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Climate change links from King County’s Solid Waste Division

Climate change links

Note: the following links lead to external sites.

The Sightline Institute - daily news service that compiles sustainability related news local to the Pacific Northwest

The New York Times - news on climate science, solutions and policy

The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies - blog on environmental issues, many with a climate change focus

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s climate change and solid waste website

The University of Washington Climate Impacts Group - interdisciplinary research group studying the impacts of natural climate variability and climate change on the Pacific Northwest

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - scientific view on the current state of global climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences.

RealClimate - commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists

King County efforts to address climate change - information on policy, efforts and performance related to meeting its climate change related goals

King County relevant recommendations and resources

The Washington State Department of Ecology - climate change science, Washington state impacts and state and regional solutions

The City of Seattle response to the climate change challenge and

See how other local governments programs are addressing solid waste and climate change:

University of California - Berkeley Cool Climate Tool

Alameda County

Ecological Footprint Quiz – from the Center for a Sustainable Economy

Carbon Footprint Calculator – from The Nature Conservancy

Business for Social Responsibility report on "Sustainable Consumption" Download PDF

Op-ed in The Oregonian (written by a former managing editor) on "the fallacy of sustainable growth"

The recession impact on consumption – from On Point with Tom Ashbrook

But Will It Make You Happy? – from The New York Times

Climate Change and Waste – from the United States Environmental Protection Agency

Emissions equivalents to real-life examples – from the United States Environmental Protection Agency

GreenerChoices – from Consumer Reports

The Green Guide for Everyday Living – from National Geographic

Buy Products that Make a Difference – from Energy Star

Stop Waste.Org Climate Pages

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