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Connecticut's 2010 Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

December 2010

This 2010 Update to Connecticut's Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan expands the 2007 plan to cover years 2010 - 2013. A good example of mainstreaming the consideration of climate change into existing planning efforts, this update discusses the projected impacts of climate change within each of the major sections of the plan addressing hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones, precipitation, flooding, droughts, and wildland fires, and their relation to hazard mitigation as a whole.

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California King Tides Initiative

The California King Tides Initiative encourages members of the public to document (photograph) the highest seasonal tides (or king tides) that occur along the state’s coast. Seasonal high tide events can provide a preview of what might be experienced regularly in the future as a result of rising sea levels. King tide events are an opportunity to share what you see in your community with others.

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Forest and Water Climate Adaptation: A Plan for Whatcom County, Washington

December 2010

The Model Forest Policy Program, the Cumberland River Compact, and the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) developed a Climate Adaptation Plan for Whatcom County, Washington, with a focus on resiliency and adaptability of ecosystems in the county and Nooksack River basin. Assessments were conducted on the county’s water, forest, and economic resources, current climate, and potential future climate impacts. The assessments informed a risk analysis that identified Whatcom County’s most vulnerable sectors.

Authors or Affiliated Users: Lindsay Taylor, Kayla Henson

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2060 Florida Transportation Plan

December 2010

The 2060 Florida Transportation Plan (FTP) is an effective example of mainstreaming the consideration of climate change into an existing strategic planning framework. It defines Florida's future transportation vision, goals, objectives, and strategies to guide transportation decisions over the next 50 years, while indicating the need to consider climatic changes and related impacts into both planning variables, and key decisions (e.g. infrastructure siting, maintenance and operations).

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JFK Airport Runway 13R-31L Rehabilitation (John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City, NY)

December 2010

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (“Port Authority”) renovated runway 13R-31L at JFK Airport with design features that will help mitigate the urban heat island effect and better manage stormwater. The renovation project featured a number of sustainable initiatives and climate change adaptation measures, designed to reduce the environmental impact of the airport over the lifetime of the runway. A life-cycle cost analysis led the Port Authority to utilize concrete pavement in place of asphalt.

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Influence of Potential Sea Level Rise on Societal Vulnerability to Hurricane Storm-Surge Hazards in Sarasota County, Florida

December 2010

Although the potential for hurricanes under current climatic conditions continue to threaten coastal communities, there is concern that climate change, specifically potential increases in sea level, could influence the impacts of future hurricanes. To examine the potential effect of sea level rise on community vulnerability to future hurricanes, (the authors) assess variations in socio-economic exposure in Sarasota County, FL, to contemporary hurricane storm-surge hazards and to storm-surge hazards enhanced by sea level rise scenarios. Analysis indicates that significant portions of the population, economic activity, and critical facilities are in contemporary and future hurricane storm-surge hazard zones.

Authors or Affiliated Users: Tim G. Frazier, Nathan Wood, Brent Yarnal, Denise H. Bauer

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First Oregon Climate Assessment Report (OCAR)

December 2010

In 2007, the Oregon State Legislature charged the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI), via HB 3543, with assessing climate change science including biological, physical and social science in Oregon, and expected climate impacts. This inaugural assessment report is meant to act as a compendium of the relevant research on climate change and its impacts on the state of Oregon. This report draws on a large body of work on climate change impacts in the western U. S. from the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington (CIG), and the California Climate Action Team.

Authors or Affiliated Users: Kathie D. Dello, Philip W. Mote

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Protecting the Lifeline of the West: How Climate and Energy Policies Can Safeguard Water

2010

This report, a collaborative effort by Western Resource Advocates and the Environmental Defense Fund, illustrates the key connections between climate change, energy, and water in the West. The report focuses on the states of the interior West — Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

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Miami-Dade County GreenPrint: Our Design for a Sustainable Future

December 2010

Miami-Dade County, Florida’s GreenPrint is a five-year action plan that outlines the County's sustainability goals and achievements. The plan includes strategies to create a new generation of green leaders, use less water and energy, maintain the environment, use land wisely and provide more transportation options, create green jobs, and support healthy communities.  A Climate Change Action Plan with adaptation and mitigation goals is built into the larger sustainability document - recognizing the uniquely high risks from climate change in the region.

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Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise in Florida: An Update of the Effects of Climate Change on Florida's Ocean and Coastal Resources

December 2010

In 2009, the Florida Oceans and Coastal Council (FOCC) published a report entitled 'The Effects of Climate Change on Florida’s Ocean and Coastal Resources. '  That report focused on what was known, and was possible concerning climate-change effects on the state’s ocean and coastal resources. This report updates and expands a section addressing sea level rise in the 2009 report. This update involved contributions by 5 Council members, 12 contributing authors, and 11 external reviewers whose technical contributions were based principally on literature published by August 2010.

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