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The Need to Adapt to a Changing Climate

Community leaders gather in Direct Relief's Hatch Hall for the Climate Resilience Roundtable organized by the Community Environmental Council. (Sarita Relis/ Community Environmental Council)
Community leaders gather in Direct Relief's Hatch Hall for the Climate Resilience Roundtable organized by the Community Environmental Council. (Sarita Relis/ Community Environmental Council)

Massive wildfires, severe storms, drought — the effects of climate change are in full swing. While reducing greenhouse gas pollution continues to be a priority, adapting to the new climate is a must. Increasing climate resiliency has become a major concern for community leaders, from firefighters to public health officials. Last week, these leaders gathered to brainstorm ideas about how their communities can adapt to reduce the impacts of climate-related disasters.

On this episode of our podcast, we get a seat at the table as those on the front lines of climate change take proactive measures against extreme weather events.

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Attendees brainstorm ideas for increasing community resilience against wildfires and smoke. (Sarita Relis/ Community Environmental Council)
Attendees brainstorm ideas for increasing community resilience against wildfires and smoke. (Sarita Relis/ Community Environmental Council)

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