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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Extreme Heat

ExtremeHeat

  • Temperatures are setting new records each year, and rising night temperatures and longer heat waves create serious health risks.
  • Prolonged heat gets dangerous. Several days in the upper 90s and people may begin to suffer health complications and potential ...
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Sustainability: Climate Change Resilience
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Air Quality

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  • Wood smoke, including from wildfires, can cause the development of asthma or worsening of asthma and COPD.
  • Wood smoke can also cause a worsening of heart disease and a greater risk of stroke.
  • This issue is particularly dangerous for certain populations such...
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Sustainability: Climate Change Resilience
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Flooding

Flooding

  • The flooding season can increase in intensity and frequency, will start flooding out of season.
  • Unprecedented amounts of rain could lead to increased urban flooding in zones not thought to be flood zones.
  • Increased floodwaters increase the risk for bacteria...
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Sustainability: Climate Change Resilience
Posted on: March 19, 2018

Water Quality

waterquality

  • Increased population resulting in more demand on limited water supplies.
  • Predicted decrease in annual snowpack will stress local rivers and streams impacting salmon and instream uses.
  • Increased nutrient loading to lakes, combined with warmer temperatures ca...
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Sustainability: Climate Change Resilience
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Vector Borne Disease

VectorBorne

  • Hotter water increases the growth of waterborne illnesses, including e. Coli and Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Washington State.
  • Rising temperatures have increased the natural range of many disease vectors, such as ticks and mosquitoes that carry Lyme disease...
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Sustainability: Climate Change Resilience