NOAA's Federal Advisory Panel on Climate Change Disbands

NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured this visible image of Hurricane Joaquin east of the Bahamas on Sept. 30 at 1745 UTC (1:45 p.m. EDT) Full Earth image of Hurricane Joaquin east of the Bahamas - 30 Sep 2015 At 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC) on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 the center of Hurricane Joaquin was located near latitude 24.7 North, longitude 72.6 West. That puts the center of Joaquin about 215 miles (345 km) east-northeast of the Central Bahamas. Joaquin became a tropical storm Monday evening (EDT), September 29 when it was midway between the Bahamas and Bermuda. By 8 a.m. EDT on September 30, it strengthened into a hurricane and has become the third hurricane of the Atlantic Hurricane season. On September 30, the National Hurricane Center issued a Hurricane Warning for the central Bahamas including Cat Island, the Exumas, Long Island, Rum Cay, and San Salvador. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the northwestern Bahamas including the Abacos, Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama Island, and New Providence, but excluding Andros Island. (Rex Features via AP Images)

Climate change is already affecting our communities.  Impacts like hotter summers, wildlife smoke and flooding endanger our homes and affect public health and local business. 

Olympia, along with Thurston County and the cities of Lacey and Tumwater are working with the Thurston Regional Planning Council, is working on a climate mitigation plan. The plan will include actions for reducing our greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change.

Please take a short survey to share your thoughts on what the mitigation plan should prioritize.  Your input will be used to shape the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan priorities and actions.

The Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan builds on earlier work that resulted in adoption of the Thurston Climate Adaptation Plan in 2018.  Visit the Regional Climate Mitigation Plan page to learn more about this important regional climate action planning work.           

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Sherman Davis

???? "Take the survey". What Survey?

Jeff Slakey

Here is the link to the survey.

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