Climate change, an indisputable, human-induced phenomenon, is altering the environment at unprecedented levels. Without dramatic changes to our government policies and lifestyles, the world’s environment, economy, and people will face ever-increasing challenges. The effects are already being felt around the world and on the islands.
The Salish Sea’s acidity is increasing, storm events and droughts are becoming more severe and frequent, and island wells are going dry before the summer months are over. As climate change continues to affect the region, adopting climate resilient strategies for a sustainable future is critical.