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The Nature Conservancy (TNC) convened a two-day workshop entitled Climate Change Adaptation Workshop for Natural Resource Managers in the Gunnison Basin on December 2-3, 2009 in Gunnison, Colorado. The goal of the workshop was to identify management strategies that will help native plants, animals and ecosystems adapt to a changing climate and lay the groundwork for their implementation in the Gunnison Basin.

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Climate change will change the way we live. No longer will the environment be a static condition, a certainty upon which other variables depend. Rather, it will be a variable itself, and it will make us plan for the future like never before. Already we are beginning to see the effects of change along our coasts. Rising seas and more frequent hurricanes present a dynamic environment that threatens infrastructure long thought to be safe. Our cities are ill-prepared for the dangers of the next century. Fiscally, we are spending more and more to repair the damage.

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Due to historic greenhouse gas emissions and their long-lasting atmospheric lifetimes we are committed to an inevitable degree of climate change. TheClimate Adaptation Tool (CAT) is a risk management and adaptive decision making tool designed to guide organisations through the full process ofadapting to the risks that inevitable climate change poses. In this process there are 3 stages:

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Here, we provide guidelines for doing a simple and rapid climate impact assessment for any number of management objectives. Such a rapid assessment focuses on identifying major climate trends and potential impacts using existing expertise and a few key web resources. We have based these guidelines on the Adaptation for Conservation Targets (ACT) framework (Cross et al., 2012). The assessment could be conducted over the course of a one- or two-day workshop.

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This report was created by Mayor Menino's Climate Preparedness Task Force, a Cabinet-level group convened in February 2013. The report identifies ways in which the City of Boston has and will prepare for the impacts of climate change on municipal operations.

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Sea levels are rising at an accelerating rate, and the scientific community is confident that global warming is the most important cause. Higher sea levels translate to more and higher coastal floods. Using local sea level projections based on global scenarios from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and also used by the four-county Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, this analysis finds that floods rising 3 ft above the high tide line at Key West are near certain this century under any sea level rise scenario.

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Climate change is already occurring in Minnesota and is affecting our state’s environmental, economic and social systems. Minnesota state government is taking action to address these emerging challenges. A new report describing climate trends and impacts, as well as Minnesota state government responses, has been issued by the state’s ICAT.The focus of this report is climate adaptation, which is defined as developing and implementing strategies, initiatives and measures to help human and natural systems cope with climate change impacts.

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This paper presents IOM’s efforts to support vulnerable and mobile communities affected by environmental hazards through disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) activities conducive to sustainable development.IOM’s programmes around the world have demonstrated the effectiveness of DRR and CCA for reducing risk exposure and vulnerability and for improved management of migration, particularly in times of crisis.

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National park environments are characterized by dynamic landscapes. Tides ebb and surge along shifting coastlines. Wildfires and diseases invade forests. Wind and water erode historic structures. Plant populations adapt, animals migrate to survive, and humans adjust. However, a rapidly changing climate is triggering even more alterations, forcing cautious confrontation and thoughtful response.Careful stewardship of natural and cultural resources is being challenged by the accelerated rate at which scientific information must be acquired, understood, and conveyed.

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Sea levels are rising at an accelerating rate, and the scientific community is confident that global warming is the most important cause. Higher sea levels translate to more and higher coastal floods. Using local sea level projections based on National Climate Assessment scenarios, this analysis finds a 3-in-4 chance of historically unprecedented coastal flooding in the northern New Jersey/New York Harbor area by 2100, assuming sea level rises on the fast end of the spectrum; or a 1-in-10 chance under a slow rise scenario as might be expected under reduced carbon emissions.

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