USD conference examines climate change's effects on San Diego

A group of regional, national, and global climate change experts has convened on campus at the University of San Diego, where they will be meeting through today (March 28) to discuss the expected impact on San Diego in the coming decades due to rising sea levels and increased risk of drought and wildfire.

“Building Climate Resilience in Cities,” a two day affair kicked off yesterday, was organized by nonprofit environmental business outreach group Ceres and ClimateWise, a UK-based group offering risk analysis to insurance companies on climate change.

The meetings follow the recent release of a report from the San Diego Foundation, “San Diego’s Changing Climate: A Regional Wake-Up Call,” which examines in detail ongoing changes and future expectations for the region.

“Whether it’s the East Coast or the West Coast, accelerating actions to protect our cities and our economies from stronger storms, rising sea levels and other climate impacts is an imperative,” says Ceres president Mindy Lubber, whose group is also organizing a similar workshop later this spring in Toronto.

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