Climate Change: A Global Issue with Local Impact

There are a wide variety of climates and micro-climates around the planet. Rising global temperatures will affect each one in different ways.

In the US, the federal government has drafted a report called, Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States.  It highlights how each of the diverse regions of our country will be affected by changes in their traditional climate conditions.  These impacts are varied and include public health, agriculture, ecosystems, infrastructure, and the economy.

ClimAID, a report from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, is even more narrow in scope.  The three-year study makes recommendations to state policy-makers, urban planners, and local residents on how they can adapt and better prepare for the impacts of a changing local climate. 

By examining climate change through the lens of our own neighborhoods, the popular phrase, “think global and act local”, seems even more poignant than ever.