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How Sarasota’s Climate Adaptation Center will address climate change and its future impacts

Climate scientists and decision makers from lawmakers to business leaders will discuss ways to speed up climate adaptation for threats posed by rising seas and extreme weather events.

In a new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, climate change helped fuel $18 billion worth of weather related disasters in 2022.

The most expensive event was Hurricane Ian, which made landfall near Fort Myers in September of last year.

On Feb. 9, participants in the annual Florida Climate Conference will share their knowledge on how to tackle emergency management, climate action and disaster resilience to mitigate the future impacts of climate change.

In a preview of the event, WUSF's Cathy Carter spoke with Bob Bunting, CEO of the Climate Adaptation Center in Sarasota.