Climate change: weather forecast

Dr. Nicholas Bond    - Contributed photo
Dr. Nicholas Bond
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How will climate change affect weather in the San Juans and across the region today, and in the years beyond?

It’s up for debate. But first you can find out basic science behind climate change and its implications on weather patterns in a presentation by University of Washington meteorologist Dr. Nicholas Bond, Thursday, July 31, at San Juan Island Grange.

The fifth in a series of free climate change programs, entitled “The Climate Action Imperative: Understanding the Impacts & Making Choices,” the presentation by Bond, a climatologist with WSU as well, begins at 7 p.m.

Steeped in Pacific Northwest weather and climate research, Bond, who earned a Ph.D. in atmospheric science at U of W, collects and interprets climate data as a WSU climatologist, spending a large portion of time traveling the state, giving talks to the general public about the past, present and future of regional weather and climate.

“How will global climate change play out in our neck of the woods?” Bond asks. “I welcome a dialogue on these fascinating and important questions.”

Bond’s presentation, sponsored by a consortium of local organizations and civic groups, will be followed by a discussion and Q & A period.

Next speaker in the climate change series is Rebecca Lofgren, scientist and glacier monitoring technician at Mount Rainier National Park, on Aug. 7. For more info, visit,


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