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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Climate Change in Pilot Point, Alaska: Strategies for Community Health.
Author M. Brubaker ; S. Flensburg ; N. Shanigan ; J. Skarada
CORP Author Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage. Center for Climate and Helath.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 2013
Stock Number PB2015-101173
Additional Subjects Climate change ; Public health ; Alaska ; Adaptive strategies ; Communities ; Damage ; Environmental impacts ; Erosion ; Floods ; Food security ; Health effects ; Humans ; Seasonal variations ; Shores ; Temperature effects ; Vulnerability ; Weather ; Wildlife ; Pilot Point(Alaska)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2015-101173 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 04/10/2015
Collation 42p
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 first report to focus on the Bristol Bay Region. In the Yupik and Aleut community of Pilot Point residents report changes to the weather, landscape, plants and wildlife. Extreme weather events are thought to be more common, the timing of seasons is more unpredictable, erosion to shorelines is occurring at a rapid rate, and consequentially, vulnerability to flooding is increasing. Identified health concerns include food security, damage to health-critical infrastructure, injury and behavioral health issues related to extreme and unusual weather conditions.