Climate Change

The number one threat to birds

Sharp-tailed Grouse. Photo: J. Arthur Anderson / Audubon Photography Awards

Climate change has become our greatest conservation challenge. The National Audubon Society’s Survival by Degrees report found that two-thirds of North American birds are at risk of extinction if we don't take action. The good news is that by taking action to quickly move to net-zero carbon emissions we can protect up to 76% of these species.

Now, more than ever, we have a responsibility to be the voice of the birds and aggressively combat this urgent threat head on by rapidly reducing climate polluting emissions. That's why Audubon Washington remains focused on:

  • Advocating for 100% clean energy in the state of Washington, including a broad suite of policies - from energy standards to pricing mechanisms - that will reduce emissions fairly and equitably.
  • Ensuring resilient coastal estuaries will continue to support marine and shorebird populations along Pacific Flyway migration routes.
  • Increasing habitat protection in focused areas of Eastern Washington that are expected to provide essential habitat for birds under a future warmer climate.
  • Building a stronger, more diverse force for advocacy on climate change, to monitor birds and advance solutions that are commensurate with this threat.  
Advocacy
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Advocacy

How we fight for birds.

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Natural Solutions to Climate Change
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Natural Solutions to Climate Change

Our campaign to fight climate change the natural way

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Solar Energy: Siting it Right in the Columbia Basin
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Solar Energy: Siting it Right in the Columbia Basin

A balanced approach to 100% clean electricity

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Climate Action News Feed

Clean transportation forum shows the way to the future
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Clean transportation forum shows the way to the future

Transportation is the #1 emitter of greenhouse gases, and we can make it clean

100% Clean Electricity Legislation Passes Washington State Senate in Historic Vote
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100% Clean Electricity Legislation Passes Washington State Senate in Historic Vote

March 1, 2019 — Today, the Washington State Senate voted to transition Washington to 100 percent clean electricity by 2045 on a 28-19 vote. This is the first of a suite of critical bills to address climate pollution to move this year.

House Committee and Regional Agency Take Action on Clean Fuels
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House Committee and Regional Agency Take Action on Clean Fuels

These developments indicate a Clean Fuel Standard will happen in Washington State.

Diverse Demand for 100 Percent Clean Electricity for Washington
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Diverse Demand for 100 Percent Clean Electricity for Washington

Senate Committee Chair Sen. Carlyle Indicates Intention for Swift Committee Action

November election did not temper voters' taste for climate action
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November election did not temper voters' taste for climate action

On the same day that Governor Inslee announced his bold climate priorities agenda for the 2019 legislative session, newly published exit polling from this November’s election shows that a large majority of Washington voters want climate action.

Audubon Washington Leads Advocacy for Climate Action in 2019 State Legislature
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Audubon Washington Leads Advocacy for Climate Action in 2019 State Legislature

— Supports 100 percent clean energy by mid-century through a 100% Clean Electricity Standard, a Clean Fuel Standard, and Enhanced Building Efficiency Standards.
Audubon Doubles Down on Support for Initiative 1631
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Audubon Doubles Down on Support for Initiative 1631

The voters of Washington State are poised to make history by embracing one of the strongest climate policies in the nation.

Audubon Washington Supports Initiative 1631
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Audubon Washington Supports Initiative 1631

— Organization stands firm in its resolve to support swift and effective climate action.
Audubon Joins Roundtable Discussion with Top Climate Leaders
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Audubon Joins Roundtable Discussion with Top Climate Leaders

This month, Audubon Washington was invited to participate in a private roundtable discussion with the region’s top climate leaders to discuss how action we take in the Pacific Northwest can have a national impact.

Climate Sensitive Birds in Washington

How you can help, right now