UW report details effects of climate change in Puget Sound

The Puget Sound region is projected to face more intense flooding, rising sea levels, heavier downpours and thinner winter snowpack as temperatures continue to warm in coming decades, according to a report released Tuesday by the University of Washington. Under the most optimistic projections for future greenhouse gas emissions, the average air temperatures in Puget Sound are projected to rise by 2.9 to 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit by the 2050s, according to the report by the school’s Climate Impacts Group.