climate change http://kuow.org en ‘Our Right To Be Cold’ With Sheila Watt-Cloutier http://kuow.org/post/our-right-be-cold-sheila-watt-cloutier <p></p><p>“We have to fight for our right to be cold.”</p><p>Sheila Watt-Cloutier is an Inuit activist who tackles issues indigenous people are facing, including pollution and sustainability. She was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.</p><p>She spoke at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall on March 11, 2014, as part of the <a href="https://www.grad.washington.edu/lectures/history.shtml">Graduate School lecture series</a>. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:03:36 +0000 Rachel Solomon 31435 at http://kuow.org ‘Our Right To Be Cold’ With Sheila Watt-Cloutier U.N. Report Raises Climate Change Warning, Points To Opportunities http://kuow.org/post/un-report-raises-climate-change-warning-points-opportunities "The effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans," and the world is mostly "ill-prepared" for the risks that the sweeping changes present, <a href="http://ipcc.ch/pdf/ar5/pr_wg2/140330_pr_wgII_spm_en.pdf" target="_blank">a new report from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concludes</a>.<p>The report also wastes no time in pointing a finger toward who is responsible: "Human interference with the climate system is occurring," reads the first sentence <a href="http://ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/images/uploads/IPCC_WG2AR5_SPM_Approved.pdf" target Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:18:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 31586 at http://kuow.org U.N. Report Raises Climate Change Warning, Points To Opportunities In Ranchers Vs. Weeds, Climate Change Gives Weeds An Edge http://kuow.org/post/ranchers-vs-weeds-climate-change-gives-weeds-edge Most climate models <a href="http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/publications/files/HighPlainsClimateChangeGuide-2013.pdf">paint</a> a bleak picture of the Great Plains a century from now as a hot region besieged by heavy rainstorms and flooding.<p>And new studies suggest that climate change may bring farmers another headache: more invasive plants.<p>Ask most Midwestern and Rocky Mountain ranchers about the weeds they pull their hair out over and be prepared for <a href="http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/plants/main.shtml">a long list</a>. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:28:00 +0000 editor 31245 at http://kuow.org In Ranchers Vs. Weeds, Climate Change Gives Weeds An Edge EarthFix Conversation: Using Environmental Law To Combat Climate Change http://kuow.org/post/earthfix-conversation-using-environmental-law-combat-climate-change <p>Can environmental laws protect the planet from climate change? They haven't so far, according to University of Oregon law professor Mary Wood. But she says one day they could. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:06:46 +0000 Cassandra Profita 30449 at http://kuow.org EarthFix Conversation: Using Environmental Law To Combat Climate Change All-Nighter On Climate Change To Keep US Senators Occupied http://kuow.org/post/all-nighter-climate-change-keep-us-senators-occupied <p></p><p>They don’t have plans for a filibuster, since they lack a bill and a scheduled vote. But more than two dozen Democratic U.S. lawmakers do have a lot to say about the perils of climate change — along with a free Monday night and access to the floor of the U.S. Senate. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:45:56 +0000 David Steves 30260 at http://kuow.org All-Nighter On Climate Change To Keep US Senators Occupied Inslee Prepares To Make Moral Case For Carbon Reduction http://kuow.org/post/inslee-prepares-make-moral-case-carbon-reduction <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/022814AJ_ClimateGovernor_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington Governor Jay Inslee is preparing to take action on an issue that could secure his legacy -- or complicate his re-election chances.<p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:45:33 +0000 Austin Jenkins 29741 at http://kuow.org Inslee Prepares To Make Moral Case For Carbon Reduction What Does Climate Change Mean For Ice Climbing? http://kuow.org/post/what-does-climate-change-mean-ice-climbing <p>High up in Washington’s Blue Mountains, behind trees and across the Touchet River, is what locals call the Weeping Wall.</p><p>Water seeps through the permeable basalt and can freeze on the cliff’s moss-covered face. When the conditions are right, that creates a curtain of ice that is irresistible for ice climbers. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:33:30 +0000 Courtney Flatt 29320 at http://kuow.org What Does Climate Change Mean For Ice Climbing? Sally Jewell Straps On Snowshoes To Offer Perspective On Climate Change http://kuow.org/post/sally-jewell-straps-snowshoes-offer-perspective-climate-change <p>Hot on the heels of President Obama’s latest State of the Union address, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell came home to Washington to meet with scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service.