Climate Change in Pilot Point, Alaska: Strategies for Community Health

Jim Berner, John Warren, Jennifer Williamson, Karen Murphy, Lori Verbrugge, and Richard Drake
Created: 3/07/2017 - Updated: 3/07/2017


Climate change refers to change over time due to natural variability or as a result of human activity (IPCC, 2008). Alaska communities are experiencing a wide range of impacts from climate change and residents seek adaptive strategies that encourage wellness and sustainability. This report documents climate change impacts and potential impacts as described by the local people and interpreted through the lens of public health. It is the sixth report in a series describing climate change across Alaska, and the rst report to focus on the Bristol Bay Region.


Community / Local
Sector Addressed: 
Public Health
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Culture / communities
Public health risks
Public safety threats
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Capacity Building
Increase / Improve public awareness, education, and outreach efforts
Create stakeholder engagement processes to develop and implement adaptation strategies