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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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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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