Key Messages About the Southeast & Caribbean from the National Climate Assessment
Sea level rise poses widespread and continuing threats to both natural and built environments and to the regional economy.
Increasing temperatures and the associated increase in frequency, intensity, and duration of extreme heat events will affect public health, natural and built environments, energy, agriculture, and forestry.
Decreased water availability, exacerbated by population growth and land-use change, will continue to increase competition for water and affect the region’s economy and unique ecosystems.
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