Resource Climate Impacts on Islands Fact Sheet: USGCRP

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Climate change presents U.S.-affiliated islands with unique challenges. Small islands are vulnerable to sea-level rise, extreme weather events, coral reef bleaching, ocean acidification, and contam... Research Finding Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College PCEP
Island Impacts: Climate changes affecting coastal and marine ecosystems will have major implications for tourism and fisheries. Coral reefs are particularly sensitive to the impacts of climate c... Explanation Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College PCEP
Island communities, infrastructure, and ecosystems are vulnerable to coastal inundation due to sea-level rise and coastal storms. Flooding will become more frequent and coastal land will be perm... Explanation Home and National Security, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College PCEP
The availability of freshwater is likely to be reduced, with significant implications for island communities, economies, and resources. Most island communities in the Pacific and Caribbean have ... Explanation Fresh Water and Food Security, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Extreme Weather Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College PCEP

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