From deckhand to climate change manager

Crossposted from Inside Transportation 

What Alex Adams saw in the waters of Southeast Alaska, and closer to home in Elliott Bay, impressed upon him the urgency of confronting climate change.

“It became clear to me that globally, we’re in deep trouble, and we need to work collectively to change the course we’re on to ensure our oceans continue to host a diversity of species, and to ensure people on land are able to lead productive, happy, and healthy lives. The direction in which we’re headed is putting those things in jeopardy.”

Adams was recently named Climate Change and Energy Program Manager in the King County DOT Director’s Office, where he will coordinate all of DOT’s work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, increase the efficiency of our buildings, and prepare for the impacts that a changing climate will have on our transportation services and operations.

Read more at Inside Transportation