This tool provides newcomers to climate adaptation in Alaska a wealth of resources for initiating the process. Climate change impacts threaten both coastal and inland communities across the state. Animal and human populations are exposed to flooding, changing shorelines, acidification of ocean waters, melting ice, and more. Adapt Alaska was created to inform decision makers of all the resources available to them to help combat these problems.
The site features three main sections:
As changing climate conditions are most obvious at locations near Earth's poles, Alaska is experiencing more impacts than many regions in the United States. Melting of sea ice, wildfires, coastal and riverine flooding, and steadily increasing temperatures and precipitation rates are resulting in significant change to the lives of Alaska's people. Indigenous communities that rely on subsistence fishing and hunting are particularly at risk due to the mounting impacts on Alaskan ecosystems. Combined with a lack of funding to mitigate damages, Alaskan residents face a considerable problem with no obvious solutions. Adapt Alaska provides resources for decision makers to explore the range of changes the state is experiencing.
Make a plan
Adapt Alaska provides a set of planning steps that decision makers can follow to create plans for their own unique location.
The site offers a range of case studies and similar resources that can help decision makers in their planning processes. The resources are organized by topic and title.