Climate Change Impacts on the United States - Foundation Report by National Assessment Synthesis Team

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Subjects:

  • Climatology,
  • Conservation of the environment,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Environmental monitoring,
  • Pollution & threats to the environment,
  • Science,
  • Environmental Studies,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • USA,
  • Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology,
  • Weather,
  • Climatic changes--Environmental aspects--United States,
  • Science / Meteorology,
  • Climate,
  • Climatic changes,
  • Environmental aspects,
  • United States

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages618
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7712514M
ISBN 100521000750
ISBN 109780521000758

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The NAST produced two documents: the longer Foundation Report and the Overview Report, which is. nca1, Climate Change Impacts on the United States: The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change: Foundation Report: This document is the Foundation report, which provides the scientific underpinnings for the Assessment.

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IV. REGIONAL IMPACTS OF AND VULNERABILITIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE 18 Africa 18 Asia 20 Latin America 22 Small island developing States 24 V. ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE 29 Adaptation strategies, plans and programmes 29 Local coping strategies 35 Funding for adaptation 36 Insurance 39 Sustainable development.

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HEIDI E. BROWN, University of Arizona. PETER DASZAK, EcoHealth Alliance. LINDA A. MCCAULEY, Emory University. SABRINA MCCORMICK, George Washington University. The urgent need to address climate change has become even clearer with the release of a major report in October by the world’s leading scientific body for the assessment of climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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Observed Weather and Climate Change 17 Observed Climate Variations 17 Interannual Variability 19 V. Prediction and Modeling of Climate Change 21 Climate Models 21 Climate Predictions 21 Interpretation of Climate Change in Terms of Weather23 VI.

Impacts of Weather and Climate Changes on Human Activities 25 Weather Sequences 25 Location. The world's land is being exploited at an “unprecedented” rate, a United Nations report on climate change warns, putting pressure on food production and amplifying the risk of mass migration.

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