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Climate Impacts Group (CIG) researchers are frequently called on by the media to discuss research results and other climate-related events in the Pacific Northwest. The following is a sampling of the CIG’s media coverage. All articles have been made available via the reporting newspaper’s or the University’s news archive service. Some archive services may require free log-in. Please report any problems accessing articles to the web administrator.

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June 19, 2015
Seattle Weekly

How Seattle's Poor Are Most Affected by Climate Change

June 3, 2015
The Stranger

What Seattle Will Look Like After 2050 If We Don't Get Real About Climate Change

May 20, 2015
Seattle Times

Inslee boosts climate goal as cap-and-trade action stalls

April 15, 2015
Northwest Public Radio

Here's Why It Will Be A Bad Year For The Northwest (Or Maybe Not)

April 14, 2015
Climate Central

Three Ways The West Can Adapt To Drought

March 28, 2015
The Bellingham Herald

Pricing carbon is a smart policy for Washington

March 6, 2015

What a Record-Low Snowpack Means For Summer In The Northwest

February, 10 2015
Circle of Blue

Pacific Northwest's Winter, Warm and Wet, Is Climate Change Preview

February, 4 2015

Can Northwest Forests Be Protected From Future Mega-Fires?

January, 12 2015
Jefferson Public Radio

Low Snowfall This Year Offers A Preview Of Warmer Climate To Come

December 22, 2014
Tacoma News Tribune and the Olympian

Losing Paradise: Climate Change is Changing Mount Rainier

December, 17 2014
King 5 News

UW scientist: Local governments need climate change guidance

July 29, 2014

Climate Change Means More Massive Wildfires Ahead, Gov. Inslee Says

July 18, 2014
The Seattle Times

Saving mountain goats with science, guts and good guesses

May 8, 2014
Seattle Times

Climate change is here, not on the way

May 6, 2014
The Seattle Times

Report: Climate-change effects are already apparent in NW

May 6, 2014

Floods, Insects, Torrential Downpours: Here's What To Expect from Northwest Climate Change

February 13, 2013
The Seattle Times

Climate change: mitigation, adaptation

November 4, 2013
Q13 Fox

Grim report on climate change in the Northwest

November 4, 2013
OPB Earthfix

What Climate Change Means For Northwest's Rivers, Coasts and Forests

June 26, 2013
The Spokesman-Review

Global warming hot discussion topic

January 25, 2013
Puget Sound Business Journal

Hospitality: NW ski areas already getting ready for global warming

January 16, 2013
US News

SPU: Rising sea levels could put West Seattle shores underwater by 2050

January 14, 2013
US News

What climate change means for Seattle and the Northwest

January 12, 2013
US News

Seattle calculates how climate change will redraw its shores

July 12, 2012
US News

Climate may cut cows' milk production in the South

June 15, 2012

Report predicts drier summers in Eastern Washington

September 16, 2011

A Warming Climate May Lead To More Extreme Weather In The Northwest

September 14, 2011
Oregon Public Broadcasting

Don't let cool spring fool you, experts say global warming is a fact

August 20, 2011
Record Courier, Carson Valley, NV

Tree Yield Clues for Water Management

July 20, 2011
The New York Times

Seeing Trends, Coalition Works to Help a River Adapt

July 5, 2011
Guam Pacific Daily News

Climate Change Affects our Shores

June 26, 2011
Yakima Herald

Don't let cool spring fool you, experts say global warming is a fact

June 17, 2011

Signs of global warming found in ancient tree study

June 12, 2011
News Tribune

Climate change will cost now – or much more later

June 10, 2011
WFDD (NPR - Wake Forest, NC) & Boise State Public Radio

Thinning snows in Rockies Tied to Global Warming

June 9, 2011

Snowpack declines in Northern Rockies, Upper Columbia region 'almost unprecedented' in last 800 years, study says

