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(ENV 3705) Sea Level Rise and Flood Risk for Long Island Sound(ENV 3705) Sea Level Rise and Flood Risk for Long Island Sound

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Estimated Length: 1 hour(s)

Description

Dr. Gornitz addresses the possibility of unprecedented flooding in the New York City region due to the culminating factors associated with climate change and asserts that sea level rise and storm data need to be better incorporated into state and local plans and strategies for emergency response and evacuation.

Objectives

 Course Objective:

The purpose of this course is to:

  • To present best and worst case scenarios for sea level rise predictions based on state-of-the-art  IPCC models and discuss the potential consequences of sea level rise and implications for future planning.

Key Messages:

  • Globally, the sea level is rising.
  • All models predict an increase in sea level and temperature over the next several decades.
  • Plans for emergency response and evacuation should incorporate the most recent sea level and storm data.

Capabilities:

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Capabilities:

  • Community Preparedness
  • Community Recovery

Competencies:

Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (CDC):

  • 1.3 Facilitate collaboration with internal and external emergency response partners.
  • 2.1 Manage information related to an emergency.
  • 3.1 Contribute expertise to a community hazard vulnerability analysis (HVA)
  • 3.2 Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans.
  • 3.3 Participate in improving the organization's capacities (including, but not limited to program, plans, policies, laws, and workforce training).

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the association between rise in sea level and rise in the Earth’s temperature (i.e. climate change)
  • List two of the five causes of sea level rise most attributable to climate change
  • Identify five possible impacts of sea level rise on infrastructure
  • Identify five recommendations for short-term emergencies and long-term planning in relation to sea level rise

Lessons

  1. Pre-Test
  2. Sea Level Rise and Flood Risk for Long Island Sound
  3. Post-Test
  4. Satisfaction Survey

Certificates

  1. Sea Level Rise and Flood Risk for Long Island Sound
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