Climate Change Library Links
Climate Change is the overarching issue that must be addressed in the path to a sustainable future for generations now and into the future. This challenge requires mitigation and adaptation. Explore this set of resources to learn how.
Climate Change Impacts in the Pacific Northwest: The impacts of climate change may not feel real, until you know how it impacts or is going to impact you and your region. Here is a comprehensive but brief overview of projected changes in our region as a result of climate change.
What is Carbon Neutrality and What's Seattles Plan - VIDEO: Briefly describes carbon neutrality and Seattle's goal to achieve carbon nuetrality using voices from around the community.
Getting to Zero - A Pathway to A Carbon Neutral Seattle: The city of Seattle constructed a Carbon Neutral scenario from the “bottom up” that represents one of many possible pathways to carbon neutrality and serves to illuminate the depth of potential emissions reductions that could move Seattle toward becoming a carbon neutral city.
The city of Seattle's CAP outlines Seattle's commitment to combatting climate change and increasing community sustainability. This plan was implemented in 2013.
This coalition consisting of King County cities builds and implements
King County Cities Climate Collaboration - Pledge
King County Motion 2010 on Climate Action
Microsoft is going carbon neutral and putting an internal price on carbon.
Sponges, Urban Forests, and Air Cooridors - How Nature Can Cool Cities: As China battles the twin challenges of rapid city growth and extreme weather, it is adopting a new tactic: turning its cities into giant sponges.
Thirty pilot cities in the country are trying to trap and hold more water to deal with such problems as flooding, drought, extreme heat and pollution.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
King County Consumption Based GHG Inventory Report: King County and the City of Oslo, Norway are the only two governments in the world employing this cutting edge tracking methodology.
EPA on US Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Environmental Protection Agency conducts an annual inventory of emissions in the US. Check out cool graphs overviewing emissions by type and sector, see the annual update, or explore the full report of emission from 1990-2015.
Climate Solutions: Climate Solutions works to accelerate practical and profitable solutions to global warming by galvanizing leadership, growing investment and bridging divides. Since 1998, Climate Solutions has pioneered the vision and cultivated political leadership in the Northwest for the proposition that clean energy and broadly-shared economic prosperity can go hand-in-hand. Through our Business Leaders, New Energy Cities, and Harvesting Clean Energy programs, Climate Solutions builds a powerful constituency for local, regional and national action on climate and clean energy.
UW Climate Impacts Group: The Climate Impacts Group supports the development of climate resilience by advancing understanding and awareness of climate risks, and working closely with public and private entities to apply this information as they act to shape society’s future.