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B.7 Global Climate Change: Pacific Northwest ImpactsRichard Gammon

Photo of Puget SoundGlobal climate change will bring major changes to the Pacific NW, both on the land and in the coastal environment. In this presentation, I will summarize these projected impacts, drawing on the published work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2013/2104 AR5) and the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington. The focus will be primarily on the marine environment, addressing ocean acidification, sea-level rise, toxic algal blooms, and species diversity /invasive species. The global predictions of changing temperature and precipitation will be addressed at the regional scale with implications for agriculture, water resources, snowpack, and forest health.

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