What The National Climate Assessment Means For Rural, Coastal Georgia

November 28, 2018 | Atlanta, GA

What The National Climate Assessment Means For Rural, Coastal Georgia
On Second Thought, GPB
November 27, 2018

While many Americans scanned websites and superstore aisles for deals on Black Friday, and others recovered from Thanksgiving food comas, the Trump administration released a major new report on climate change.

The 1,600-page National Climate Assessment was published by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, a group of 13 federal agencies including the Department of Defense, the Environmental Protection Agency and NASA. The news inside that report is not good for a number of Georgia industries, including agriculture.

Kim Cobb, a climate scientist and director of the Global Change Project at Georgia Tech, spoke about the major takeaways from this report as well as efforts to fight climate change on Georgia's coast. Cobb is a professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

Listen to the broadcast here.