Facing Climate Change

Stories from the Pacific Northwest

Ocean acidification

The ocean off the Northwest coast is becoming more acidic and corrosive. It's happening faster than scientists predicted.

Sea level rise

The sea level is expected to rise up to four feet along Puget Sound shores by the end of this century. The Swinomish are beginning to adapt.

Reduced snowpack

Spring snowpack is predicted to decrease by more than half in the Columbia River basin by 2100. There will not be enough water for everyone.

Habitat loss

Rising stream temperatures will reduce the quality and quantity of salmon habitat. Climate change could also shift the ranges of roots and berries.

Facing Climate Change is a documentary project that tells the story of global change through local people. This new series is from the Pacific Northwest.

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Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Nau's Grant for Change
Kongsgaard-Goldman Found.


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