AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV (includes Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands)
The updated National Climate Assessment report makes it clear that climate change is not some problem in the distant future. It’s happening right now in every part of the country, making an undeniable case for local, national, and global action to mitigate and adapt to reduce risk of impacts.
Scientists have encouraging news for planners along the Eastern seaboard staring down the worsening crisis of sea level rise: if managed well, most of the region’s shorelines could adapt naturally to the changes that lie ahead.
Encourage climate change awareness in your community by focusing on local or regional impacts. Highlight those changes your audience might have already noticed. Because climate impacts vary, you will need to be alert for climate change impacts in your specific region. Once you’ve identified a few impacts, think about how they might affect your community.
Regional Impacts: Southeast