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Main Title Adapting to the impacts of climate change /
CORP Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on America's Climate Choices.
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 626823526
ISBN 0309145910; 9780309145916; 9780309145923; 0309145929
Subjects Climatic changes--United States. ; Global temperature changes--Environmental aspects. ; Greenhouse gases--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Climatic changes--Environmental aspects. ; Climatic changes--Environmental aspects--United States.
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National Academies Press http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12783
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EJAM  QC981.8.C5A33 2010 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/25/2011
EKDM  QC981.8.C5A33 2010 NERL/ERD Library/Athens,GA 02/11/2014
ELAM  QC903.2.U6A337 2010 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 03/02/2015
EOAM  QC981.8.C5A33 2010 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 12/29/2010
ERAM  QC981.8.C5 A33 2010 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 01/11/2011
Collation xix, 272 pages : color illustrations, maps (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Notes
America's Climate Choices project is the National Research Council's most comprehensive study of climate change to date. Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-250).
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Vulnerabilities and impacts -- What are America's options for adaptation? -- Managing the climate challenge: a strategy for adaptation -- Linking adaptation efforts across the nation -- Rationale and mechanisms for global engagement in climate change adaptation -- Major scientific and technological advances needed to promote effective adaptation to climate change -- Conclusions and recommendations. "Across the United States, impacts of climate change are already evident. Heat waves have become more frequent and intense, cold extremes have become less frequent, and patterns of rainfall are likely changing. The proportion of precipitation that falls as rain rather than snow has increased across the western United States and Arctic sea ice has been reduced significantly. Sea level has been rising faster than at any time in recent history, threatening the natural and built environments on the coasts. Even if emissions of greenhouse gases were substantially reduced now, climate change and its resulting impacts would continue for some time to come. To date, decisions related to the management and protection of the nation's people, resources, and infrastructure have been based on records in the recent past, when climate was relatively stable. Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, part of the congressionally requested America's Climate Choices suite of studies, calls for a new paradigm-one that considers a range of possible future climate conditions and impacts that may be well outside the realm of past experience. Adaptation requires actions from many decision makers in federal, state, tribal, and local governments; the private sector; non-governmental organizations; and community groups. However, current efforts are hampered by a lack of solid information about the benefits, costs, and effectiveness of various adaptation options; climate information on regional and local scales; and a lack of coordination. Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change calls for a national adaptation strategy that provides needed technical and scientific resources, incentives to begin adaptation planning, guidance across jurisdictions, shared lessons learned, and support of scientific research to expand knowledge of impacts and adaptation."--Publisher's description.