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Making Coastal Decisions

Release Date: 12-15-2022

NOAA Ocean Podcast: Episode 61

Our ocean and coasts affect us — and we affect them. Almost 40 percent of the country's population lives in coastal shoreline counties. And these counties contribute more than 9 trillion dollars to the U.S. economy. But many challenges face our coasts, like climate change, rising sea levels, more intense storms, and population growth. So we must make sound decisions today to help our coasts continue to thrive tomorrow. This podcast is the second installment in a three-part series from the U.S. Global Change Research Program that explores how we make these decisions. In this episode, we explore what the latest behavioral science research can tell us about how we make conservation and environmental decisions.

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