By Katrina Radach, Washington Sea Grant State Fellow at The Nature Conservancy.
Between May 27th to May 31st in Lisbon, Portugal, 1,200 people around the world came together to discuss climate change adaptations. One major discussion throughout this conference was how communities adapt to climate change in regards to coastal hazards. In Lisbon, where the sun-kissed beaches and tourism are major economic industries for its communities, they are facing challenges of coastal erosion, extreme storms, and sea level rise. Sounds familiar right?
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