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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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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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