Three members of The Citadel community participated in a Charleston-area academic panel to celebrate Earth Day.
The panel and discussions focused on the need for, and understanding of, resilience across social, economic and environmental systems.
Some questions addressed included:
- Given predicted sea level rise, more extreme hurricanes, more extreme rain events and shifting ocean currents, how will Charlestonians have to create resilient, climate-just systems in the coming decades?
- What infrastructure will have to be created, and how will it be paid for, to help Charleston adapt to a warmer planet?
- How will the political will be developed to tackle this “wicked problem” that faces us all?