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Adapting to Climate Impacts

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While concerted efforts to reduce climate pollution are critical, historic emissions will disrupt the global climate for many years. We need to assess and prepare for the impacts of a changing climate. We need your help to choose the most important adaptation actions to take in the next three years.

Review the Adapting to Climate Impacts recommendations below.

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Comment from Erin
Time January 14, 2013 at 4:10 pm

My two cents: Encourage folks to plant trees and have antive habitats. Don’t punish folks for having land and choosing not to cut down trees to build houses, a car wash, pave it for parking, etc.

Currently, if you own a larger lot in the Seattle area, you’re going to pay a lot in property taxes. How are you going to get the “value” out of the land to pay such taxes? Most people develop it. Why don’t we as a society really value natural habitat? Too bad I couldn’t charge my neighbor the oxygen created by my trees!


We punish people for owning more land by giving them higher property taxes, because land value drives property taxes. If I purchase a large lot, but don’t develop it, my

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Time February 10, 2013 at 1:22 am


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