In the context of a recent project entitled “ClimAdaPT.Local” (http://climadapt-local.pt/en/) which aimed to promote adaptation to climate change at the municipal level in Portugal, it was decided to create a comic book about this theme, with both digital and paper versions (in Portuguese and English). This was entitled “Special report: adaptation to climate change in Portugal”. The book has about 80 pages in color, with a format close to A4, and is available for download online in pdf format, in either of the two languages.
This comic book was created by Bruno Pinto (writer), Penim Loureiro (drawing) and Quico Nogueira (color). The plot revolves around a stubborn tv journalist that wants to report about climate change in Portugal in the context of the Paris Agreement, and convinces her editor and cameraman to do it. The book invites the reader to follow her path while she reports on adaptation to climate change in Portugal, which includes the findings from the project “ClimAdaPT.Local”. Based on real interviews, the book covers the stories of common citizens affected by sea-level rise and coastal erosion, storms, urban floods, droughts, heat waves, etc. It also presents possible solutions for adaptation through the views of scientists, public officials, and private companies, as well as national and international measures to address the issue of climate change.