Friday, June 2, 2017

DCNR: Plans Already Underway To Mitigate, Adapt To Climate Change On Public Lands

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn released the following statement Friday in reaction to the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord--
“The President’s decision to turn our back on an international solutions-oriented agreement to address a changing climate is deeply disappointing. Without federal leadership on climate change, additional responsibility will fall on states and communities.
“While climate change presents significant challenges, there is much we can and are doing here in Pennsylvania – from managing our forests to sequester an increasing amount of carbon and ensuring that our public lands remain resilient, to helping private landowners and communities reduce their carbon footprints and adapt to climate change.
“DCNR currently is working with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science to develop a climate change mitigation and adaptation plan for the department.
“As the state’s leading conservation agency, DCNR is using the best available science to develop and implement climate change strategies to minimize and adapt to these impacts, and serve as a role model for the citizens of Pennsylvania.
“Pennsylvania is experiencing higher temperatures; increased precipitation; higher numbers of storm events; decreased snow cover; and changing distribution of some plants and animals related to climate change.”
More background is available on DCNR’s Climate Change webpage.  A copy of DCNR and Climate Change - Planning for the Future is also available online.
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1 comment :

  1. Where will DCNR and DEP get the funding to "mitigate" when the Commonwealth only contributes 20% of DEP's budget? Oh, i guess they'll get fees and federal money to do it?

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