26 Jul '11, 6pm

Is Your City Preparing for the Impacts of Climate Change on its Water Resources? via @NRDC

As conservation planners in Oregon like to say, there’s a slow-moving tsunami headed our way. In some cities, this could come in the form of rising seas that might take decades to flood our shores. In other cities, it could come from rivers overflowing their banks because of more intense storms. For still others, it may come not as a torrent of water at all – but as waves of more frequent and prolonged drought, as rains decrease and rivers dry up. This year we’ve seen an onslaught of such disasters , and climate change is only expected to increase the frequency and intensity of them. Scientific studies show nearly every community in the U.S. will be impacted by climate change during the 21st century. As a new report from NRDC highlights, the first, most profound and far-reaching impacts of climate change are water-related. Cities like New Orleans and Norfolk, Virginia, fac...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/sfleischli/is_your_city...

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