• Climate in the Gulf
• The Report
• For Teachers
• Slow the Change
• Speed our Response
• Water Resources
• Sea-level Change
• Human Perspectives
We have the knowledge and the resources to tackle the global warming problem—and it would be irresponsible to delay when we know what we have to do. In the Gulf Coast states, a swiftly changing climate plus human pressures on the landscape will mean disruption and damage to the region's people, economy, and environment. American innovation can address this problem if we act responsibly. Simple, practical solutions to slow down global warming and to respond to the changes coming our way are the answer.
Confronting Climate Change in the Gulf Coast Region is a clear wake-up call to the public and policymakers that individuals, industry, and governments must take aggressive action right now—before our window of opportunity closes. We can take action to confront global warming with all our American resolve and ingenuity. Civic, business, and government leaders from Corpus Christi to Baton Rouge to the Florida Keys should act without delay.
After you've learned about the threats a changing climate poses to the Gulf Coast region, why don't you take a couple of minutes to tell policymakers to get busy tackling the problem? It's easy to do on our action pages.
Many cities and counties in Florida are already taking actions that are saving energy, the environment, and money. You can learn more about these steps in the following report - "Florida - Saving Energy, the Environment, and Money."
Wind Farm - US DOE/NREL, K. Schmitt.
Wetland restoration area - Bureau of Land Management, J.Sintz.
• Apalachicola Bay
• Big Thicket
• Laguna Madre
• Mississippi Delta