The Gulf of Maine Council’s Climate Network helps citizens and governmental leaders find the resources needed to adapt to a changing climate. Here are links to recent projects that provide adaptation guidance and opportunities for taking action:
Living Shorelines: Working with Nature to Protect Coastal Communities and Habitats.
King Tides: Envisioning Sea-Level Rise: The Climate Network helps coordinate a regional initiative to engage citizens in photographing extreme high tides, helping document how sea-level rise may affect infrastructure and ecosystems. Learn more about this initiative at http://gulfofmaine.kingtides.net.
Regional Climate Dashboard: The Climate Network helped create a dashboard of recent and real-time data, giving site visitors ready access to a wide range of temperature, precipitation and oceanic data sets.
Municipal Climate Adaptation: The Climate Network surveyed more than 30 municipal leaders around the Bay of Fundy to learn more about climate adaptation measures underway, actions planned and resources needed.
Planning for Change: A Binational Gathering in September 2013 highlighted actions needed in forestry, fisheries and transportation
Credit: Sherry Godlewski
What’s Climate Change and What’s Just the Weather?
This one-minute animation by Ole Christoffer Haga, produced by Teddy TV for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, clearly and humorously illustrates the difference between long-term climate trends and variable weather patterns.