||Synthesis of adaptation options for coastal areas /
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Air and Radiation.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
|| U.S. Environmental Protecton Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Water,
Climatic changes. ;
Adaptation (Biology) ;
Biotic communities--Environmental aspects. ;
Estuaries--Environmental aspects. ;
Climatic changes--Environmental aspects.
Coastal regions ;
Climate change ;
Air pollution ;
Greenhouse effect ;
Environmental impacts ;
Natural resources management
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||1 online resource (25 pages)
The guide provides a brief introduction to key physical impacts of climate change on estuaries and a review of on-the-ground adaptation options available to coastal managers to reduce their systems vulnerability to climate change impacts. Reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases, referred to as mitigation, is a necessary component of the overall response to climate change, and can help avoid, reduce, or delay future impacts. However, this guide focuses on climate change adaptation for estuaries and coastal areas because: (1) estuaries are highly and uniquely vulnerable to climate change, (2) adaptation will be necessary to address impacts resulting from warming which is already unavoidable due to past and current emissions, and (3) adaptation can help reduce the long-term costs associated with climate change.
Title from title screen (viewed Oct. 19, 2011). "January 2009." "EPA 430-F-08-024." Includes bibliographical references (page 23).