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Climate Change Impacts on the United States - Overview Report

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

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  • Date Published: December 2000
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521000741

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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 with a wide range of expertise and perspective. 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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    "...a required read for the climate change crew." Great Plains Research

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521000741
    • length: 158 pages
    • dimensions: 280 x 216 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.611kg
    • contains: 50 b/w illus. 200 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Summary
    3. Our changing climate
    4. Tools for assessing climate change impacts
    5. Looking at America's climate
    6. Ecosystems in the future
    7. Our changing nation
    8. Northeast
    9. Southeast
    10. Midwest
    11. Great Plains
    12. West
    13. Pacific Northwest
    14. Alaska
    15. Islands
    16. Native peoples and homelands
    17. Agriculture
    18. Water
    19. Human health
    20. Coastal areas and marine resources
    21. Forests
    22. Conclusions
    Appendix: research needs

  • Editor

    National Assessment Synthesis Team

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