June 9, 2011
Oregon Public Broadcasting & Discovery News

Snowpack science reveals changing climate pattern in the Northwest

May 26, 2011
Scientific American

Climate change increases threat of fire to U.S. West

May 13, 2011
News Register

Forces of nature combine for cold, wet spring

May 12, 2011
NW Fishletter

BuRec Report Catalogs 'Possible' Climate Impacts

April 15, 2011
Issaquah Press

Join county executive for chat to launch Earth Week

March 2, 2011
Climate Central

Big Chill in Bering Sea

February 20, 2011
The Columbian

State's climate change efforts fall short

February 18, 2011

Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest

February 14, 2011

Boise TV interview about ENSO

January 21, 2011
The Olympian

State's highest tides of year coming this weekend

January 5, 2011

A different city

December 13, 2010
The Denver Post

Feds: Wolverine warrants protection

December 9, 2010
Scientific American

Clearing and present danger? Fog that nourishes California Redwoods is declining

December 1, 2010
Register Guard

Climate change means more extremes in Oregon

October 29, 2010
Columbia Basin Bulletin

This year's La Niña likely to bring cold, moist jet streams into Northwest this winter

October 24, 2010
Seattle PI

Altered shoreline raises future risk

October 7, 2010
Seattle PI

Hot Stuff: UW part of national effort to study global warming
September 17, 2010
The Olympian

La Niña expected to bring wet, gray winter to region
Increased chance of floods: Skiers, salmon fishers rejoice when Pacific cools

August 11, 2010
Seattle Times

Sun likely to break up shroud of clouds by midweek

July 14, 2010
The Daily Astorian

Climate change fuels a desire for action

July 4, 2010

It's not just BP's oil in the Gulf that threatens the world's oceans

June 11, 2010
Indian Country News

Tribes prepare for impacts of climate change

March 21, 2010
The Olympian

Snowpack 'pretty darn low'

February 17, 2010
The Oregonian

Scientists still sparring over future of Pacific Northwest snowpack

February 17, 2010
Idaho Statesman

Mudslides bury California, East gets record snow and Idaho suffers through dry winter

February 27, 2010
The Oregonian

Columbia River salmon runs plentiful now, but don't count on trend continuing

January 27, 2010
Tacoma News Tribune

El Niño to top extreme tides
January 24, 2010
The Oregonian

Global warming will require changes at Northwest dams

January 18, 2010
Seattle PI

As the climate warms, what will our rivers do?
January 16, 2010
San Diego Union Tribune

Storms expected to drench county

January 5, 2010
Tacoma News Tribune

'Noise' about climate change
November 25, 2009
Wenatchee World

State braces for climate change

September 30, 2009
Environment News Service

Mayor Nickels invokes CIG studies when signing the Climate Protection Pledge

September 23, 2009
Idaho Statesman

CIG researcher speaks about climate change in Idaho

September 18, 2009
UW News, Seattle

Study on climate change impacts on human health in the PNW
September 19, 2009
Spokesman Review
CIG's streamflow projections and protection of industrious beavers

August 9, 2009
Spokesman Review

Ed Miles speaks about City Council candidates' positions on climate change

July 31, 2009
Seattle Times, Seattle, WA

NOAA considers moving operations from Lake Union

July 1, 2009

Climate and wildfire press release

June 7, 2009
NBC News, Los Angeles, CA

Forecasters predict El Niño this year
May 21, 2009
The Seattle-Post Intelligencer.com
Global warming's impacts on state forests: Burn baby burn!
March 9, 2009
The Spokesman-Review
In short term, climate change effects could be boon for farmers
February 12, 2009
KUOW (94.9 FM) News
Climate change may squeeze hydropower, but boost winter wheat
February 12, 2009
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

State not ready for 'climate refugees': Scientists warn of migration, sickness

February 11, 2009
The Seattle Times
Report: Climate change to wallop state
February 11, 2009
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Less water, more heat forecast for state
February 11, 2009
KOMO 4 News
(Seattle, WA)

