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Facts about Washington's retreating glaciers and declining snow pack

 
Publication number Date Published
07-11-016April 2007
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Author(s) Nelsa Brodie
Description Washington is especially vulnerable to climate change resulting from global warming, and a major reason for this is our dependence on glaciers and mountain snow pack to feed summer stream flows.
Mountain snowfall varies from year to year, so it's difficult for scientists to agree on predictions about future snow pack. But, the scientists who study climate change agree that more precipitation will fall as rain rather than snow in the years to come.
Several well documented trends in Washington provide compelling evidence in support of Washington's aggressive response to climate change.
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Keywords climate change, snow pack, global warming
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