Climate change impacts in Alaska are much more pronounced than in other regions of the United States. Outside of the high-arctic, the impacts of recent climate change have been better documented on the Kenai Peninsula than elsewhere in Alaska; however, none of these efforts have resulted in tangible recommendations or a long-term strategy for adaptation when faced with uncertainty about forecasted futures as a result of rapid climate change. A barrier to effective community response and adaptation to climate stressors is that synthesis and integration of existing regional data has not occurred. To address these issues, the Coastal Training Program aims to enhance regional capacity of coastal communities on the Kenai Peninsula to adapt and prepare for a changing climate through climate scenario planning.
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