Study: Climate change to impact Washington

January 13, 2009
KATU 2 News (Portland, OR)
Dirty snow causes early runoff in Cascades
June 11, 2008
The Seattle Post-
June in Seattle more like Juneau
May 28, 2008
The Seattle Times
Cantwell, Inslee focus on increasing acidity of oceans at Seattle hearing
April 16, 2008
Thaindian News
World's mountains will not remain water towers forever
April 1, 2008
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle's plans for future shaped by climate change still in infancy
March 20, 2008
The Oregonian
Despite another cold winter in Oregon, global warming hasn't gone away, experts say
March 1, 2008
The Seattle Times
Studies warn area water will get more scarce
February 9, 2008
The Yakima Herald-Republic
Many factors contribute to this year's crazy snowfall
February 5, 2008
Science Daily
Floods and droughts: Water planners call for fundamental shift to deal with changing climate
January 18, 2008
The Olympian
Olympia in risk zone for rise in sea level
January 18, 2008
The Seattle Times
Puget Sound to creep up, up
January 6, 2008
The Oregonian
Warming could fry salmon
The region's signature fish can't survive in warm waters; they're already feeling the heat.
December 30, 2007
The Kitsap Sun
State team looking at ways to address climate change
December 26, 2007
The Skagit Valley Herald
Climate change poses threat to regional icons
(part of Skagit Valley Herald climate change series)
December 23, 2007
The Skagit Valley Herald
Temperatures rising, glaciers melting in Northwest
(part of Skagit Valley Herald climate change series)
December 2007
Governing Magazine
Local Warming
It’s too late to stop climate change. What we can do is plan for it.
December 4, 2007
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Climate change could mean more massive downpours
November 2, 2007
The Mail Tribune
Glaciers grow on Mount Shasta
For now, they do, but global warming will eventually erase these rivers of ice atop the peak, scientific study says
October 12, 2007
The Seattle Times
Northwest scientists played roles in Nobel Peace Prize
September 24, 2007
University and state agencies to forecast local health effects of climate change
September 5, 2007
Insurance Journal
Atlantis effect? Rising sea level worries Wash. shoreline areas

September 4, 2007

Wash.: Climate change boosts agriculture

September 3, 2007 Tacoma News Tribune Warming could change face of state
August 30, 2007
Tri-City Herald

A regional goal -- reducing emissions

August 28, 2007
Insurance NewsNet

Too much water or too little? Coping with the inevitable

June 25, 2007
San Diego Union - Tribune
Vulnerability forces areas to face change
June 12, 2007
The Seattle Times
Kilimanjaro not a victim of climate change, UW scientist says
June 12, 2007
Study: Kilimanjaro's shrinking snow not sign of warming
June 10, 2007
The Chicago Tribune
Warming clouds national parks
June 7, 2007
The Olympian
Climate changes evident in West, experts say
May 28, 2007
KOMO-4 News
Study to examine climate change within state
May 22, 2007
The Seattle Times
Global warming could impact climate, forests and snowpack
April 25, 2007
The Oregonian
Snowpack feels the heat of rain above 6,500 feet
April 20, 2007
The Seattle Times
It's time to get serious about climate change
April 10, 2007
The Idaho Statesman

