Preparing for climate change in Washington State

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From: Climatic Change(Vol. 102, Issue 1-2)
Publisher: Springer
Document Type: Author abstract; Report
Length: 304 words

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Byline: Lara C. Whitely Binder (1), Jennifer Krencicki Barcelos (2), Derek B. Booth (3), Meriel Darzen (2), Marketa McGuire Elsner (1), Richard Fenske (4), Thomas F. Graham (2), Alan F. Hamlet (5), John Hodges-Howell (2), J. Elizabeth Jackson (6), Catherine Karr (7), Patrick W. Keys (5), Jeremy S. Littell (1), Nathan Mantua (1), Jennifer Marlow (2), Don McKenzie (8), Michael Robinson-Dorn (2), Eric A. Rosenberg (5), Claudio O. Stockle (9), Julie A. Vano (5) Abstract: Climate change is expected to bring potentially significant changes to Washington State's natural, institutional, cultural, and economic landscape. Addressing climate change impacts will require a sustained commitment to integrating climate information into the day-to-day governance and management of infrastructure, programs, and services that may be affected by climate change. This paper discusses fundamental concepts for planning for climate change and identifies options for adapting to the climate impacts evaluated in the Washington Climate Change Impacts Assessment. Additionally, the paper highlights potential avenues for increasing flexibility in the policies and regulations used to govern human and natural systems in Washington. Author Affiliation: (1) JISAO/CSES Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 98195-5672, USA (2) Kathy and Steve Berman Environmental Law Clinic, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 98195-3020, USA (3) Stillwater Consultants, Berkeley, CA, 94705, USA (4) Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 98195-7234, USA (5) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 98195-2700, USA (6) School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 98195-7230, USA (7) Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 98195-6320, USA (8) College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 98195-2100, USA (9) Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99164-6120, USA Article History: Registration Date: 24/03/2010 Received Date: 04/06/2009 Accepted Date: 23/03/2010 Online Date: 27/04/2010

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