In the 21st century, the whole planet, and especially coastal communities such as Martha's Vineyard, will be impacted by climate change, with accelerated sea level rise, heavier rain storms and stormwater runoff, short-term drought and wildfire risk, and a myriad of habitat changes.
Key Planning Documents
- VCS Climate Change Resources: The Vineyard Conservation Society’s website includes links to a number of reports about climate change and Martha's Vineyard including: Emissions Scenarios and Global Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, and Human Health Impacts.
For more in-depth info and primer on Climate Change, see these other pages on our website.
looks at projections for sea-level rise on Martha's Vineyard, what the impacts could be on critical infrastructure, roads, and wetlands, and what we can do about this.
Rainfall and Stormwater:
looks at the impacts of projected increases in rainfall and the challenges this presents for stormwater management.
looks at some of the potential impacts of climate change on local habitats such as saltmarshes.