The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) at the University of Washington recently released a State of Knowledge Report on Climate Change in Puget Sound. This report, funded jointly by the Puget Sound Institute, NOAA, and the State of Washington, builds on 20 years of regional climate impacts research. Designed to be accessible to a wide range of readers, the report is comprehensive place-based synthesis of climate change impacts on the lands, waters and people of Puget Sound.
The report includes numerous topics of interest to network members, including sections on how Climate Change will affect the Water Cycle, Sea Level, Landslides, Erosion and Sediment, and Marine Ecosystems. For example, Section 4: How will Climate Change affect Sea Level, includes observed and projected future changes to sea levels in the Puget Sound before highlighting examples of steps taken by different levels of government, tribes, local communities, and organizations in the region to reduce climate risks.
Numerous network members were involved in writing and compiling the report, including Guilllaume Mauger (coordinating lead author), Lara Whitely Binder (member of the report author team), and Roger Fuller, Eric Grossman, Ian Miller, Carol Lee Roalkvam, and Peter Ruggierio (contributors).
The release of the report has garnered widespread media coverage. You can find a Seattle Times article on the report here, and a blog post from the Puget Sound Institute focused on the landslide component of the report here.
The full report, executive summary, and individual chapters can be downloaded here on the CIG website.