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Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States


  • Date Published: November 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521144070

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  • This book is the most comprehensive report to date on the wide range of impacts of climate change in the United States. It is written in plain language to better inform members of the public and policymakers. The report finds that global warming is unequivocal, primarily human-induced, and its impacts are already apparent in transportation, agriculture, health, and water and energy supplies. These impacts are expected to grow with continued climate change – the higher the levels of greenhouse gas emissions, the greater the impacts. The report illustrates how these impacts can be kept to a minimum if greenhouse gas emissions are reduced. The choices we make now will determine the severity of climate change impacts in the future. This book will help citizens, business leaders, and policymakers at all levels to make informed decisions about responding to climate change and its impacts.

    • Likely to set the policy agenda across the US for the next few years
    • Features examples of actions currently being pursued in various regions to address climate change
    • Summarises in one place the current and projected affects of climate change in the United States
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521144070
    • length: 192 pages
    • dimensions: 278 x 216 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • contains: 135 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    About this report
    Executive summary
    1. National climate change
    2. Climate change impacts by sector
    3. Regional climate impacts
    4. An agenda for climate impacts science
    5. Concluding thoughts
    Author team biographies
    Primary sources of information
    Photography credits.

  • Editors

    Thomas R. Karl, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Asheville, North Carolina

    Jerry M. Melillo, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole

    Thomas C. Peterson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Asheville, North Carolina

    Susan J. Hassol, Climate Communication, Basalt, Colorado

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