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Climate change in American Samoa : indicators and considerations for key sectors

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Title:Climate change in American Samoa : indicators and considerations for key sectors
Authors:Keener, Victoria W.
Grecni, Zena
Tagarino, Kelley Anderson
Shuler, Christopher
Miles, Wendy B.
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LC Subject Headings:Climatic changes - American Samoa
Human beings - Effect of climate on - American Samoa
Climate change mitigation - American Samoa
Date Issued:2021
Publisher:Honolulu, HI : East-West Center
Abstract:Human health risks, stronger cyclones, coral reef death, and coastal flooding are among the major challenges detailed in a new report on climate change in American Samoa. Threatened resources include high-value coastal infrastructure and the millions of dollars that ocean ecosystems add to American Samoa's economy annually, according to the report by the Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA), a consortium of several government, NGO, and research entities. Climate change is expected to disrupt many aspects of life in American Samoa. Those who are already vulnerable--including children, the elderly, low-income families, and individuals with disabilities--are at greater risk from extreme weather and climate events. Climate Change in American Samoa: Indicators and Considerations for Key Sectors provides guidance for decision-makers seeking to better understand the implications of climate variability and change for American Samoa and its communities. This assessment also identifies the additional information and research needed to support responses that enhance resilience and help American Samoa to withstand the changes to come.
Description:Authors from the University of Hawai'i and the East-West Center--along with 25 technical contributors from local governments, NGOs, researchers, and community groups--collaboratively developed the American Samoa report.

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Pages/Duration:59 p.
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