Extreme climatological events, coastal erosion, and acidification of the oceans are some of the impacts caused by climate change. The San Juan Bay Estuary (hereafter the Estuary) is susceptible to these impacts, some of which are already causing evident changes in the Estuary's systems. These impacts compromise and may endanger the goals of the San Juan Bay Estuary Program (the SJBEP) to enhance, restore, and conserve the Estuary.
Therefore, the SJBEP is developing a climate-change adaptation plan tailored to the particular challenges of the Estuary as a tropical system. The SJBEP has identified potential risks, analyzed the Estuary's vulnerability in the face of these risks, and developed a plan of action to deal with the effects of climate change.