Why take action on climate change?
Thoughtful early planning and an ongoing commitment to protecting our natural assets are central to the work at the Resort Municipality of Whistler. Climate change is a certainty, as is human responsibility for it. The potential impacts of a changing climate, such as wildfire, changes in snow conditions, and seasonal weather instability, motivate our community to take action. The good news is that the community has a plan to achieve our shared goals and strong partnerships that are bringing it to life.
Independent expert research results project three key climate changes for Whistler over the next 25–55 years:
- Increase in frequency and intensity of heavy rain events
- Longer, hotter and drier summers
- Milder winters, with increased precipitation falling as rain near valley bottom, while snowpack at high elevation sees limited change
The RMOW is working residents, businesses and visitors to take responsibility for our collective contributions to climate change, and to embrace the many local solutions that already exist.