Thursday, July 29, 2021

Climate Adaptation Is All Around Us

A rain storm in Charleston. 
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There are so many examples of climate adaptation right in front of our face at this moment of time. All over the world, people are making lots of micro decisions that are changing the way that they react to real-time events such as floods, fires, droughts, or other extremes. 

I imagine that many of you reading this are adapting already. Maybe, if you are in the United States, you recognize that it is a bit more risky on the coast and you are changing your job search to the Midwest. Or maybe you are a farmer and modifying your planting schedule or crop choice. Or, you could be a homeowner in Charleston.

As the New York Times recently reported here, many folks in the historic district of Charleston, South Carolina, are raising their homes due to the increased frequency of flooding. This echoes what is happening all over the world as coastal communities come to grips with anthropogenic climate change.

If you look closely, you can see climate adaptation happening in real time. 

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