All Internal Rights. Over the Snohomish River basin, looking up the Snoqualmie River. Photo by Paul Joseph Brown/LightHawk.
Seasonal shifts bring uncertainty to farms in the Skagit Valley.
Stillaguamish Tribe faces climate change and culture erosion.
In the Duwamish Valley, community action helps clear the air.
Young climate detectives track ocean acidification in Puget Sound.

In the words of Washington: Real climate impacts

Our video series shares real-world stories of climate change

Climate change has arrived in Washington, and much of what we love about our home is being affected. From severe floods to increased wildfires to rising public health risks, people all over our state are noticing that the climate is different and that both communities and nature are feeling the effects. We talked to Washingtonians across diverse geographies, industries and walks of life. Many things make them different, but climate change is one common concern.

Seasonal shifts on a family farm

Local farmers are up against changing seasonal patterns, hotter and drier summers, and water concerns. Addressing and adapting to climate change is crucial — both personally and economically. We talked with Harley Soltes from Bow Hill Blueberries, the oldest blueberry farm in Skagit Valley, about the challenges facing his family farm.

Climate change and culture erosion

Washington’s Stillaguamish Tribe reveres and celebrates its inextricable connection to the natural environment. But climate change and its impacts threaten the tribe’s livelihood, culture, traditions and very way of life.

An urban community takes action

Residents of Seattle’s Duwamish Valley suffer the city’s worst air quality, fueled by carbon pollution from nearby highway and river corridors. Through nature-inspired innovation, the local community is taking charge and confronting the often inequitable impacts of climate change.

Ocean detectives in the classroom

Students in Seattle may not fully understand the impacts of climate change on Puget Sound and the coastal economies that rely on its health. But the future of Washington’s natural resources directly align with their futures, too. Ocean acidification is already impacting shellfish growing operations in the Sound. We brought hands-on experiments to classrooms that allowed students to explore these issues.