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Climate Change & Human Behavior

Rising tides, increased precipitation, and more frequent floods affect Rhode Island’s economy, its built and natural environment, and even the health of its citizens. Successful adaptation to climate change requires individuals and communities to change behaviors, and to sustain those changes over time. The complexity of the issues and the solutions warrant looking at these challenges from different perspectives and bringing different disciplines together.  The Climate Change Collaborative links experts in natural science, behavior science and communications to collectively engage in research and outreach to prepare Rhode Islanders and build resilient communities. 

This research collaborative project was funded by Rhode Island Sea Grant and the URI Coastal Institute and involves Rhode Island Sea Grant Extension, the URI Coastal Resources Center, the URI Coastal Institute, the URI Cancer Prevention Research Center, and the URI Harrington School of Communications.