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Executive Summary - Climate Change in the Federated States of Micronesia: Food and Water Security, Climate Risk Management, and Adaptive Strategies


Dr. Charles H. Fletcher, Professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Hawaiʻi, co-authored this publication, which presents the results of research and a three-week assessment in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). Prepared in response to extreme high tides and inundation in 2008, the study addresses chronic problems and management issues associated with sea-level rise, drought, and other climate change effects in the FSM. This work represents the first steps toward assessing the vulnerability of the FSM to climate change impacts and responding with adaptation strategies. In addition to identifying climate risks, Dr. Fletcher and co-author Bruce Richmond, Geologist at U.S. Geological Survey, offer strategies for climate risk management.

This is the Executive Summary. Also see the full report.

Climate Change in the Federated States of Micronesia
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Publication Date
June 2010