Dr Michael Medleer
This report is intended to act as a checkpoint for Whatcom County’s progress in climate resilience and hazard mitigation planning. Inspired by work in Rebekah Paci-Green’s Disaster Risk Reduction courses, I aim to speak to the value of climate resilience as a lens for hazard mitigation in Whatcom County specifically. I will identify Whatcom County’s goals concerning climate, climate change, and natural hazard mitigation, then highlight the County’s progress in these fields. Natural hazard planning is complex and highly important for protecting Whatcom County’s population and environment, and I hope this report may shed light on areas where we may improve our planning processes and goals.
Bacon, Shannon, "Whatcom County Council Climate Change and Hazard Mitigation Planning Internship" (2022). College of the Environment Internship Reports. 63.
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