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San Antonio Gets Ready To Take On Climate Change

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Extreme weather events are now more common. In the last year alone, South Texas saw a hurricane, tornadoes, floods and even snow. 

San Antonio City Council showed support for the Paris Climate Agreement in a 9-1 vote this summer, joining more than 300 other cities nationwide aligned with the international accord after the Trump administration withdrew from the agreement

The City of San Antonio, the University of Texas at San Antonio and CPS Energy are currently working on a plan to address the effects of climate change, like greenhouse gas emissions and impact on air quality. 

SA Climate Ready aims to build resiliency and help the Alamo area adapt to the shifting environment by targeting carbon emissions in the years ahead. The initiative, which was formalized this month, will be supported by research that is expected to take at least one year. 

What aspects of sustainability may be included in the SA Climate Ready project? What do San Antonio residents need to know about possible future climate impacts? 

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You can watch footage from the SA Climate Ready launch event on YouTube.
 
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