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Over the past five years, the U.S. Department of Transportation has been conducting a climate change vulnerability assessment pilot in Mobile, Alabama, known as Phase 2 of the Gulf Coast Study.

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Many aspects of the Californian approach to controlling the greenhouse gases that cause climate change now have a sufficient track record to provide potential models or lessons for national and even international action. In comparison, the state's efforts on climate change adaptation, although multifaceted, are less well developed and thus far have focused largely on information sharing, impact assessments, and planning.

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It is expected that the impacts of climate change on Canada’s water resources will be significant. Climate induced changes in precipitation and air temperature will lead to earlier timing of peak flows, greater frequency of flooding, and more extreme drought conditions. Changes in climate and the related impacts on terrestrial and freshwater environments will also affect nutrient cycling, stream temperatures, the distribution, concentration, and timing of contaminants, as well as the transport and concentrations of sediments in watercourses.

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The impacts of a changing climate are evident in every region of Canada. Planned adaptation to climate change (the result of deliberate policy decisions based on an awareness of changing conditions) requires decision-makers to understand the degree to which a system is susceptible to and able to cope with adverse effects of climate change.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Climate Change Adaptation Plan presents strategies and actions to address the effects of climate change on key mission areas including agricultural production, food security, rural development, and forestry and natural resources conservation.

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Coastal resilience is the ability to resist, absorb, recover from, and adapt to coastal hazards such as daily  inundation caused by sea level rise, increased flooding, and more frequent and intense storm surges. The residents of Guilford recognized the risks associated with occupying coastal areas prior to Tropical Storm Irene and storm Sandy, but these recent events have underscored the fact that property owners and the town bear a heavy financial burden to recover from these types of events.

Location

Bridgeport Town Hall
999 broad street
06604 bridgeport , CT
United States
41° 10' 35.9184" N, 73° 11' 28.9284" W
Connecticut US

Project Summary

The Bridgeport Climate Preparedness Workshops: Summary of Findings report is the culmination of an engagement process focused on comprehensively reducing risk and improving resilience in the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut through a community-driven process. This effort identified the top priority adaptation actions for the city derived through stakeholder consensus.

Location

United States
41° 33' 14.706" N, 123° 25' 13.476" W
US

Project Summary

A workshop on coast redwoods and climate change was held in the fall of 2013. This workshop, put on by the Geos Institute, Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) Humboldt Chapter, California Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CA LCC), and North Pacific LCC, was attended by a diverse group of regional experts, researchers, and managers from industry, agencies, universities, tribes, NGOs, and local communities. Workshop participants discussed the numerous stressors to redwoods ecosystems, including climate change.

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Coast redwoods and their many associated species create an iconic ecosystem, yet the impacts of stressors, including a variety of land use practices and climate change, threaten their continued persistence on the landscape. In September 2013, we held a workshop with researchers, managers, and other redwoods experts to explore the likely impacts of climate change and develop some initial strategies for adaptation. Workshop participants from diverse backgrounds identified four primary strategies to increasing the resilience of redwood ecosystems in the face of climate change.

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An increasing trend towards consolidation and sharing of infrastructure in the US telecommunications sector is increasing vulnerability to climate risks, according to a new report funded by the US General Services Administration (GSA). 

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