Hawaii's Changing Climate: Legislative Briefing Sheet 2010

Location

United States
21° 12' 51.4332" N, 157° 53' 43.8288" W
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Summary: 

The effects of global climate change are already being felt in Hawaii and are likely to continue, resulting in growing impacts to the natural resources that people depend on. Because the State of Hawaii is still in the initial phases of understanding and planning for climate change, the Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy (ICAP) partnered with Dr. Chip Fletcher at the University of Hawaii to produce a legislative briefing sheet designed to communicate scientific understanding of how climate change will affect Hawaii.

Planning for Melting Permafrost in Salluit

Location

United States
62° 12' 4.626" N, 75° 38' 48.6816" W
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Summary: 

Salluit is a coastal village located on the shore of Sugluk Inlet in Nunavik, Quebec. The village is situated in a narrow, steep valley, and homes and municipal infrastructure are built on permafrost. Climate warming over the past two decades has led to permafrost degradation, which is predicted to continue into the 21st century. Permafrost degradation has damaged buildings, roads, homes, and embankments in Salluit.

Indigenous People’s Global Summit on Climate Change

Location

United States
61° 43' 3.5436" N, 114° 15' 28.1268" W
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Summary: 

The Indigenous People’s Global Summit on Climate Change brought together over 400 indigenous participants from all over the world to exchange their knowledge and experience with climate change impacts, as well as successful adaptation strategies currently being used and recommendations for future actions.

Planning for the Impacts of Sea Level Rise and Climate Change in North Carolina

Location

United States
35° 16' 10.3512" N, 76° 54' 15.4692" W
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Summary: 

In early 2007, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (CSCOR) invited North Carolina coastal managers and stakeholders to participate in a workshop to identify and discuss the utility of modeling and mapping tools in planning for and mitigating the regional impacts of rising sea levels and increasing storm intensity. The purpose of the workshop was to help scientists design user-friendly tools that will facilitate management planning for the effects of long-term climate changes.

Climate Change and Renewable Resources in Labrador

Location

United States
53° 31' 22.422" N, 59° 9' 1.4076" W
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Summary: 

In response to community concerns about the potential impacts of climate change on renewable resources in Labrador, a conference was held to examine the possible future interactions of climate change on renewable resources and set priorities for developing strategies to adapt to potential impacts.

Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve's Ecosystem Based Management Tools Project

Location

United States
27° 50' 7.3176" N, 97° 3' 40.3596" W
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Summary: 

The Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) is located in Aransas Bay northeast of Corpus Christi. The reserve is located in an area where rapid development and increased population growth has exacerbated pollution, habitat loss, habitat degradation, overfishing, invasive species, and coastal hazard threats. The Ecosystem Based Management Tools Project was designed to examine the links between land use strategies and their effects on coastal and marine ecosystems.

Malibu Land Use and Local Implementation Plans: Setbacks and Sea Level Rise

Location

United States
34° 1' 33.3192" N, 118° 46' 47.1252" W
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Summary: 

Malibu’s 21 miles of coastline include some of the world’s most famous beaches and highly valued coastal property. Sea level rise poses an enormous threat to the sandy beaches of Malibu as well as to the multi-million dollar homes lining the coast. The Malibu Local Coastal Program’s Land Use and Local Implementation Plans aim to ensure the Coastal Act is upheld and the city’s General Plan and other development and planning ordinances comply with the California Coastal Act.

Emergency Preparedness on Seabird Island

Location

United States
49° 16' 0.0012" N, 121° 43' 0.0012" W
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Summary: 

Seabird Island is located in British Columbia, Canada, and is home to a First Nation population. Increased precipitation and snowmelt threaten to flood the community of Seabird Island. To proactively prepare the community for possible flooding, the Seabird Island Emergency Response Team has developed an emergency preparedness plan that was distributed to community members through a door-to- door awareness and educational campaign spearheaded by the local fire department.

Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise in the Florida Panhandle and Coastal Alabama

Location

United States
30° 28' 26.1372" N, 88° 3' 59.0616" W
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Summary: 

The Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise (EESLR) project in the Florida Panhandle and Coastal Alabama is intended to improve scientific understanding of the factors and scales necessary to evaluate shore zone modification and help develop a predictive tool of ecosystem modification due to sea level rise.

North Carolina Sea Level Rise Project

Location

United States
35° 17' 36.4488" N, 77° 31' 10.3116" W
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Summary: 

The North Carolina Sea Level Rise (NC SLR) Project is a pilot study intended to improve scientific understanding of the ecological effects of sea level rise and storm surge on North Carolina coastal habitats and develop better models and tools to forecast these effects. Managers and planners were invited to attend a two-day workshop to discuss ways in which the findings from the NC SLR Project could be used to answer management needs and aid decision-making.