Cascadia CoPes Hub: a new regional research hub for facilitating coastal resiliency

Peter Ruggiero and Alessandra Burgos The Cascadia Coastlines and Peoples Hazards Research Hub, or Cascadia CoPes Hub, is a new multi-institutional team funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) for five years. The Hub will advance scientific knowledge about hazards facing coastal communities and approaches to increase their resilience. The Hub is working with…

How the 2020 wildfires shaped Oregonians’ behavior and policy support

Hilary Boudet, Leanne Giordono, Muhammad Usman Amin Siddiqi, Greg Stelmach, Chad Zanocco, and June Flora One year ago, we reported on initial findings from a survey of Oregonians that we conducted in the wake of the September 2020 wildfires. The survey was administered from 28 December, 2020, through 23 February, 2021, to a sample of…

Highlighting applications of climate tools to decision-making

Katherine Hegewisch, John Abatzoglou, and Erica Fleishman The Climate Impacts Research Consortium is pleased to introduce two new series of documents that increase accessibility of the Climate Toolbox: the Climate Toolbox Summaries series, which provides overviews of tools, and the Climate Toolbox Case Studies series, which highlights how users are applying the tools to decision-making….

Spokane Climate Project supports local and state climate initiatives

CIRC resources drive climate policy in Spokane Kara Odegard Much has happened since we last reported on the Spokane Climate Project. In 2018, CIRC partnered with members of the Spokane, Washington, community to help our region better understand the wide range of impacts that are expected as climate changes. CIRC assisted local Spokane stakeholders in…

Water Year Update: March 2021

Hydrologist Bart Nijssen and climatologist John Abatzoglou report on the 2021 water year, and use the Climate Toolbox to tell the story Bart Nijssen and John Abatzoglou Daylight hours are increasing rapidly and the end of winter is in sight. So it is an ideal time to do a quick recap of the water year…

Oregonians’ Views on the 2020 Wildfires and Climate Change

Sociologist Hilary Boudet and her team share their research on how Oregonians were affected by the 2020 wildfire season Hilary Boudet, Rachel Mooney, Leanne Giordono, and Greg Stelmach The impacts of the 2020 wildfires that affected much of the Pacific Northwest and western United States far exceeded those in recent memory. The fires burned more…