Friday, May 23, 2008

Climate change at home: A time to thrive

A fine editorial from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: A bit of resilience can go a long way. With the advance of global warming, we're all going to find out how resilient our communities, governments and even ecosystems can be. While the three major presidential candidates understand the need to limit global warming greenhouse gases, that won't address all the problems. The long-lived nature of the pollution means that part of the solution requires adapting to climate change's many effects.

The need to thrive while working to reverse global warming was the smart focus of a gathering here this week. The Center for Clean Air Policy, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, brought together King County and representatives from eight other North American cities and counties to talk about climate adaptation....

Illustration by John Gilbert from The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island, by Johann David Wyss

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