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Northwest National Climate Assessment Report (2013)
Published by Island Press
Climate Change in the Northwest: Implications for Our Landscapes, Waters, and Communities assesses the state of knowledge about key climate impacts and consequences to various sectors and communities in the Pacific Northwest. It draws on a wealth of peer-reviewed literature, earlier state-level assessment reports conducted for Washington (2009) and Oregon (2010), as well as a risk framing workshop. 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.
This report serves as an updated resource for scientists, stakeholders, decision makers, students, and community members interested in understanding and preparing for climate change impacts on Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. This more detailed, foundational report is intended to support the key findings presented in the Northwest chapter of the Third National Climate Assessment.
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)
- Two page summary
- Purchase a hardcopy from Island Press
- Read the joint UW/OSU press release about the report
Read more press releases 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
Washington Climate Change Impacts Assessment (2009)
The Washington Climate Change Impacts Assessment report is a comprehensive look at how climate change may affect key sectors of Washington's natural and built environment, including agriculture, coasts, energy, forests, human health, salmon, urban stormwater infrastructure, and water supply. Funding for the study was provided by the Washington State Legislature.
Information from the assessment is available in a variety of formats. PDF copies of the full report, as well as individual report chapters, are provided below. Journal articles based on the Washington Assessment were published in 2010 as part of a special issue of the journal Climatic Change. Contact CIG to request a copy of a chapter's journal article. Finally, presentations and other materials from a one day conference on the assessment hosted by the CIG in February 2009 are available on the WACCIA conference website.
Preparing for Climate Change: A Guidebook for Local, Regional, and State Governments (2007)
Preparing for Climate Change: A Guidebook for Local, Regional, and State Governments is designed to help local, regional, and state governments prepare for climate change by recommending a detailed, easy-to-understand process for climate change preparedness based on familiar resources and tools. The guidebook was co-authored by the Climate Impacts Group and King County (Washington). ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability was a contributing partner. Since it's release in 2007, more than 3,000 copies of the guidebook have been distributed worldwide.
|Full guidebook and Individual Sections
|Download the complete guidebook (5.6 MB)|
Front Matter (3.2 MB)
Table of Contents (144 kb)
Executive Summary (147 kb)
Key Terms (124 kb)
Suggested Checklist (110 kb)
Chapter 14 - Sources (361 kb)
Appendices (2.7 MB)
Back Cover (233 kb)