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Megadrought and Megadeath in 16th Century Mexico

Megadrought and Megadeath in 16th Century Mexico

Date: 2002
Creator: Acuna-Soto, Rodolfo; Stahle, David W.; Cleaveland, Malcolm K. & Therrell, Matthew D.
Description: The native population collapse in 16th century Mexico was a demographic catastrophe with one of the highest death rates in history. Recently developed tree-ring evidence has allowed the levels of precipitation to be reconstructed for north central Mexico, adding to the growing body of epidemiologic evidence and indicating that the 1545 and 1576 epidemics of cocoliztli (Nahuatl for "pest") were indigenous hemorrhagic fevers transmitted by rodent hosts and aggravated by extreme drought conditions.
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Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Washington State Government

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Washington State Government

Date: December 2010
Creator: Adelsman, Hedia & Ekrem, Joanna
Description: This report summarizes the total GHG emission from all state agencies for 2005, 2008, and 2009. It examines actions already taken by agencies to reduce emissions and outlines key next steps for agencies to take to develop emission reduction strategies.
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Assessing the Costs of Climate Change and Adaptation in South Asia

Assessing the Costs of Climate Change and Adaptation in South Asia

Date: June 1, 2014
Creator: Ahmed, Mahfuz & Suphachol Suphachalasai
Description: .This Asian Development Bank (ADB) study examined the economic costs associated with the impacts of climate change and the cost and benefits of adaptation in Bangladesh,Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The study aimed to (i) assess the biophysical impacts of climate change in the region, including individual country impacts, and (ii) estimate the total economic loss to the countries in the region by 2100, taking into account the different scenarios and impacts projected across vulnerable sectors, and then to estimate the magnitude of funding for adaptation measures required to avert such potential losses. Results of the study will aid development of future policies and programs for climate change adaptation in the region, including initiatives for regional cooperation and capacity building in climate change management. The study covered the following sectors: agriculture, terrestrial ecosystems, water, marine and coastal resources (except Bhutan and Nepal), health, and energy.
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Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Forecast and Policy Recommendations Addressing Greenhouse Gas Reduction in Alaska

Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Forecast and Policy Recommendations Addressing Greenhouse Gas Reduction in Alaska

Date: unknown
Creator: Alaska Climate Change Strategy's Mitigation Advisory Group
Description: This report describes potential mitigation measures to include in a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Alaska. The report states that each of the measures requires further study.
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Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Forecast and Policy Recommendations Addressing Greenhouse Gas Reduction in Alaska

Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Forecast and Policy Recommendations Addressing Greenhouse Gas Reduction in Alaska

Date: unknown
Creator: Alaska Climate Change Strategy's Mitigation Advisory Group
Description: This report describes potential mitigation measures to include in a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Alaska. The report states that each of the measures requires further study.
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Creating an Alaska Climate Impact Assessment Commission: Legislative Resolve Number 49

Creating an Alaska Climate Impact Assessment Commission: Legislative Resolve Number 49

Date: 2006
Creator: Alaska. Legislature
Description: This legislation establishes a commission to assess the impact of climate change on the economy, population, and landscape of Alaska.
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Anthropogenic Ozone Depletion: Status and Human Health Implications, USGCRP Seminar, 13 November 1995.

Anthropogenic Ozone Depletion: Status and Human Health Implications, USGCRP Seminar, 13 November 1995.

Date: November 13, 1995
Creator: Albritton, Daniel & Kripke, Margaret
Description: In this USGRP Seminar, speakers answer the following questions: what is the status of the Earth's ozone layer? Is the Montreal Protocol working? How much time will be necessary for nature to restore the ozone layer? What are the human health effects of increased ultraviolet radiation associated with depletion of the ozone layer? Who is at risk?
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Highways of a Global Traveler: Tracking Tropospheric Ozone

Highways of a Global Traveler: Tracking Tropospheric Ozone

Date: March 22, 2002
Creator: Allen, Jeannie & Simmon, Robert
Description: On the stage of global change, ozone plays the role of both hero and villain. This brief document discusses about the tracking of Tropospheric Ozone, where ozone forms and where it travels have become key concerns for international health and economic policy-making.
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Polls on the Environment and Global Warming

