Southeast Region on Climate Resilience Toolkit
In June 2021, the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit announced the availability of a new Southeast Region section. The section features narratives, tools, and case studies on the impacts of climate change across the Southeast and information on how people can build resilience to them. Used with the Climate Resilience Toolkit’s Steps to Resilience, the new section can help communities and managers of natural areas across the Southeast recognize their climate hazards, assess their vulnerabilities, and confront their climate risks.
Content for the new section was built upon vetted information in the Fourth National Climate Assessment. Regional experts also produced map graphics and added information from recent research. The section offers plain-language narratives about climate impacts that are already occurring and projected to continue across the region, and describes efforts to build resilience.
The Southeast Region content reflects the contributions of a team of experts. NOAA's Southeast and Caribbean Regional Collaboration Team (SECART) initiated the effort and recruited the team while NOAA's Climate Program Office (especially Nina Hall and LuAnn Dahlman) led the writing and web page development. Thanks also to Jory Fleming, Carolinas Integrated Science & Assessments (CISA); Jeannette Dubinin, Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX); Mikaela Heming (PLACE: SLR); and Elizabeth Fly, The Nature Conservancy; these individuals served as team leads in developing the regional sub-topic narratives. Thanks also to Alan Cressler (USGS) for permission to use his copyrighted photographs.
Please see the Climate Resilience Toolkit.