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Climate resiliency responses and actions for Amouli Village, American Samoa
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    Amouli Resiliency Planning Committee ; United States, National Marine Fisheries Service., Pacific Islands Region, ; Coral Reef Conservation Program (U.S.)
  • Conference Authors:
    Participatory Learning and Action Workshop (2011 : Amouli, American Samoa)
  • Description:
    "Global climate change is acknowledged as the greatest environmental concern of our time. Human activities have affected the land, oceans, and atmosphere, and these changes in turn have altered global climate patterns. Over the 20th century, the Earth's global average surface temperature has risen significantly, with projected continued increases affecting the environment as well as human livelihoods. Expected global climate impacts include: (1) an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events, (2) changes in precipitation patterns, (3) changes in sea-level rise, (4) changes in ocean temperatures, and (5) increased ocean acidification. Coastal communities are particularly vulnerable to climate change due to their proximity to and reliance on the ocean. In order to better prepare for potential climate impacts, communities must work to be resilient to the impacts derived from climate change. A climate resilient community can cope with and recover quickly from difficult conditions caused by the adverse effects of climate change, including climate related hazards and disasters (UNDP 2008). In order to be more resilient to climate impacts, a community can participate in advance planning for climate change, work to prevent predicted impacts when possible, and try to adapt and mitigate to climate change impacts"--Introduction.

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    Funding: Funded by NOAA Fisheries, Coral Reef Conservation Program.;
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