"Actions to be completed before 2012:
- Prepare an assessment of climate-related vulnerabilities in local food, water and energy supplies, infrastructure and the public health system.
- Analyze the costs and benefi ts of addressing major vulnerabilities identified in this assessment and prioritize preparation actions.
- Adopt a climate change preparation plan assigning responsibility to
appropriate bureaus or departments to address prioritized actions."
Thus, Portland joins a long list of communities that feel sufficiently confident and informed to start reducing carbon emissions, but yet perceive a significant knowledge deficit must be overcome before adaptation can begin in earnest. One can question, however, whether this is in fact the case. . .