Obama Administration Releases First-Ever Climate Adaptation Plans

The administration is releasing some wide-ranging plans for climate adaptation (see article here). Excerpts:

With plans that incorporate efforts made by the Commerce, Agriculture, Energy, Transportation and Defense departments, among others, the administration’s effort acknowledges that climate impacts are happening now and require action.

[For example,] the Energy Department launched a study last year to identify the impacts of climate change on the U.S. energy sector and where the agency could support resiliency efforts. Over the course of this fiscal year, it will continue to update all appropriate planning documents to address climate change adaptation and build on existing research related to adaptation strategies.

In my opinion [I can comment in a blog posting, yes?], this is a good step but it’s not much, compared to what’s really needed. Adaptation is important, yes, but prevention is much more important.

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