Our View: We need more answers to help salmon

April 6, 2007
The Los Angeles Times
Permanent drought predicted for Southwest
Study says global warming threatens to create a Dust Bowl-like period. Water politics could also get heated.
April 6, 2007
The Seattle Times
Global warming could deal big blow to salmon
March 29, 2007
The Seattle Times
Nickels' watershed view: City's supply OK for now
March 23, 2007
Washington CEO Magazine
Spring of our discontent
February 28, 2007
KIFI ABC affiliate in Eastern Idaho
Warming trend affects water
February 25, 2007
The Columbian
Global Warming - Clark County in the cross hairs
February 24, 2007
The Oregonian
What is the state of Northwest snowpack?
Read UW Atmospheric Sciences statement referenced in the article
February 11, 2007
The Mail Tribune
The coming storm
February 7, 2007
The Seattle Times
State should find ways to protect City Light's climate-protection efforts
February 2, 2007
The Seattle Times
UW researcher in spotlight on global-warming issue
January 29, 2007
The Oregonian
Experts square off on climate change
January 25, 2007
The Daily News
Capitol Dispatch: For climate change talk, not much good news
December 31, 2006
The Oregonian
Northwest forecast: Dramatic change
December 6, 2006
The Sacramento Bee
Rising water levels in S.F. will stress city's drains
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December 1, 2006
The Columbia Basin Bulletin
Wet November might help mitigate coming El Niño impacts
November 29, 2006
The Oregonian
NW scientists push for creation of unified U.S. climate service
Warming - Better long-term forecasting could help farmers, firefighters, utilities and others
November 28, 2006
United Press International
U.S. Climate Service creation is urged
November 26, 2006
The Washington Post
On the move to outrun climate change
Self-preservation forcing wild species, businesses, planning officials to act
November 26, 2006
Spokane Spokesman-Review
Ramifications of warming start to sink in
November 16, 2006
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle's wettest November
We're awash in a sea of global climate change -- and it's not over yet
October 19, 2006
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle will get soggier in the next century
UW researcher predicts more gray skies in Northwest
October 13, 2006
Environmental News Service
U.S. West vulnerable to warming
October 12, 2006
Bellingham Herald
City, port factor rising sea into waterfront plan
At least part of site may need raising
(Please contact CIG for information on this article)
September 22, 2006
Capital Press
Apocalypse or mixed blessing?
Near-term outlook looks good for U.S. latitudes
September 8, 2006 Tacoma News-Tribune Dry weather likely into autumn
July 12, 2006
The Seattle Times
Global warming: They're not laughing at Ron Sims now
July 7, 2006
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Sims unveils 10-year plan to repair county levees
July 7, 2006
The Seattle Times
Sims calls for new district to fix levees, control flooding
June 29. 2006
Discovery Channel News
Study: Most of continental US is getting wetter
June 28, 2006
Salt Lake Tribune
Group urges planning for global warming
June 5, 2006
The Seattle Times
An even grayer Seattle from global warming?
June 1, 2006
The Oregonian
Analysis rates Oregon risks if oceans rise
May 30, 2006
U.S. News and World Reports
Temperature rising: Feeling a bit warm? You may just have to live with it

May 30, 2006
USA Today

A warmer world may, or may not, be wetter
May 5, 2006
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
What cost climate change?
April 9, 2006
Tacoma News Tribune
Efforts to deny global warming ignore, distort solid science (editorial)
April 7, 2006
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Even the Emerald City must learn to conserve water
April 3, 2006
Time Magazine

Polar ice caps are melting faster than ever... More and more land is being devastated by drought... Rising waters are drowning low-lying communities... By any measure, Earth is at... The tipping point

March 26, 2006
The Oregonian
Mount Hood meltdown
February 25, 2006
Seattle Times
UW charts impact of local climate change (editorial by the Times Editorial Board)
January 29, 2006
The Register-Guard
Global climate change may have a lasting impact on the Lane County landscape (may require free log-in)
January 13, 2006 Puget Sound Business Journal Tackling our next environmental challenge
December 4, 2005
Bellingham Herald
Warning: Temperatures show steady upward trend
December 4, 2005
Bellingham Herald

