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Media Advisory: USGS to Host Congressional Briefing on Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Communities
Released: 3/19/2008 11:41:49 AM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Jessica Robertson 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-6624

U.S. coastal communities, environments, and economies are especially vulnerable to sea-level rise and other climate change impacts. At the same time, they face continuing challenges from population growth, coastal erosion and storms, and habitat loss. Coastal zone managers and policy-makers require sound information and science-based tools to prepare for and respond to changing coastal conditions in the coming decades. Come learn how the USGS and its partners are working to provide and apply the science needed to anticipate and address climate change impacts on our vulnerable coasts.


The USGS will host a congressional briefing on how science can be used to anticipate and address the impacts of climate change on our vulnerable coasts.


David B. Carter, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Margaret A. Davidson, NOAA, National Ocean Service
E. Robert Thieler, USGS


2325 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C.


Friday, March 28, 2008
10:00 a.m.


Representative Earl Blumenauer
Representative Wayne Gilchrest
Representative Jim Moran
Representative Rob Wittman


Climate Change Science Program
Coastal States Organization
The Nature Conservancy

For more information about the briefing, visit www.usgs.gov/solutions.


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