North Carolina’s diverse geography, climate, and population mean that our state will be uniquely impacted by climate change. Understanding trends in climate impacts, North Carolina’s vulnerabilities to these impacts, as well as public perceptions of climate change and key motivators of action, is key to applying the state’s wealth of scientific, technological, cultural, and public health expertise to providing meaningful recommendations for minimizing these impacts. Through these actions, North Carolina may be poised to become a national leader in developing adaptation, mitigation, and public policies that will protect and improve the health of our state and its people in the next decade and beyond. In the process, other states across the United States will benefit from the work taking place in North Carolina.
Environmental Protection Agency
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University
North Carolina State University
Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
North Carolina Division of Public Health
Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences
Fleishman Hillard International Communications