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The Resource Adapting to the impacts of climate change : America's Climate Choices, Panel on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource)

Adapting to the impacts of climate change : America's Climate Choices, Panel on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource)

Label
Adapting to the impacts of climate change : America's Climate Choices
Title
Adapting to the impacts of climate change
Title remainder
America's Climate Choices
Statement of responsibility
Panel on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Title variation
America's climate choices
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
363.73874560973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • QC981.8.C5
  • QC903.2.U6
LC item number
  • A33 2010
  • A33 2010EB
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • National Research Council (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
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  • Climatic changes
  • Global temperature changes
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
Label
Adapting to the impacts of climate change : America's Climate Choices, Panel on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12783
Instantiates
Publication
Note
America's Climate Choices project is the National Research Council's most comprehensive study of climate change to date
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-250)
Color
multicolored
Contents
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
Control code
ocn703171777
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 272 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612948503
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o703171777
  • (OCoLC)703171777
Label
Adapting to the impacts of climate change : America's Climate Choices, Panel on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12783
Publication
Note
America's Climate Choices project is the National Research Council's most comprehensive study of climate change to date
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-250)
Color
multicolored
Contents
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
Control code
ocn703171777
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 272 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612948503
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o703171777
  • (OCoLC)703171777

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