Polls on the Environment and Global Warming

Date: April 2010
Creator: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Description: This report is a meta-analysis of twenty years of public opinion polls about Americans views on environmental quality, environmental policy, and environmental science.
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Psychology and Global Climate Change: addressing a mutifaceted phenomenon and set of challenges

Psychology and Global Climate Change: addressing a mutifaceted phenomenon and set of challenges

Date: March 2010
Creator: American Psychological Association. Task Force on the Interface Between Psychology and Global Climate Change
Description: This report examines the role of the field of psychology in understanding and dealing with global climate change. The report explores the psychological drivers for contributing to climate change and the psychological barriers to action in response to the threat of climate change. The report makes policy recommendations based on its findings.
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The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks

The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks

Date: 2009
Creator: American Society of Landscape Architects
Description: This guide describes how to develop a site in a way that does the least damage to the ecosystem, and provides maximum ecological benefits, including improved air quality, storm water treatment, and energy efficiency.
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Climate Change and Insurance: An Agenda for Action in the United States

Climate Change and Insurance: An Agenda for Action in the United States

Date: October 2006
Creator: Anderson, Miranda; Dobardzic, Saliha & Gardiner, David
Description: This report is the first report of its kind that attempts to overlay a detailed distillation of climate change science with U.S. insurance industry activities around climate change. This report aims to go beyond an investigation of only hurricanes to also address the implications for the U.S. insurance industry of other impacts of climate change including forest fires, floods, and storm surge (although storm surge is not commercially insured, this report describes how government insurance backstops interact intimately with commercial insurance products and with consumer perception of risk). The report finds that U.S. insurers are far ahead of many of their overseas counterparts in assessing current catastrophic (cat) risk through sophisticated cat risk modeling that is based on historical weather events; however, U.S. insurers appear to lag behind their European peers who have begun to conduct studies of climate change and are beginning, though slowly, to incorporate future climate change scenarios into cat risk models, particularly for flooding.
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State of the Climate in 2009

State of the Climate in 2009

Date: June 2010
Creator: Andt, D. S.; Baringer, M. O.; Johnson, M. R.; Alexander, L. V.; Diamond, H. J.; Fogt, R. L. et al.
Description: This report describes observations of precipitation, temperature, and other climatology metrics from different global regions.
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The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: A Regional Review

The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: A Regional Review

Date: April 1, 2009
Creator: Asian Development Bank
Description: The study examines climate change issues in Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on Indonesia,Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.The study is intended to enrich the debate on the economics of climate change that includes the economic costs and benefits of unilateral and regional actions. It seeks to raise awareness among stakeholders of the urgency of the grave challenges facing the region, and to build consensus of the governments, business sectors, and civil society on the need for incorporating daptation and mitigation measures into national development planning processes.
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Policy Issues In Implementing Effective Application Of Weather Services To The Management Of The Nation's Highway System: Position Papers

Policy Issues In Implementing Effective Application Of Weather Services To The Management Of The Nation's Highway System: Position Papers

Date: November 4, 2003
Creator: Atmospheric Policy Program American Meteorological Society
Description: This document contains positions papers of a policy forum for weather and highways developed by the Atmospheric Policy Program American Meteorological Society in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) with additional support from the National Science Foundation (NSF). In this document (Panel 3), panelists discuss policy issues affecting the use of weather information in managing the U.S. Highway System.
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Present And Near-Term Potential In Applying Weather Information To Improve The Highway System: Position Papers

Present And Near-Term Potential In Applying Weather Information To Improve The Highway System: Position Papers

Date: November 4, 2004
Creator: Atmospheric Policy Program American Meteorological Society
Description: This document contains positions papers of a policy forum for weather and highways developed by the Atmospheric Policy Program American Meteorological Society in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) with additional support from the National Science Foundation (NSF). In this document (Panel 1), panelists describe proposals to improve the U.S. Highway System with weather information.
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Public (Federal, State, Local) And Industrial Development Of Strategies And Plans To Effectively Respond To Weather Information: Position Papers

