Bay-Delta Leaders Comment on Climate

Edited by Cariad Hayes Thronson

These magazine pages share the opinions of various new leaders in the Estuary management world about climate change. “The biggest challenge is that it is difficult for people, including decision-makers, to plan for uncertain, long-range challenges. We know that in order to make the greatest impact we need to start now,” says BCDC’s Dana Brechwald. Climate change is forcing some regulatory agencies, including the State Water Resources Control Board and BCDC, to fundamentally shift the way they approach their work.  And research-focused groups, such as Point Blue and the Delta Stewardship Council’s Science Program, are finding that climate change is creating ever-more complex, multi-faceted questions that urgently need answers.

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