Past Spotlight Features

Past Spotlight features for recent years are available here for quick reference.

Workshops and Meetings:


Register for the 1st Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference
Join the CIG and a consortium of PNW research groups and federal and state agencies on June 15-16, 2010 in Portland for the region's first annual PNW climate science conference (4.21.10)

CIG hosting free webinar on new hydrologic climate change scenarios and downscaling
Join us on March 17 or March 24 for an overview of CIG's new hydrologic climate change scenarios and use of downscaling in scenario development at the CIG (3.11.10)

Talks from the Climate Change Impacts on Olympic Peninsula Salmon workshop
Watch video coverage of the talks given at this workshop (2.10.10)


Presentations from CIG climate and water forecast meetings posted
The presentations from both meetings have been posted on the respective websites (10.23.09)


Presentations from the CIG's ID climate and water forecast meeting posted
Presentations from the CIG's October 16, 2008 Idaho climate and water forecast meeting for the 2009 Water Year are now posted (10.16.08)


Research Findings, Papers, Reports, and Media Stories:


Final version of the Washington Climate Change Impacts Assessment report now available
Final versions of the WACCIA report, Executive Summary, and individual report chapters are now available in PDF format (6.30.09)

Setting the Record Straight: Responses to Common Challenges to Climate Science
Review a short FAQ prepared jointly with the University of Oregon's Climate Leadership Initiative on common challenges to climate change science (3.25.09)


PNW climate change impacts scenarios updated
Recently updated projections of changes in PNW temperature and precipitation are now available (8.4.08)

New report on sea level rise
Interpreting projections of global sea level rise along with local factors like tectonic uplift for Washington's coastal waters (press release) (01.17.08)


Hard copies of the CIG's climate change adaptation guidebook now available
A limited number of copies of the recently published Preparing for Climate Change: A Guidebook for Local, Regional, and State Governments are now available for distribution (12.18.07)

IPCC releases Working Group 2 summary report
Read a summary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Working Group 2 report on climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability (4.8.07)

IPCC releases Summary for Policy Makers
Read the latest conclusions regarding global climate change from the IPCC's 2007 Summary for Policy Maker's Report (2.3.07)

Report on the economic impacts of climate change on Washington State released
Read the report released by the Washington State Departments of Ecology and Community, Trade & Economic Development. Read the press release from the Department of Ecology (1.10.07)

Forecasts and Forecast Updates:

Note on past forecasts and forecast updates:





Join CIG for Ed Miles's retirement symposium
CIG co-director and founder Ed Miles is retiring after 35 years at UW. Please join us on June 4, 2010, for a symposium honoring Ed's significant contributions to the global community. (6.4.10)

CIG statement regarding CRU breach
Read the letter CIG drafted to the Governor (2.24.10)

NOAA releases concept for climate services
Read about NOAA's plans to develop a NOAA Climate Services program (2.8.10)


Philip Mote honored by Seattle Magazine
Congratulations to Philip Mote, CIG researcher and Washington State Climatologist, for making Seattle Magazine's 5th annual list of the 25 most influential people in the Puget Sound region in 2008 (10.31.08)

Nate Mantua and the Pacific salmon collapse
Listen to CIG researcher Nate Mantua and other panelists discuss the collapse of West Coast salmon stocks on Seattle's KUOW (94.9 FM) Weekday program (4.2.08)

CIG has moved!
On March 26, 2008, the CIG moved into its new location on the University of Washington campus (3.26.08)

CIG researcher Philip Mote honored at UW
CIG researcher and Washington State Climatologist Philip Mote is one of five recipients of the 2008 Distinguished Staff Award at the University of Washington (3.13.08)


Prof. Dennis Lettenmaier named AAAS Fellow
Congratulations to Professor Dennis Lettenmaier, a CIG Principal, for becoming a Fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (10.25.07)

CIG receives 2007 Green Globe Award
Read more about the award given to the CIG by the King County Executive Office and Department of Natural Resources and Parks (4.13.07)