Adaptation: For American Indian tribes, coping with climate change is ancient history -- 07/19/2012 -- www.eenews.net
Scientists project water in Puget Sound will rise 12 to 14 inches in the next 10 to 15 years.
After the Quinault adopted a comprehensive climate change policy in 2008, tribal leaders traveled to U.N. climate talks in Poznan, Poland, hoping to compare notes with a variety of nations -- including the United States.
"When we arrived at the United States' door, we got the '6 inch' treatment -- the door opened 6 inches, and they asked, 'What do you want?'" Sharp said. "When we went to Denmark and Germany, the door was open. They gave us cookies. They wanted to have a nice conversation about climate change."