Map of US Land Value Reveals Interplay of Climate Change, Conservation Efforts, Real Estate, and Environmental Values – BU Today

Written by Katherine Gianni

Since the start of 2020, the effects of global climate change have been increasingly apparent, from the wildfires that ravaged California and Colorado to Arizona experiencing the highest number of consecutive days with temperatures skyrocketing over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Issues of climate change and conservation received more attention during the first presidential debate on September 29, 2020, than in any other presidential debate in history.

Christoph Nolte, a Boston University College of Arts & Sciences assistant professor of earth and environment, has spent the majority of his career studying how effectively conservation efforts protect the environment from our changing climate. Through research, he’s asking key questions about where concerted conservation efforts take place and what difference they make for our world at large.

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