Los Angeles is known for its wide sandy beaches, coastal boardwalks, and beach commerce and tourism. However, the impacts of climate change threaten not only our treasured beaches but also housing and critical infrastructure along the coast, including power plants, sewage treatment plants, and two of the busiest ports in the U.S. Planning for the impacts of climate change and building climate resilience in communities is a priority for the region. To fully understand the impacts of climate change and how they can inform regional planning policies requires a link between the best available scientific tools and local governments.

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