Climate Change: Information on NOAA’s Support for States’ Marine Coastal Ecosystem Resilience Efforts, GAO-16-834: Published: Sep 28, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2016.
“Climate assessments predict that floods and other extreme weather events will become more common and intense, putting coastal areas—which are home to more than half of the U.S. population—at risk. The wetlands, marshes, and mangroves that usually help protect coastal communities are also vulnerable. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides funding, training, and other assistance to help states assess and prepare their coastal zones for sea-level rise and other effects of climate change. We surveyed the coastal managers in the 23 states with such coastal zones and found that they’re generally satisfied with NOAA’s support…”