</p><p>But this wasn’t your usual boardroom PowerPoint session. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:33:37 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 28256 at http://kuow.org Sally Jewell Straps On Snowshoes To Offer Perspective On Climate Change Global Warming Explained, In About A Minute http://kuow.org/post/global-warming-explained-about-minute <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxVSBVMPCDM</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:43:00 +0000 Tania Lombrozo 25589 at http://kuow.org Global Warming Explained, In About A Minute Federal Climate Panel Calls For Early Warning System For Major Climate Events http://kuow.org/post/federal-climate-panel-calls-early-warning-system-major-climate-events <p>Marcie Sillman talks with <a href="http://grist.org/author/david-roberts/">David Roberts</a>, writer for the Seattle-based environmental magazine Grist, about a <a href="http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18373">new report</a> on climate change from the National Research Council. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:42:43 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Andy Hurst 24970 at http://kuow.org Federal Climate Panel Calls For Early Warning System For Major Climate Events Seattle On Typhoon: 'Hard To Account For Every Single Relative' http://kuow.org/post/seattle-typhoon-hard-account-every-single-relative <p></p><p>Last Friday one of the strongest storms in recorded history struck the Philippines. According to the United Nations more than 11 million people are believed to be affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Over 670,000 people have been displaced. Entire towns have been devastated leaving many without water, shelter or any way of contacting their families at home and abroad.</p><p>We hear from Yeb Sano, who is in Poland serving as the head of the Philippines' delegation at the UN climate talks, and Seattle resident Justice Beitzel, who has lost five family members to the storm thus far. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:25:04 +0000 Marcie Sillman 23711 at http://kuow.org Seattle On Typhoon: 'Hard To Account For Every Single Relative' 5 Unexpected Ways Climate Change Will Impact The Northwest http://kuow.org/post/5-unexpected-ways-climate-change-will-impact-northwest <p></p><p>The hairy woodpecker may need more living space. Sea levels are rising. And reduced snowpacks are storing less water for the hydropower dams on the Columbia River.&nbsp; Tue, 12 Nov 2013 19:04:18 +0000 Amelia Templeton 23684 at http://kuow.org 5 Unexpected Ways Climate Change Will Impact The Northwest Key West Awash With Plans For Rising Sea Level http://kuow.org/post/key-west-awash-plans-rising-sea-level Florida — especially South Florida — is very flat and very low, and in places like Miami Beach and Key West, buildings are just 3 feet above sea level. Scientists now say there may be a 3-foot rise in the world's oceans by the end of the century.<p>Under ordinances recently adopted in Key West, all new buildings will have to be raised at least a foot and a half higher than the old standard, use green building codes, and have large, freshwater cisterns. The water will be used in gardens, swimming pools and toilets. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:06:00 +0000 Greg Allen 23642 at http://kuow.org Key West Awash With Plans For Rising Sea Level Pacific Coast Action Plan On Climate And Energy Ambitious, But Lacking Legal Value http://kuow.org/post/pacific-coast-action-plan-climate-and-energy-ambitious-lacking-legal-value <p>Steve Scher talks with David Roberts, energy and politics writer for Grist, about the ambitious new climate change agreement brokered by Washington Governor Jay Inslee along with the governors of California and Oregon and the Premier of British Columbia. However, the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy has no legal value, leading critics to question its significance. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:44:29 +0000 Steve Scher & Christine Streich 22903 at http://kuow.org Under Plan, Inslee Agrees To Higher Clean Fuel Standards For Washington http://kuow.org/post/under-plan-inslee-agrees-higher-clean-fuel-standards-washington <p><strong>UPDATE: 10/29/2013, 12 p.m. PT:&nbsp;</strong></p><p>The leaders of three West Coast states – including Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee – and the premier of British Columbia agreed on Monday in San Francisco to adopt and maintain low carbon fuel standards. Under the plan, Washington and Oregon commit to mirroring California and British Columbia’s existing clean fuel standards.&nbsp; Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:09:28 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 22802 at http://kuow.org Under Plan, Inslee Agrees To Higher Clean Fuel Standards For Washington