Climate change is expected to continue shifting and intensifying weather patterns around the globe. In California, events such as El Niño and extended drought are of particular concern. The preparation for and response to changing conditions are critical for building resilience across our communities (especially among vulnerable populations) and protecting coastal resources. In the context of the Coastal Act, land use considerations such as shoreline proximity, resource availability, and habitat protection factor into policies and decisions.
Learn about preparing for and responding to El Niño, as well as how climate change is affecting the intensity and frequency of such events