Understanding Virginia’s Vulnerability to Climate Change

This fact sheet describes how communities across Virginia are increasingly vulnerable to severe weather influenced by changes in the climate. Population centers near the coast and tidal rivers are experiencing more flooding, farmers are increasingly contending with drought risks, and resident health problems are likely to be exacerbated by extreme heat and polluted air. This document highlights solutions to implement to manage these risks that will make communities more resilient to the new conditions and challenges of the changing climate.

Georgetown Climate Center
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