Scientists and City Planners Work Together to Combat Climate Change

With the increasingly growing threat of climate change, coastal regions are more susceptible to a host of risks to the natural environment and our quality of life as a result. Our beaches and coastal bluffs are being eroded by ocean storms and sea level rise, ongoing drought leaves us vulnerable to wildfires and habitat and wildlife loss, and our dependence on water from distant sources puts us at risk for severe water restrictions.

The latest Birch Aquarium Perspectives on Ocean Science lecture series showcases an expert panel of scientists, city planners and government officials presenting how a cross-jurisdictional, interdisciplinary, collaborative approach leads to science-based and cost-effective strategies for building resilience in the face of climate change.

Although climate adaptation and resilience planning are underway in many communities, the threats associated with climate change make it increasingly important to design these efforts in ways that bring scientists, planners, practitioners, and community representatives together in planning processes.

Watch Local Communities Plan for Climate Resilience.