Climate Change in Kivalina, Alaska: Strategies for Community Health

Type: 
Tribal Adaptation Plans
Health
Year Published: 
2011
Organization: 
ANTHC
Description: 

Rural Arctic communities are vulnerable to climate change and seek adaptation strategies that will protect health and health infrastructure. This report describes climate change impacts on Kivalina, a small Inupiat Eskimo community located on the coast of the Chukchi Sea. Data sources included the observations of local residents, reports from local and regional government officials and health professionals, and scientific evidence gathered from published sources. To download a PDF of the plan, click here.

Category: 
Tribal Health, community health, climate change

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Contact Information: 
Michael Brubaker, Department Community Environment and Health Email mbrubaker@anthc.org Phone 907-729-2464