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Climate Change Impacts on the United States - Foundation Report

Climate Change Impacts on the United States - Foundation Report
The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change

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  • Date Published: April 2001
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521000758

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  • Climate Change Impacts on the United States is part of a national process of research analysis and dialogue about the coming changes in climate, their impacts, and what Americans can do to adapt to an uncertain and continuously changing climate. The report was called for by a 1990 law and was written by the National Assessment Synthesis Team (NAST), a committee of experts drawn from governments, universities, industry, and non-governmental organizations. The NAST produced two documents: the longer Foundation Report and the Overview Report, which is significantly more accessible and shorter. The two reports cover all areas of the United States and are peer-reviewed documents that synthesize results from studies. They identify key climatic vulnerabilities of particular regions and sectors in the context of other changes in the nation's environment, resources, and economy.

    • 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
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    • Date Published: April 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521000758
    • length: 618 pages
    • dimensions: 278 x 218 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.509kg
    • contains: 450 b/w illus. 50 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of 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.

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    National Assessment Synthesis Team

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