30 years of climate change

Skagit County is now 1.3 degrees warmer on average than it was early in the 20th century, according to NOAA data compiled by the Associated Press.

Thirty years after many Americans first heard the phrase climate change, Skagit County — and the world — is warmer on average.

Locally, the North Cascades now has less glacial ice and the Sauk River has more intense winter floods.

— Reporter Kimberly Cauvel: 360-416-2199, kcauvel@skagitpublishing.com, Twitter: @Kimberly_SVH, Facebook.com/bykimberlycauvel

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