Did You Know: Climate Adaptation

One Size Fits All Won’t Work

beach houseWhen the subject of climate change comes up, the first thing that comes to mind for many people is the impact of sea level rise on coastal communities. While the impacts of Tropical Storm Irene and Superstorm Sandy grab the headlines, with dramatic pictures of flooding, collapsed houses and eroded shorelines, there are many complex and equally important climate related issues that will challenge both coastal and inland communities in the next several decades.

Climate Adaptation Academy (CAA) sessions are running on various subjects, and more are being developed. Sessions that have been held include general climate adaptation education, inland flooding issues and research, and shore protection/living shorelines. Sessions that are under development include climate impacts on agriculture, and legal coastal climate change issues.  The CAA has a website (http://clear.uconn.edu/climate/) with information on upcoming events as well as pertinent information and news on climate adaptation.