The Pacific Northwest is one of the most extraordinary regions of the United States...A region shaped by volcanism...A land rich in history of American Indians, explorers and pioneers... An agricultural paradise. The Pacific Northwest has an economy that combines the proven industries of the past with the glorious technologies of the future.. But it is also a leader in green technology a region striving to reduce its carbon footprint and adapting to climate change...This series presents leading state and regional experts on the geography and climate change of the region.
Programs in this series:
Geography The geography of the Pacific Northwest, including its unique temperate rainforest is examined. Detailed maps lay out the region's complicated ecology and landforms, focusing on the Pacific Northwest's volcanic past.
The Pacific Northwest's history from the earliest evidence of humans and coastal hunter-gatherer societies, to logging and extraction industries and the home of corporate giants, Microsoft and Nike.
Climate change models predict that the greatest changes in climate will occur in the Pacific Northwest, impacting its timber and water resources. The underlying economic impacts of climate change and how it will affect this region.
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