Melting snowpack changes rivers

December 4, 2005
Bellingham Herald

Climate's effect on ocean unknown

November 22, 2005
Kazinform (Kazakhstan)
Warming may cause widespread shortages, study says
November 17, 2005
U.S. State Dept.
Global warming will reduce future water supply, study finds
November 17, 2005
The San Francisco Chronicle
Global warming study forecasts more water shortages
November 17, 2005
People's Daily Online (China)
Climate warming to shrink water supplies around world: study
November 17, 2005
USA Today
A cautionary picture of water supplies as Earth warms
October 28, 2005
Yahoo! News
Experts urge awareness on global warming
(Link no longer available)
October 28, 2005
The Associated Press
Experts seek to raise consciousness about impact of global warming at conference in Seattle
(Published nationally in 33 papers; AP link no longer available. A sample of the AP story is available here)
October 28, 2005
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle hosts climate meeting
October 28, 2005
Columbia Basin Bulletin
Climate forecasters put the crystal ball on 2005-2006 winter
October 28, 2005
Seattle Times
Climate change hits home
October 27, 2005
Seattle Times
Battered ski industry sweating for snowfall
October 27, 2005
Christian Science Monitor
A rapid warm-up for the Northwest
October 25, 2005
The Columbian
In our view: Puget Sound warming
October 21, 2005
Puget Sound Business Journal
Liftoff: Ski resorts have recovery plan
October 18, 2005
Seattle Times
Climate change means big changes for Puget Sound
October 18, 2005
Tacoma News Tribune
Climate forecast gloomy for Puget Sound
October 18, 2005
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Sound Warning: Scientists say the region is already feeling climate change
October 18, 2005
The Olympian
Group sees ‘disaster' brewing in Puget Sound
October 9, 2005
Seattle Times
The truth about global warming (read the online question and answer session on climate change held with JISAO/CIG researchers)
October 9, 2005
The Oregonian
Nine scientists warn planet is heating up, changing fast
(paid archive)
September 30, 2005
Seattle Times

Warming will affect water supply, scientists warn Seattle officials

August 15, 2005
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
New sea wall may fall short as water rises, report says
May 12, 2005
Yakima Herald-Republic
Predicted rise in river temperatures may doom many fish runs (purchase archive copy for $2.95)
May 12, 2005
Yakima Herald-Republic
Global warming? Rise in temperature inevitable without making (purchase archive copy for $2.95)
March 9, 2005
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Drought here may be worst since 1992
February 16, 2005
The Oregonian
Study sees possibility of severe droughts
February 15, 2005
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Evidence of drought found in the Northwest
February 10, 2005
Albuquerque Journal
Warmer winters are dissipating the West's much-needed snowpacks
February 9, 2005
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
In the Northwest: We must wake up to realities of global warming
January 27, 2005
Seattle Times
Lack of snow may take toll
January 9, 2005
Yakima Herald Republic
Drought year ahead?
September 24, 2004
Columbia Basin Bulletin
More warm weather; precipitation predictions mixed
September 24, 2004
Columbia Basin Bulletin
September 1, 2004 The Missoulian

Report details global warming's role in wildfire risk

June 8, 2004
Tacoma News Tribune
State's trees drying up fast
June 4, 2004
Idaho Statesman
Scientist: Climate changes could hurt Idaho's farms, fish
May 9, 2004
Idaho Falls Post Register
Prepare to get hotter and drier
(paid archive)

