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Climate Action Committee
In January 2020, Bellingham City Council formed a Climate Action Committee to meet regularly to discuss climate action. Their meetings were paused for several months in 2020 due to COVID-19, but have resumed in a virtual format. Agendas and video recordings for all of these Committee meetings can be found at meetings.cob.org.
Climate Presentations at City Council Meetings
The following is a list of recent City Council meetings with climate action updates presented by City staff. Each link leads to the meeting agenda and a video recording of the meeting. A list of all Council meetings is available at meetings.cob.org.
- September 14, 2020 – Climate Policy Approval Process, First Filter #2 Report
- June 8, 2020 – Results of Filter 1 of the Climate Policy Approval Process
- April 27, 2020 – Draft Process for Review of Climate Policy Process and Development of a Climate Implementation Plan
Climate Change Beliefs are Changing
Climate action has become a priority for many jurisdictions, including Bellingham, as concern about climate change has grown among community members and requests for more climate action have increased.
Research by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication has found a significant change in Americans’ beliefs about global warming and climate change over the past several years. The researchers categorize Americans into six groups based on their beliefs about climate change, called “Global Warming’s Six Americas”.
Data collected by researchers in April 2020 shows that the number of Americans who are alarmed or concerned about climate change has increased by 10% and represents more than half of the population. As concern for climate change grows, climate action will continue to grow as a priority for jurisdictions across America.