Adaptation role continues as CIRC sunsets

Erica Fleishman and Peter Ruggiero After eight years of publication, this is the last issue of CIRCulator. The Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC) will sunset at the end of August, 2022, after 12 proud years of contributing to our region’s capacity for adapting to climate-related hazards. Notwithstanding this transition, we will sustain many…

Climate Toolbox Training Videos Now Available

Erica Fleishman and Katherine Hegewisch Katherine Hegewisch and other members of the CIRC team recently created a 14-part YouTube video series that is posted on the Climate Toolbox website (Figure 1). The videos collectively provide general guidance on use of the Toolbox, explain sources of data on historic and future climate that are reflected in…

Climate change increases the likelihood of severe autumn fire weather by 40%

Linnia Rose Hawkins Anthropogenic climate change has already increased the likelihood of extreme fire weather in the western United States during autumn. Increased autumn fuel aridity and warmer temperatures during dry wind events increased the likelihood of extreme fire weather by 40%, according to a recent study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters (Hawkins et…