WASHINGTON CAN LEAD ON CLIMATE CHANGE
by reducing carbon emissions and HARNESSING nature'S RESILIENCE,
WE CAN MEET THE challenge of climate change WHILE MAKING our state,
our communities and our economy stronger.
Climate change has arrived in Washington State, and much of what we love about this place that we call home is being affected. From severe floods to increased wildfires to rising public health risks, people all over our state are noticing that the climate is different and that both communities and nature are feeling the effects.
We’re bringing together Washingtonians of all backgrounds to hammer out practical solutions to climate change and galvanize the political will to implement them. We’re working championing carbon pricing and a clean-energy economy. At the same time, we’re making communities and nature more resilient, applying decades of experience and our deep knowledge of natural systems.
A new agreement between Microsoft and Puget Sound Energy shows a way for private industry to lead on creating a cleaner, brighter future.
These maps can allow communities to visualize flooding potential and hopefully educate development and restoration decisions to maintain resilience along a changing coastline.
We've begun the process of political research toward an initiative on the ballot in 2018 or 2020 to address carbon emissions while investing in clean energy.
Climate change is impacting Washington's coast. We know how to help coastal communities adapt
We will redouble our commitment to achieving tangible gains to develop innovative approaches to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions while promoting economic prosperity.
The storm waves of winter would eat away at the dunes, but the beach grasses held on tight to the sand. By the time I was in high school, though, the wide-open beach was now a narrow strip
The March for Science provides an outward facing and tangible opportunity to stand up for our belief that science matters and that our planet cannot survive and thrive without it.
Tribal Chairman Shawn Yannity talks about the challenges of a changing climate, as well as the ways in which the Stillaguamish Tribe is adapting to an unknown future.
Despite the Trump administration’s attempts to dial back action on climate change, the consensus that something must be done continues to grow.
Our followers share their own stories of bearing witness to climate change. Join the conversation.
Our work on climate change involves scientists, planners and communities from La Push, Washington, to Liangshan, China.
Residents of Seattle’s Duwamish Valley suffer the city’s worst air quality, fueled by carbon pollution from nearby highway and river corridors. Through nature-inspired innovation, the local community is taking charge and confronting the challenge.
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More About Our Work
We’re bringing a science-based perspective on climate change adaptation to every aspect of our work – from fostering healthy forests that “breathe” carbon and clean our air to building partnerships that bring green solutions into Washington’s cities. By encouraging nature to provide its intrinsic protective qualities, we are helping to safeguard farms, fish, coasts and communities.
Adapting to Change
In our growing urban environments, we are supporting green infrastructure, particularly in underserved communities where residents bear a greater burden from climate change.
To ensure our best chance at preventing future impacts, we are driving a coalition of diverse voices in advocacy for clean carbon laws that invest in energy alternatives—as well as a bright future.
We are restoring Washington’s iconic forests to health, diminishing the risk of catastrophic fire and working with communities to increase safety.
A Changing Tide
Along Washington’s coasts, we are helping communities take care of the land and marine resources and set strategies that plan for rising seas.
In river valleys where changing precipitation patterns are leading to increased flooding, we are innovating to manage water in ways that benefit people and nature.