"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change". - Charles Darwin
It’s easier and easier to understand the impacts a changing climate has on our daily lives, but we’re not the only ones affected. Climate change also impacts wildlife and the habitat on which they depend. While the direct correlation between a changing climate and wildlife is increasingly clear, to date there’s been less focus on understanding how human responses to climate change also impact wildlife and their habitat.
The devastating floods in Louisiana and the wildfires in California are a sober reminder of climate change’s destructive path. We’re facing a harsh reality: frequent and extreme weather events are now the norm for more and more people here at home and abroad.
As we are increasingly seeing around the world, one of the best ways to help communities adapt to changes is by working with nature to increase resilience, from providing coastal defenses against storms to reducing flood risk for millions of people downstream. Today, Myanmar is in a unique position to do exactly this.
On Aug. 4, 2016, the climate change communication NGO Climate Access launched a new project in San Mateo, California, on the San Francisco Bay, called Look Ahead - San Mateo. The project involves an installation in a popular bay-side park, Coyote Point, to help people visualize future sea levels and new approaches for adapting the shoreline.
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