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Antigua and Barbuda’s Initial National Communication on Climate Change

The archipelagic state of Antigua & Barbuda is located approximately midway in the Caribbean chain of islands at 17ºN and 62ºW. Geographically, the islands are low-lying with the primary environmental influence being the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Climatic features include relatively high and uniform temperatures throughout the year and steady easterly trade winds. Both islands are among the driest in the eastern Caribbean. Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in the frequency of hurricane activity and impacts.

South Florida's Rising Seas

Kate MacMillin and Juliet Pinto explore the narrative of a South Florida community under threat from sea level rise in this half-hour documentary. Interviews with geologists, engineers, community leaders, and activists help explain sea level rise, the threats it poses to the region, and what is being to respond to these changes. 

Coastal Resilience 2.0

Coastal Resilience 2.0 is a suite of interactive tools to help decision-makers assess risk and identify nature-based solutions to reduce socio-economic vulnerability to coastal hazards. The tools allow users to interactively examine storm surge, sea level rise, natural resources, and economic assets and to develop risk reduction and restoration solutions in an easy-to-use web-based map interface.

Money Pit: The High Cost and High Risk of Water Supply Reservoirs in the Southeast

We all need clean water. Securing reliable supplies of clean water for today and the future is a critical concern for communities across the country, and particularly in the Southeast where communities are grappling with water scarcity issues more than ever before. In a regional landscape defined by recent extreme droughts and continued conflict over water supply—and in the context of public budgets stretched thin—many communities are challenged to find the best way forward.

Climate of the Southeast United States: Variability, Change, Impacts, and Vulnerability

The SE USA is characterized by great diversity in terms of climate, natural and managed ecosystems, social and political attitudes, and vulnerabilities. While most of the SE is classified as humid, temperatures vary widely across the regions, with a transition from tropical rainforests in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands to temperate forests in the southern Appalachian Mountains.

Florida and the Surging Sea: A Vulnerability Assessment with Projections for Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flood Risk

Sea levels are rising at an accelerating rate, and the scientific community is confident that global warming is the most important cause. Higher sea levels translate to more and higher coastal floods. Using local sea level projections based on global scenarios from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and also used by the four-county Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, this analysis finds that floods rising 3 ft above the high tide line at Key West are near certain this century under any sea level rise scenario.