This vulnerability assessment combines traditional knowledge, local expertise, and climate science as the basis for identifying mid and long-term vulnerabilities of the people and resources of the Native Village of Georgetown. The vulnerability assessment is composed of three primary variables. These include Exposure, Sensitivity, and Adaptive Capacity.
This climate science primer provides the information needed to assess exposure. In addition, traditional knowledge provides invaluable information on how resources have responded to changing conditions and variability in the past, as well as how Alaska Natives have adapted to change over time and remained resilient. Local experts on climate impacts and specific resources will also be consulted for the vulnerability assessment.