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Report Underscores Need For Climate Resilience In San Diego Region

The orange haze covering the San Diego skyline on Sept. 15, 2020, because of smoke from wildfires across California, including the Valley Fire in rural East County.
Matthew Bowler
The orange haze covering the San Diego skyline on Sept. 15, 2020, because of smoke from wildfires across California, including the Valley Fire in rural East County.
A recent report by the American Planning Association and Scripps Institution of Oceanography emphasizes the need for better coordination from the region's institutions in preparing for worsening climate change.

As the state braces for another summer of record heat and extreme weather, the need for long-term climate resilience is becoming more apparent.

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A recent report from the American Planning Association and Scripps Institution of Oceanography underscores the need here in San Diego.

The report underlines the potential threat that the region may face due to climate change, and lays out a framework for how San Diego could prepare for it.

Cary Lowe with the American Planning Association and Julie Kalansky, a climate scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, are lead authors on the report and joined Midday Edition on Wednesday to discuss the growing need for climate resilience.