Washington Climate Change Response Strategy Released

Not preparing for climate change in Washington State may cost residents over $10 billion per year by 2020. Yesterday, the Department of Ecology released Preparing for a Changing Climate: Washington State’s Integrated Climate Response Strategy, which includes discussions of human health, habitats and species, oceans, coasts, water resources, agriculture, forests, infrastructure, research and monitoring, and public awareness and engagement. The report was prepared with the support of the departments of Commerce, Fish and Wildlife, Agriculture, Health, Transportation, and Natural Resources. For more background on the process behind the strategy, read our case study over on CAKE. To read the press release, go here.