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Accession Number PB2013-100420
Title CLIMATE READY COMMUNITIES: A Strategy for Adapting to Impacts of Climate Change on the Oregon Coast.
Publication Date Jan 2009
Media Count 24p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract We offer this strategy to help coastal decision-makers, legislators, and the public look ahead to possible effects of global climate change on the Oregon coast and to help frame a process for coastal communities and agencies of the State of Oregon to work together to plan for those effects. Our goal is resilient, Climate-Ready Coastal Communities. An almost overwhelming amount of information about climate change and likely effects is available in scientific journals, agency reports, and on the Internet. We have prepared a background report to accompany this strategy that contains a more detailed discussion of the available information about the science of climate change and its likely effects. Our report provides many references for further information. Even with this vast amount of information, uncertainty is the hallmark of climate change, particularly as we look to the Oregon coast. The Earth's climate is a complex, dynamic machine undergoing rapid change. And although historical data, broad trends, and scientific models all point to similar conclusions about likely future effects on the Oregon coast, whether sea level rise, changes in rainfall patterns, or ocean acidification, these conclusions cannot be used to predict specific effects at a particular location or at a particular time on the Oregon coast. Our crystal ball is just not that good.
Keywords Adaptation
Climate change
Coastal regions
Environmental impact
Historical data
Information systems
Sea level

Source Agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NTIS Subject Category 55C - Meteorological Data Collection, Analysis, & Weather Forecast
68A - Air Pollution & Control
68D - Water Pollution & Control
Corporate Author Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission, Salem.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number N/A

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