Climate Change: Coming to a Coastline Near You

climate_change_webLooking for a “down to earth” explanation of the highly complex phenomena of climate change?  Look no farther than Rhode Island’s Climate Challenge: Waves of Change.

Developed by a Rhode Island Sea Grant funded interdisciplinary team, www.RIClimateChange.org guides people through the reality of climate change: the environmental changes we are already seeing, the impacts to our economy and the social fabric of our communities, and actions you can take to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. This multi-media site, uses cartoons, animated videos, music and video interviews, as well as extensive science-backed information, to provide a user-friendly exploration of climate change for the general public.  A viewer-response section will address their questions and comments.

The website focuses primarily on the changes and impacts we are seeing in Rhode Island, but also contains general information applicable to communities in coastal states across the country. Waves of Change spotlights RI research and initiatives so area residents learn what is going on in their state. Coastal communities across the nation can look to Rhode Island for progressive thinking and action regarding one of the greatest challenges of our time.