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Lagged social-ecological responses to climate and range shifts in fisheries

While previous research has documented marine fish and invertebrates shifting poleward in response to warming climates, less is known about the response of fisheries to these changes. By examining fisheries in the northeastern United States over the last four decades of warming temperatures, we show that northward shifts in species distributions were matched by corresponding northward shifts in fisheries. The proportion of warm-water species caught in most states also increased through time.

Suffolk County Harmful Algal Bloom Action Plan

Suffolk County’s surface waters are a huge economic and lifestyle driver for Long Island and contribute immensely to tourism, commerce, fishing, recreation, and other activities. Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) pose an increasing threat to the healthy ecological functioning of County surface waters and can reduce the type and level of ecological services County residents and communities derive from these systems. Moreover, some HABs pose a direct threat to public health and safety; they produce toxins that are harmful to humans and pets.

Building capacity to reduce human health impacts of climate change in New York State

In New York State, the climate is becoming warmer, wetter, and more variable. Impacts such as heat waves, flooding, and extreme weather events (e.g., heavy rain or snow) are already affecting human health and well-being and are projected to continue. In 2010, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) was awarded a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to build capacity and develop a plan for reducing human health impacts of climate change.

Equitable Adaptation: Building climate change adaptation capacity for Make the Road NY and Central Queens

Make the Road New York (MRNY) serves immigrants and community members throughout the five boroughs of New York at their three centers in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. They provide services and guidance to new and resident immigrants in the form of legal services, education, community organizing, and enacting policy change.

Summary Report For Building Ecological Solutions to Coastal Community Hazards

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the partners of the NFWF grant “Building Ecological Solutions to Coastal Community Hazards” grant, funded by the Department of the Interior and administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, engaged in the development of guidance, outreach and education for communities, professionals and youth, and direct assistance to municipalities for specific assessments, planning and implementation of ecological solutions to coastal hazards.

New York State Department of Health Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) in New York State

Increasing levels of greenhouse gases, particularly during the past century, have been associated with rising global average temperatures, extreme temperatures, and heat waves. At the same time, other climatic changes in New York State (NYS) have included increased frequency and duration of extreme weather events and coastal storms, increased variability of temperature and precipitation, and higher average precipitation levels. These climatic changes have resulted in flooding events from extreme precipitation and rising sea level due to warmer waters and glacial and sea ice melt.

New Jersey Climate and Health Profile Report

The United States Global Climate Change Research Program’s 2016 report, “The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment,” summarizes that climate change is a significant threat to the health of the American people (USGCRP 2016). The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed the Building Resilience against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework to support its Climate-Ready States and Cities Initiative to help decision makers prepare for the public health impacts of a changing climate.

Meeting New Jersey’s 2020 Greenhouse Gas Limit: New Jersey’s Global Warming Response Act Recommendations Report

There is broad scientific consensus that human-caused greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are impacting the earth’s climate, and that increasing atmospheric GHG concentrations will result in very significant adverse global, regional, and local environmental impacts. The Northeastern United States is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, with potentially devastating ecological, economic and public health impacts to New Jersey. Not only does climate change threaten New Jersey’s shoreline and ecology, but the socioeconomic impacts of climate change stand to be profound and costl

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