May 6, 2004
Arizona Republic
Climbing temperatures spell big changes for fish
(paid archive)
May 3, 2004
The Times-News
Fire is the catalyst for forests to change with climate
(paid archive)
May 2, 2004
Statesman Journal
Fisheries change by degrees
(paid archive)
May 2, 2004
Statesman Journal
Forests adjust to changing climate
(paid archive)
April 9, 2004
Columbia Basin Bulletin
Climatologist briefs council on global warming impacts in NW
March 26, 2004
Seattle Times
Wisely investing in stocks of Pacific Northwest salmon
February 17, 2004
The Albuquerque
Global warming may hurt snowpack
February 17, 2004
The Corvallis Gazette-Times
Northwest feels the heat
February 16, 2004
The San Francisco Chronicle
Scientists focus on global warming at Seattle conclave
February 16, 2004
The Olympian
Expert: Warmer weather spells trouble for Northwest
February 16, 2004
The World
Warmer temps signal weather problems for the Northwest
February 14, 2004
The Seattle Times
Global warming hitting Northwest hard, researchers warm
February 14, 2004
The Oregonian
Climate experts forecast trouble
February 14, 2004
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Scientists warn U.S. ignores global warming at its own peril
February 14, 2004
The Associated Press
Warm weather spells trouble for Northwest
November 13, 2003
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Our warming world: The effects of climate change bode ill for Northwest
Sept. 13, 2003
Seattle Times
Rain, rain, went far away in our record dry summer
August 20, 2003
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
In the Northwest: Now's the time to ask Bush some tough questions
May 25, 2003
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
P-I Focus: We need to get out of the clouds on issue of warming
April 30, 2003
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Academic honor for 3 scientists
February 10, 2003
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Snow is drier, research shows
Measurements reveal 'disturbing' decline in snowpack's moisture
November 21, 2002
Tacoma News Tribune
Global warming to hit rivers hard, analysis finds
July 26, 2002
Seattle Times
Less snow might fall, state scientists predict, but who's listening?
January 11, 2002
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Ocean temperatures hint at a new El Niño
But the impact here next winter is likely to be modest
November 9, 2001
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Scientists warn of twists and turns in Northwest climate
Wetter winters, drier summers predicted in coming decades
August 16, 2001
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Slides are a preview of things to come
Climate experts see 'warmth' in Northwest's future
February 26, 2001
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
In The Northwest: Another lesson from 'The Great White Teacher'
January 20, 2001
Seattle Times
Low snow? Well, you're getting warm
December 17, 2000
Seattle Times
The gift of snow
January 16, 2000
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Churches step in where Congress fears to tread
Editorial by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Editorial Board
January 2, 2000
Seattle Times
Century's hotbed: Climate to heat up
November 15, 1999
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Listen up: Warming will impact the state
Editorial by the Seatle Post-Intelligencer Editorial Board
November 12, 1999
West coast warned of warming woes
November 10, 1999
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Future of NW weather 'is not pretty'
November 9, 1999
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Global warming could bring us wetter winters
November 9, 1999
Seattle Times
Things could get hot by 2050
August 12, 1997
Seattle Times
Science: Northwest finds itself in hot water
July 29, 1997
Seattle Times
Science: UW professor Edward Miles loves tackling thorny problems that span several disciplines



Special Features

General Climate Change Interviews

Washington State Climate Change Conference

On October 27, 2005, King County (Washington) sponsored a major climate change conference on planning for climate change. The conference, titled "The Future Ain't What It Used to Be: Planning for Climate Disruption", attracted more than 600 participants to Qwest Field in Seattle for a day of presentations and breakout session discussions on planning for climate change (more on the conference). The conference generated media coverage in both print and broadcast media. Broadcast segments included the following:

October 28, 2005
King 5 News (Seattle)

King County hosts global warming conference
Global warming: Scientists say time to act is now
(note: transcript of broadcast; both stories require free log-in)

October 27, 2005
Northwest Cable News
King County hosts climate change conference
(note: transcript of broadcast)

September 26, 2005
Northwest Cable News

Northwest climate is getting warmer
(note: transcript of broadcast)

The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

CIG researcher Nate Mantua interviewed about the Pacific Northwest (PNW) salmon crisis on PBS's The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer (aired December 17, 2003). Watch the segment.


