Ten Skagit scientists are combining their data, models and research to better understand the Skagit river system and how it is changing and likely to change into the future. Their collective research effort extends from the 394 glaciers in the headwaters to the Puget Sound estuary. A common research vision drives their approach.
As temperatures change natural and human systems are impacted. Glaciers melt (glacial area was 50-percent less in 1998 than in 1900) and winter freezing levels rise (the average winter freezing level has risen 650 feet since the 1950s). These are a few of many system impacts set into motion as temperature rises. The new 2013 IPCC report can be found here.
In partnership with Skagit Climate Science Consortium and the Skagit Watershed Council, MoNa will launch an event to draw attention to climate change and its impact on the Northwest’s coastal communities. A call for artists to submit proposals for participatory art projects is under way. Deadline is July 1 for online applications.click HERE.