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Climate Change Impacts on the United States - Foundation Report
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  • 450 b/w illus. 50 colour illus.
  • Page extent: 618 pages
  • Size: 279 x 215 mm
  • Weight: 1.509 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 551.6973
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: QC983 .C5172 2001
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Climatic changes--Environmental aspects--United States
    • United States--Climate

Library of Congress Record

Paperback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521000758 | ISBN-10: 0521000750)

Our climate is now changing at a rapid rate, and even greater climate change is very likely in the 21st century. Temperatures are projected to rise more rapidly in the next one hundred years than in the last 10, 000 years. This Assessment has involved thousands of Americans in an ongoing national dialogue about climate change and its impacts. The report identifies key climatic vulnerabilities of particular regions and sectors in the context of other changes in the nation's environment, resources, and economy. It also explores ways Americans can adapt to an uncertain and continuously changing climate.

• Official US Government report on climate change, summarizing state-of-the-art word of top US scientists • Will set US policy on climate change for the foreseeable future

Contents

1. Scenarios for climate variability and change; 2. Future vegetation and biogeochemical dynamics - scenarios for the conterminous United States; 3. Socioeconomic context for climate impact assessment; 4. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the Northeastern United States; 5. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the Southeastern United States; 6. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the Midwestern United States; 7. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the Great Plains; 8. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the Western United States; 9. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the Pacific Northwest; 10. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for Alaska; 11. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the US-affiliated islands of the Pacific and Caribbean; 12. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for Native Peoples and Homelands; 13. Climate change and agriculture in the United States; 14. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the water resouces of the United States; 15. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for human health in the United States; 16. Potential consequences of climate variability and change on coastal areas and marine resources; 17. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the forests of the United States; Appendix: research directions.

Reviews

'… it is essential reading for all serious workers in the climatic change impact field.' J. G. Lockwood, International Journal of Climatology

'… this is a required read for the climate change crew.' Susan M. Capalbo, Great Plains Research

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