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Discussing the impacts of climate change on the West Coast

Climate change is the mother of all disruptions. As the West Coast grapples with its impacts — from drought-igniting wildfires to sea level rise inundating coastal areas — how are communities and businesses adapting?

Molly Wood, host of Marketplace’s “How We Survive,” moderated a conversation with journalists from public radio stations in Seattle, Portland, the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California about where the boldest and most thoughtful solutions are coming from in their regions. The live event began at 4 p.m. on Thursday and was streamed live online.

What policies and emerging technologies may help us stem rising global temperatures and their most severe outcomes? What green solutions will serve community needs equitably? Which climate projects are enticing investors and poised to create industry giants in the next decade? How are communities, industry and the public sector working together — or at odds — to turn things around?

The panel addressed these regional concerns, and responded to audience questions, as panelists explored the future of climate adaptation.

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