Climate Change Impact newsletters
These two newsletters, published in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources
, provide guidance for dealing with climate change. Changes in Maryland's climate will likely have far-reaching impacts, most notably those associated with rising sea level, increasing temperatures, and changes in precipitation patterns. In order to protect local citizens from public health and safety risks and to protect public and private investments, communities should begin to plan for the impacts of climate change. Communities are encouraged to designate Climate Change Impact Areas at the local level and to develop strategies to avoid or reduce impacts. Policies can also be developed that address one or more specific climate-related impacts. These two newsletters are in a series of newsletters on Climate Change Impact Areas, with several more coming out this summer.