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USGS to Host Congressional Briefing on Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Communities


U.S. coastal communities, environments, and economies are especially vulnerable to sea-level rise and other climate change impacts. At the same time, they face continuing challenges from population growth, coastal erosion and storms, and habitat loss. Coastal zone managers and policy-makers require sound information and science-based tools to prepare for and respond to changing coastal conditions in the coming decades. Come learn how the USGS and its partners are working to provide and apply the science needed to anticipate and address climate change impacts on our vulnerable coasts.

This briefing will address similar topics modified from presentations at the USGS congressional briefing held March 28, 2008.


The USGS will host a congressional briefing on how science can be used to anticipate and address the impacts of climate change on our vulnerable coasts.


* Braxton Davis, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
* Todd Davison, NOAA, National Ocean Service
* E. Robert Thieler, USGS


406 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C.


Tuesday, April 22, 2008
2:00 p.m.


* Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
* Senator Barbara Boxer
* Senator Elizabeth Dole
* Senator Olympia Snowe
* Senator John Warner


* Climate Change Science Program
* Coastal States Organization
* Joint Ocean Commission Initiative
* The Nature Conservancy
* Ocean Conservancy


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