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Main Title Global climate change impacts in the United States : a state of knowledge report /
CORP Author U.S. Global Change Research Program.
Publisher Cambridge University Press,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 428024323
ISBN 9780521144070 (pbk.); 0521144078 (pbk.)
Subjects Climatic changes--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Global warming--United States. ; Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric--United States. ; Greenhouse gas mitigation--United States. ; United States--Climate. ; Climatic changes--United States. ; Global warming--Health aspects. ; Weather--Effect of human beings on.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  QC903.2.U6U22 2009 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/19/2013
EOAM  QC903.2.U6U22 2009 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 03/04/2013
ERAM  QC903.2.U6 U22 2009 2 copies Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/18/2010
Collation 188 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-187).
Contents Notes About this report -- Executive summary -- Global climate change -- National climate change -- Climate change impacts by sector: Water resources ; Energy supply and use ; Transportation ; Agriculture ; Ecosystems ; Human health ; Society -- Regional climate change impacts: Northeast ; Southeast ; Midwest ; Great Plains ; Southwest ; Northwest ; Alaska ; Islands ; Coasts -- An agenda for climate impacts science -- Concluding thoughts. The report summarizes the science and the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. It focuses on climate change impacts in different regions of the U.S. and on various aspects of society and the economy such as energy, water, agriculture, and health. It's also a report written in plain language, with the goal of better informing public and private decision making at all levels. In addition to discussing the impacts of climate change in the U.S., the report also highlights the choices we face in response to human-induced climate change. It is clear that impacts in the United States are already occurring and are projected to increase in the future, particularly if the concentration of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere continues to rise. So, choices about how we manage greenhouse gas emissions will have far-reaching consequences for climate change impacts. Similarly, there are choices to be made about adaptation strategies than can help to reduce or avoid some of the undesirable impacts of climate change. This report provides many of the scientific underpinnings for effective decisions to be made--at the national and at the regional level.
Place Published Cambridge England ; New York
Access Notes Report available also on the Internet.
Alternate Title Climate change impacts in the United States
PUB Date Free Form 2009
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 2009279320
OCLC Time Stamp 20130815163944
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03850cam 2200577 a 45020