West Coast states offer a different vision in Cancun
KUOW (88.5 FM) - Dec. 6, 2010 - CIG co-director Amy Snover talks about the differences between impacts from the natural climate variability and climate change in the PNW. She explains that the rising temperatures attributable to climate change will affect many of the natural resources we depend on regionally. (Listen to the program, length: 60 minutes)

The Washington Climate Change Impacts Assessment Report (Show title: Climate Change Report)
KUOW (94.9 FM), Weekday (February 11, 2009) - CIG researchers Philip Mote and Marketa McGuire Elsner, along with Jay Manning, the director of Washington State's Department of the Ecology, discuss the results of the Washington Climate Change Impacts Assessment Report. (Listen to the program, length: 60 minutes)

The Collapse of West Coast Pacific Salmon Stocks
KUOW (94.9 FM), Weekday (April 2, 2008) - CIG researcher Nate Mantua and other panelists discuss the collapse of West Coast Pacific salmon stocks. (Listen to the program, length: 60 minutes)

National Climate Service Proposed
KPLU (88.5 FM), Northwest News Center, Seattle (December 11, 2006) - CIG researcher Philip Mote talks about the CIG's proposal for a National Climate Service. (Listen to the story, length: 1:24)

Will Salmon Survive Climate Change?
KUOW (94.9 FM), Weekday radio program, Seattle (November 22, 2005) - CIG researcher Nathan Mantua and others working on salmon management and recovery in the Puget Sound region participated in an hour long discussion on climate change and salmon for KUOW's daily news program "Weekday". (Listen to discussion using RealAudio, MP3)

Seattle Plans for Drought
National Public Radio, Morning Edition (March 22, 2005) - NPR's Martin Kaste reports that normally wet Seattle is beginning to consider the possibility that droughts may be more common than they used to be. City officials are planning for the possibility that global warming may mean less rain and snow, which means a smaller water supply. Listen to story.

Global Warming-Local Warnings
Listen to NPR Morning Edition's report on Seattle, drought, and planning for global warming, Seattle Plans for Drought, featuring CIG's Richard Palmer (March 22, 2005).

Listen to KPLU’s (88.5 FM Seattle) week-long series on climate change in the Pacific Northwest (“Global Warming-Local Warnings”, aired September 8-12, 2003). Prof. Ed Miles and the CIG’s research were featured in the second (September 9) segment.

Special Events

Prof. Ed Miles and the CIG's research were featured in a special US-UK climate change dialogue at the 2004 American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting. Other forum participants included Sir David King, Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK, and David Warrilow, head of Science Policy at the UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. See more about the forum, the featured presentations, and media coverage from the event.

UW Press Releases

June 9, 2011 Scientists find recent snowpack declines in the West nearly unprecedented
July 9, 2009 Western WA poised for dry summer
May 14, 2009 Global warming impacts of snowpack in Washington Cascades
April 23, 2009 Ed Miles named Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
November 28, 2006 UW researchers advocate creation of national climate service
September 7, 2006 Washington state parched by one of driest summers ever
October 28, 2005 Effects from global warming tops agenda
February 14, 2005 Tree-ring data reveals multiyear droughts unlike any in recent memory
January 26, 2005 Dwindling snowpack is bad news for Washington's summer water needs
July 30, 2003 Washington state gets climatologist just in time for national meeting
February 6, 2003 Northwest's summer water supply under siege from warmer climate
January 10, 2002 El Niño could be brewing a warmer, drier Northwest winter in 2002-03
November 1, 2001 Marrakech conference prompts expert briefing on NW climate change
April 24, 2001 Most-serious greenhouse gas is increasing, international study finds
April 11, 2000 Clinton names Seattle researchers as Presidential Early Career Award winners
November 9, 1999 Climate change will have major Northwest impact in next 50 years
November 9, 1999 News Conference: Climate Impacts Group
November 5, 1999 Scientists to issue report detailing regional impact of climate change
November 1999 Pacific Northwest climate impacts report is part of national assessment effort
June 1, 1999 Projected snowpack decline could mean drastic changes for region
October 2, 1998 Rumors of disastrous winter amount to irresponsible hype, UW scientists say
October 13, 1997 Move over El Niño, a major new climate cycle has been discovered, and it lasts for decades