New Climate Change Website
The Agency of Natural Resources has unveiled a new website to provide information on how greenhouse gas is causing shifts in Vermont’s climate.
highlights both the work the Agency is doing and what Vermonters can do to prepare for the impacts of climate change and reduce emissions.
“Vermont’s climate has changed over the past 50 years, and more change is coming,” said Sarah McKearnan, ANR’s senior policy advisor on climate change. “We created this new website because we know that Vermonters want to do their part to help slow down climate disruption. We also know that with good information and planning we can better protect our families and communities.” The website includes a Climate Dashboard, which gives a snapshot of how Vermont’s climate is changing: frequent intense storms, shortened winters, declining snow cover and rising average temperatures and how they affect our health, natural resources, quality of life and economy.
Deb Markowitz, secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources states, “Vermont has a goal to reduce our emissions of harmful greenhouse gas pollution to 40 percent below the 1990 level by 2030. This is a big task, and we will accomplish it with the help of the many Vermonters who are leading the effort to combat climate change. Our new website is action oriented; it includes solutions for meeting Vermont’s climate goals and highlights stories about Vermonters who are making a difference.”