Climate Change Is a Geographic Problem
Reducing the risks caused by climate change is an immense challenge. Scientists, policy makers, developers, engineers, and many others have used GIS to better understand a complex situation and offer some tangible solutions. Technology offers a means to assess, plan, and implement sustainable programs that can affect us 10, 20, and 100 years into the future.
A GIS-based framework helps us gain a scientific understanding of earth systems at a truly global scale and leads to more thoughtful, informed decision making:
- Deforestation analysis spurs successful reforestation programs and sustainable management.
- Study of potential sea level rise leads to adaptive engineering projects.
- Emissions assessment brings about research into alternative energy sources such as wind turbine siting and residential solar rooftop programs.
Climate change is a geographic problem, and we believe solving it takes a geographic solution.