How We Respond

Communities and scientists taking action on climate change


The Report

Science helps us better understand climate change and our options.

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The report shares the science of climate change, how science can be used in community decision-making, and the range of response options – drawing on specific communities as examples of different approaches.

Report Executive Summary

The Communities

Across the U.S. people are already responding to climate change.

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These stories – involving local governments, nonprofits, businesses and the public – demonstrate a range of climate responses at the community level, and present solutions and approaches that could be adapted for other communities.

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How You Respond

Working together, we can reduce the risks current and future generations face and make our communities healthier, safer and more equitable places to live.

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