Natural Resources Adaptation Coalition Brief

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Protecting our natural resources from the impacts of climate change will help ensure our forests, wetlands, and other natural lands remain resilient in a warming world. Safeguarding natural resources through conservation, restoration, and careful management will create jobs and help maintain the ability of our forests and other natural areas to absorb and store hundreds of millions of tons of carbon dioxide, a chief greenhouse gas. Investing in natural resource adaptation is a one-two punch against climate change: 1) protecting America’s natural systems from climate-driven damage and 2) securing and in some cases enhancing the ability of these lands to slow climate change by capturing and storing carbon dioxide.