This is a Disaster Risk Assessment Case Study: Recent drought on the Navajo Nation, southwestern United States, UN Global Assessment Report, 2011.
The Navajo Nation of northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico, and southeastern Utah in the Four Corners region of the United States, is an ecologically sensitive semi-arid to arid area where rapid growth of the largest population of Native Americans is outstripping the capacity of the land to sustain them. Recent drought conditions, combined with increasing temperatures, are significantly altering the habitability of a region already characterized by harsh living conditions.
To provide information for effective decision making around mitigation and adaptation strategies around the impact of climate change.
CONTEXT FOR USE
Resource for decision making and supportive arguments.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATEIALS
Disaster Risk Assessment Case Study: Recent drought on the Navajo Nation
To find a related teaching resource, go to: Case Study: Addressing Climate Change at a Tribal Level