Northwest Climate Assessment Report

Northwest Climate Assessment Report (2013)

Published by Island Press

Climate Change in the Northwest: Implications for Our Landscapes, Waters, and Communities (published by Island Press) assesses the state of knowledge about key climate impacts and consequences to various sectors and communities in the Pacific Northwest. It was developed to accompany the 2014 National Climate Assessment and draws on a wealth of peer-reviewed literature and earlier state-level assessment reports conducted for Washington (2009) and Oregon (2010). As an assessment, it summarizes the key climate change topics as reflected in the growing body of Northwest climate change science, impacts, and adaptation literature currently available.

The 271-page report, which draws on the expertise of dozens of scientists and subject-matter experts within the region, was edited by Meghan Dalton and Phil Mote (Oregon Climate Change Research Institute) and Amy Snover (Climate Impacts Group).

Access the report from the following links:

Downloadable PDF (4 MB)
Executive summary (25 pages)
Two page summary
Purchase a hardcopy from Island Press

Suggested Citation: Dalton, M., Mote, P.W., Snover, A.K.  2013. Climate Change in the Northwest: Implications for our Landscapes, Waters, and Communities. Washington, D.C.: Island Press. 271 pp

Press releases about the report:

Joint UW/OSU press release about the report

Grim report on climate change in the Northwest from Q13 FOX
What climate change means for Northwest’s rivers, coasts and forests from OPB’s Earthfix

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