Observed Climate Change in Washington

By | February 20, 2019

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Through an Executive Order, Washington’s Governor Christine Gregoire has set ambitious goals for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions originating from the state of Washington. By 2020 she has set the goal to reduce the state’s emissions to what they were in 1990. Additional goals include 25% below 1990 levels by 2035 and 50% below 1990 levels by 2050. However, nowhere does she present an analysis that demonstrates to the people of Washington what meeting those reduction goals would mean for the future climate of the state she governs.