The Southeast region faces three main climate change vulnerabilities: sea level rise and associated coastal impacts; increasing temperatures; and water availability. These impacts are already affecting everything from energy production to the economic cost of rebuilding after storms. “Climate change is not something in the future,” says Lynne Carter, convening lead author of the National Climate Assessment’s Southeast chapter. “It’s something in the now.” To learn more about climate change impacts in the United States, go to NCA2014.globalchange.gov
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