Overview: Climate Change
Climate change is the defining issue of our time. The impacts of climate change are global in scope, but mitigation, adaptation, and development of resilience to the impacts of climate change starts on a local level. Climate-driven changes in temperature, precipitation, and sea level are projected to have wide-ranging impacts on the Puyallup Watershed in the coming decades.
Key Pressures and Risks
Climate change will exacerbate each of the pressures on the Puyallup Watershed community and ecosystems. Several key pressures are listed below, but they represent only a subset of climate change issues.
Public Health Impacts
Climate Change Goal
The overall goal for the climate change focus area is to understand and respond to the impacts of climate change.