35 minutes | Aug 18th 2020

Epidsode 3: Climate change doesn’t stop at the county line with Dan Burger

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In the low country around Charleston, S.C, sea level has risen a foot in the last 100 years, and the city itself has gone from 10 significant flooding events each year 20 years ago to more than 50 a year now. Adapting to climate change is front-page news in the Charleston area almost every day. Six years ago, a group of professionals from the worlds of real estate, corporations, academia, government and environmental groups got together to form a regional network to tackle climate change across boundaries — while sustaining the economic growth that has made Charleston such a vibrant place to live and work and visit. Dan Burger, who then worked for the state of South Carolina’s environmental agency, was one of the co-founders of the Charleston Resilience Network, and tells the story of how it came to be, and its power for getting people aligned to tackle climate change locally — where it’s happening. And how other communities can create similar “resilience networks.” 

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