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This climate change health assessment project was initiated in 2013 by the North Slope Borough, Health Impact Assessment (HIA) program with a grant from the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The project is in collaboration with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), Center for Climate and Health, and participating local governments. ANTHC performed an assessment in 2009 in Point Hope with funding from the U.S. Indian Health Service.

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This trip report documents climate change impacts as described by the community members and considers the effects as interpreted through the lens of public health.

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In recognition of a growing body of scientific evidence, and in response to certain specific local events, the Swinomish Indian Senate issued a proclamation in 2007 directing action to study the possible effects of climate change on the Swinomish Indian Reservation community, lands, and resources and determine appropriate responses.1 Following this proclamation, the Tribe initiated a two-year project in late 2008 to assess how climate change may affect the Swinomish Indian Reservation and to develop strategies to address potential impacts.

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On Thursday 19 May 2016, India experienced an all-time record high temperature for any calendar day. The high temperature reached 51°C in the city of Phalodi in the Jodhpur district of the state of Rajasthan. By some accounts it was the third-highest temperature ever documented globally. It was so hot that many residents of this city of about 50,000 simply remained indoors. Those who did venture outside in Gujarat’s Valsad found their sandals sticking to molten roads.

Location

70-90 Station Street PO Box 219 DX 20007
2482 Mullumbimby , NSW
Australia
28° 33' 17.5536" S, 153° 30' 8.694" E
New South Wales AU

Location

1709 Route 133
E4P 8E4 Grand-Barachois , NB
Canada
46° 13' 4.1592" N, 64° 22' 44.6052" W
New Brunswick CA
Organization Overview: 

Beaubassin East is a Canadian Rural Community in Westmorland County, New Brunswick

Location

United States
52° 50' 22.8876" N, 1° 34' 55.3116" E
US

Project Summary

In the United Kingdom, shoreline management plans (SMPs) provide the framework for coastal regulatory officials to assess long-term changes and risks associated with coastal processes, such as tidal patterns, wave height, and sea level rise. These plans provide strategies to help reduce risks associated with coastal flooding and erosion on built and natural environments. Like most marine management plans, SMPs are non-statutory. Instead, they are high-level policy documents that take into account existing legislative requirements and compatibility with adjacent coastal areas.

Location

159 Pantigo Road
11937 East Hampton , NY
United States
40° 58' 10.3692" N, 72° 10' 19.452" W
New York US
Organization Overview: 

The Town of East Hampton is located in Suffolk County, New York, at the eastern end of the South Shore of Long Island.

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The Shinnecock Environmental Department and the Natural Resource Committee had begun researching climate change, and particularly the impacts on surface water and ocean acidification, because of tribal shellfish cultivation. The next large concern was the increasing shoreline erosion, which is contributing to the loss of trees. The staff began researching other climate change issues that were impacting the region as well. Climate change is included in the Shinnecock Nation’s strategic plan.

Location

School Place
KW15 1NY Kirkwall , OKI
United Kingdom
58° 58' 53.0544" N, 2° 57' 26.3124" W
Orkney GB
Organization Overview: 

OIC is Britain’s smallest local authority - but we lead the way in Scotland in providing all the council services used by the people of the county. Set up in 1974, the Council became a model for the delivery of local government across the nation – a model used in the creation of 31 similar all-purpose authorities in 1996.

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