• Wesley Shaw posted an update in the group Group logo of Images of ResiliencyImages of Resiliency 9 years, 1 month ago

    There’s a whole section on “What Does Climate Resilience Look Like?” over on the Center for Clean Air Policy’s site. It’s not only coastal, but there’s some good stuff there.
    Nationwide, more than one-third of the U.S. population currently lives in the coastal zone; and 14 of the 20 largest U.S. urban centers are located along the coast.  Replanting and nourishing natural ecosystems such as salt marshes can have value for coastal hazard mitigation and climate change adaptation. Louisiana’s 2012 Coastal Master Plan includes many land use changes, including structural protection, bank stabilization, oyster barrier reef, ridge restoration, shoreline protection, marsh creation, barrier island restoration, sediment diversion, and hydrologic restoration. These ecosystem based approaches harness nature to buffer human communities against climate change.  Benefits include resilience to coastal storms and storms surges, improved water quality and ecology, and greenhouse gas reduction through carbon sinks.


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