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Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 31, 2008

Climate change will make Washington a warmer and wetter place, even while shrinking the snow packs that supply us with drinking water and salmon with robust streams. In Seattle, scientists say, the future holds water -- and lots of it -- with the rising of Puget Sound.
The University of Washington's Climate Impacts Group, tapped by the state to lend its expertise to climate change policy, predicted in January that sea levels in Puget Sound could rise by as much as 50 inches by 2100.