Humankind faces massive changes in weather patterns, sea levels, ocean acidity, and oxygen levels.
As already seen in events such as Superstorm Sandy and record-breaking droughts, climate change is in motion. If societies do not respond, their populations face water and food shortages and severe economic disruptions. Countless plant and animal species will be at risk.
The Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at Scripps Oceanography leverages experts in marine and atmospheric science; leaders in policy, sociology, and economics; and key representatives at all levels of government.
This dynamic network will develop strategies for climate change adaptation based on top-tier science and a thorough understanding of community needs.