Washington State of Knowledge Report

Washington State of Knowledge Report – Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Washington State: Technical Summaries for Decision Makers (2013)

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Washington State: Technical Summaries for Decision Makers summarizes existing knowledge about the likely effects of climate change on Washington State and the Pacific Northwest, with an emphasis on research since 2007.

This “State of Knowledge” report provides technical summaries detailing observed and projected changes for Washington’s climate, water resources, forests, species and ecosystems, coasts and ocean, infrastructure, agriculture, and human health in an easy-to-read summary format designed to complement the foundational literature from which it draws. The report also describes climate change adaptation activities underway across the state and data resources available to support local adaptation efforts.

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Washington State was prepared for the Washington State Department of Ecology.

Download full report (PDF) (128 pgs – updated 5.5.14; see inside cover for details)

Executive Summary (12 pgs; PDF)

Individual chapter downloads (PDF)

 

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