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Climate change in Guam : indicators and considerations for key sectors
|Title:||Climate change in Guam : indicators and considerations for key sectors|
show 1 morePacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (Project)
|LC Subject Headings:||Climatic changes - Guam|
Human beings - Effect of climate on - Guam
Climate change mitigation - Guam
|Publisher:||Honolulu, HI : East-West Center|
|Abstract:||Key climate change issues affecting Guam include threats to human health, risks to freshwater resources, increasing wildfire, and the potential for damage to infrastructure caused by future sea level rise and stronger typhoons. Climate change is expected to disrupt many aspects of life in Guam. Those who are already vulnerable are harmed more than others by extreme weather and climate shifts. Climate Change in Guam: Indicators and Considerations for Key Sectors provides guidance for decision-makers seeking to better understand how climate variability and change impact Guam and its communities. This assessment also identifies needs for additional information and research, which if met could support responses that enhance resilience and help Guam to withstand the changes to come.|
|Description:||Climate Change in Guam: Indicators and Considerations for Key Sectors is a report developed by the Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA). It is one in a series of reports aimed at assessing the state of knowledge about climate change indicators, impacts, and adaptive capacity of the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands and the Hawaiian archipelago. PIRCA is a collaborative effort engaging federal, state, and local government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, academia, businesses, and community groups to inform and prioritize their activities in the face of a changing climate.|
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|Table of Contents:||Key issues for managers and policymakers -- Global climate change: causes and indicators -- Indicators of climate change in Guam -- Managing climate risks in the face of uncertainty -- What do extreme weather and climate change mean for Guam's families, household, and vulnerable populations? -- What do extreme weather and climate change mean for Guam's key sectors? -- Needs for research and information -- Guam sources of climate data and projections -- Traceable accounts.|
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