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State of Change

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Sea level rise and coastal erosion are directly impacting the coastline, and extreme weather events bring the impacts of climate change inland. In our State of Change project, you'll hear from North Carolinians directly about the effects of climate change in their communities and the innovative solutions they're pioneering to build a more resilient state.

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Climate Change Stories

Hear from North Carolinians in these stories about climate change effects & innovative solutions across the state. Click the images to take a deeper dive.

Panel Discussion with Local Experts

Following a preview screening of State of Change, Sci NC's Frank Graff moderates a conversation with local leaders and scientists about the effects of climate change on North Carolinians and innovative solutions our communities are leading on.

Our panelists: Dr. Kathie Dello (State Climate Office), Todd Miller (NC Coastal Federation), Dr. Amanda Martin (NC Office of Recovery & Resilience) & Dr. Miyuki Hino (UNC-Chapel Hill).

Video Stories

The town of Princeville rebuilds with "flood proofing" in mind.

Will beach nourishment programs buy time for coastal towns?

Hardening the shoreline with a bulkhead is bad for ecosystems.

Saving coastal marshes may help survival of the saltmarsh sparrows.

Coastal cities are more vulnerable to "nuisance flooding."

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State of Change is produced with support from the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and is part of the Pulitzer Center’s Connected Coastlines reporting initiative.

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