7 Steps to Assess Climate Change Vulnerability in Your Community- Introduction


7 Steps to Assess Climate Change Vulnerability in Your Community- Introduction

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Climate change is one of the most serious challenges facing government and community leaders today. Many communities across Canada are already experiencing the impacts of climate change. It is critical to examine how climate change will aff ect your community and to prepare for more variable weather patterns. In the past, communities were planned with the assumption that basic weather and climate patterns would remain the same over time. Today, the climate is much less predictable and communities need to prepare for uncertainty and extremes. Outlined in this workbook is a seven-step process to help you examine your community’s vulnerability to climate change. The issues examined are coastal vulnerability, fl ooding, slope movement, drinking water supply, wildfi res, and winter conditions. This workbook is one of many tools that your community can use to prepare for climate change and other weather related hazards.

Document Type

workbook

ACASA Group

Newfoundland

Keywords

climate change.

Authors/Creators

Kelly Vodden, Norm Catto, Melanie Irvine, Kathleen Parewick, Nicole Renaud, Kristina Turner, Sarah Chan, Gail Collins, Janelle Skeard, Kimberly Bittermann, Tammy Keats, Robert Keenan, Churence Rogers, Derrick Bragg, Krista Planke

Corporate Authors/Creators

Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of Geography, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Environment and Conservation and Professional Municipal Administrators, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Environment and Conservation

Publishers

Memorial University of Newfoundland, Department of Geography

Physical description

16 p.

Continents

North America

Countries

Canada

Provinces

Newfoundland and Labrador

Language

English

Access Condition

use and reproduction

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full text

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File Size (B)

4051247