Climate change is happening now. We can be part of the solution.
Total annual rainfall in Vermont has increased over the last fifty years, and storms have increased in intensity, causing costly flood damage in many communities. Scientists expect these trends to continue.
News about climate change can be disheartening, but there are many things each of us can do now to prepare, and to address our contribution to this global problem. Innovative climate solutions will also make our state an even better place to live and work. We will:
- Save households thousands of dollars each year in energy costs, and create new jobs.
- Use cleaner, home-grown energy to heat homes and power cars, keeping more of the $2.3 billion we spend to import oil in our local economy.
- Build a more reliable electric grid resilient to extreme weather.
- Provide safer, easier transportation options.
- Protect our buildings, roads, bridges, and farms from floods.
- Reduce air pollution and improve respiratory health.
- Protect the health and enjoyment of our lakes, ponds, and forests.