||Climate change and Florida /
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation.
|| United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation,
Global warming--Florida. ;
Climatic changes--Florida. ;
Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric--Florida. ;
Ozone layer depletion--Environmental aspects--Florida. ;
Climatic changes--Economic aspects--Florida. ;
Global warming--Economic aspects--Florida. ;
Climate changes ;
Air pollution effects ;
Coastal areas ;
Human health ;
Greenhouse gases ;
Water resources ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||4 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The earth's climate is predicted to change because human activities are altering the chemical composition of the atmosphere through the buildup of greenhouse gases -- primarily carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and chlorofluorocarbons. The heat-trapping property of these greenhouse gases is undisputed. Although there is uncertainty about exactly how and when the earth's climate will respond to enhanced concentrations of greenhouse gases, observations indicate that detectable changes are under way. There most likely will be increases in temperature and changes in precipitation, soil moisture, and sea level, which could have adverse effects on many ecological systems, as well as on human health and the economy. Contents: The climate system; Emissions of greenhouse gases; Concentrations of greenhouse gases; Current climatic changes; Future climatic changes; Local climate changes; Human health; Agriculture; Coastal areas; Water resources; Forests; Ecosystems.
EPA 230-F-97-0081. September 1997.