which gives an overview of the effects of climate change on the ocean and Earth’s frozen regions. 

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New report describes anticipated climate-change effects in WA State

CIG Director Amy Snover was interviewed for this blog post summarizing CIG’s recent Snowlines and Shorelines report. “That’s the happy secret of climate change,” Amy says. “There is more happening than most people know. That being said, it isn’t really enough. It’s just the beginning, and a lot more needs to be done.” 

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Is it weather or climate?

A 2018 report on sea level rise in Washington state is referenced. The report was produced by the Washington Coastal Resilience Project, which includes the Climate Impacts Group, Washington Sea Grant, and others. 

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UW recognized for commitment to community engagement, CIG resources cited in assessment

The Carnegie Foundation recently announced that the University of Washington (UW), home of the Climate Impacts Group, is a new recipient of its 2020 Community Engagement Classification. The Community Engagement classification recognizes institutions that have deep partnerships with local communities to enrich scholarship, teaching and learning; strengthen democracy and civic society; and advance the public good. The Carnegie application involved assessments across each of the UW’s three campuses, which identified hundreds of examples of community-university partnerships.

The Climate Impacts Group’s Tribal Vulnerability Assessment Resources are one great example of the wide-ranging commitment to community engagement that this classification represents. The Tribal Vulnerability Assessment Resources, funded by the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center and the Great Basin LCC, were designed to foster tribal capacity for assessing climate risks to natural and cultural resources by providing guidance and data tailored to the needs and priorities of Northwest and Great Basin tribes. 

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CIG releases report on effects of human activity on the ocean and cryosphere

Drawing on recent data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as well as research from the Climate Impacts Group, this brief provides an overview of the importance of the ocean and the cryosphere (Earth’s frozen regions), how they are being affected by human activity and what we stand to lose if we don’t act now. 

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Storms this week expected to add needed depth to Washington snowpack

Snowpack predictions from CIG’s No Time to Waste Report are referenced in this Seattle Times article. 

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Sea-Tac just had its hottest recorded decade… ever

CIG Director Amy Snover is quoted in this article discussing warming temperatures at Sea-Tac airport and what they indicate about warming globally. 

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CIG Senior Scientist Meade Krosby on carbon footprint and discussing climate change

This story from KUOW centered on hosting a low carbon footprint dinner party. Meade Krosby, senior scientist for the Climate Impacts Group, adds that “the most important thing you can do at a dinner party is to talk about climate change… When you do talk to others about climate change, lead with your heart.” 

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Amy Snover featured on podcast about climate change in the Northwest

Amy Snover, director of the Climate Impacts Group, is featured on a recent podcast from the University of Washington Tacoma about climate change in the Pacific Northwest. Amy covers local climate change impacts in the Northwest, climate adaptation and resiliency, and more. 

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