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* Thurston county residents top concern – climate change –
* Inslee: Failing to plan for climate change is planning to fail,
* Hotter 2023 weather pushes Earth into unprecedented territory!

A map of how Thurston County land was used as of 2019. Courtesy of Thurston County.
Credit: The Olympian.

Climate change among top concerns for Thurston county residents, survey shows

From The Olympian:

Thurston County should plan to protect the natural environment and prepare for climate change, according to a majority of respondents to a recent survey.

The county launched the survey last year to gather public feedback on priorities for its upcoming periodic Comprehensive Plan Update.

This plan will guide how county lands are used and developed through 2045. Planning officials shared the results of the survey with the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday [Feb. 28]. Respondents were asked to list topics most important to them.

According to a report on the results, about 57% asked the county to protect sensitive areas such as wildlife habitat, flood areas, landslide areas as well as surface and ground water.

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+ Gov. Jay Inslee: Failing to plan for climate change is planning to fail

+ Grist: A looming El Niño could give us a preview of life at 1.5C of warming – The hotter weather pattern might push the Earth into unprecedented territory next year.

+ Truthout: We Face a Climate Abyss, But There Are Sparks of Hope, Robert Pollin Says – We must embrace the positive developments so that we can build effectively from them, the progressive economist argues.

+ The Washington Post: Changes needed to save second-largest U.S. reservoir, experts say

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