Watch: How to Adapt Coasts to Climate Change

As sea levels rise, so do the risks to communities that depend on Washington’s coasts for jobs, culture and a place to call home. Globally and locally, seas are 8 inches higher than they were a century ago, and this trend will continue as warming temperatures melt polar ice and expand ocean water.
 
The good news is that we know how to help coastal communities adapt: looking to nature’s innate resilience as a guide. Conserving and restoring coastal habitats helps ensure a buffer from storm surges, severe weather and rising seas. Watch our latest video on the local impacts of climate change to learn more:

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