Public (Federal, State, Local) And Industrial Development Of Strategies And Plans To Effectively Respond To Weather Information: Position Papers

Date: November 4, 2003
Creator: Atmospheric Policy Program American Meteorological Society
Description: This document contains positions papers of a policy forum for weather and highways developed by the Atmospheric Policy Program American Meteorological Society in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) with additional support from the National Science Foundation (NSF). In this document (Panel 2), panelists discuss strategies to respond to weather and climate information. There are many opportunities to improve the highway system through an inclusive approach, taking into account the strengths of the research community, the private sector and the state and federal practitioners. As a first step, the weather community must better understand the mission and expectations of the highway manager and the highway manager must be able to understand the limitations and near term improvements of the weather community.
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Weather and Highways: Report of a Policy Forum

Weather and Highways: Report of a Policy Forum

Date: 2004
Creator: Atmospheric Policy Program American Meteorological Society
Description: This report of a policy forum on "Weather and Highways" presents recommendations that, if implemented, could offer considerable benefits to the safety of the nation's traveling public and the national economy by supporting the effective application of weather information services to the operation of our road systems. The AMS Atmospheric Policy Program developed this forum to address the issues connected with effective use of road weather information. The participants included nearly 100 public, private, and academic representatives of weather information providers; transportation managers and users; and policy makers knowledgeable about the nation's highway system.
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The Outcomes of Copenhagen: The Negotiations and the Accord

The Outcomes of Copenhagen: The Negotiations and the Accord

Date: February 2010
Creator: Averchenkova, Alina
Description: This document evaluates the Copenhagen climate talks, including the status of the negotiations on the key issues under the formal negotiating tracks and the provisions of the Copenhagen Accord, and draws implications for the implementation of actions in developing countries.
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Freshwater Under Threat: South Asia

Freshwater Under Threat: South Asia

Date: unknown
Creator: Babel, Mukland S. & Wahid, Shahriar M.
Description: This report focuses on three major South Asian river basins: the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna River Basin, the Helmand River Basin, and the Indus River Basin. The authors use a composite Water Vulnerability Index based on development pressures, ecology, and other factors, to demonstrate the vulnerability of the river basins.
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Montana Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Reference Case Projections 1990-2020

Montana Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Reference Case Projections 1990-2020

Date: September 2007
Creator: Bailie, Alison
Description: The Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) prepared this report under contract to the Montana Department of Environment Quality (MDEQ). The report contains an inventory and forecast of the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 1990 to 2020.
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The Path to Carbon Dioxide-Free Power: Switching to Clean Energy in the Utility Sector

The Path to Carbon Dioxide-Free Power: Switching to Clean Energy in the Utility Sector

Date: August 2003
Creator: Bailie, Alison; Bernow, Stephen; Castelli, Brian; O’Connor, Pete; Romm, Joseph & Tellus Institute & The Center for Energy and Climate Solutions April
Description: This report examines the policies and measures needed to accelerate the use of those technologies and dramatically reduce U.S. heat-trapping gas emissions by 2020. The goal is to set the nation on the path to achieving zero-carbon electricity by mid-century.
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The American Way to the Kyoto Protocol: an Economic Analysis to Reduce Carbon Pollution. A Study for World Wildlife Fund

The American Way to the Kyoto Protocol: an Economic Analysis to Reduce Carbon Pollution. A Study for World Wildlife Fund

Date: July 2001
Creator: Bailie, Alison; Bernow, Stephen; Dougherty, William; Lazarus, Michael & Kartha, Sivan
Description: This report presents a study of policies and measures that could dramatically reduce US greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades. It examines a broad set of national policies to increase energy efficiency, accelerate the adoption of renewable energy technologies, and shift energy use to less carbon-intensive fuels. The policies address major areas of energy use in residential and commercial buildings, industrial facilities, transportation, and power generation.
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Clean Energy: Jobs for America’s Future

Clean Energy: Jobs for America’s Future

Date: October 2010
Creator: Bailie, Alison; Bernow, Stephen; Dougherty, William; Lazarus, Michael; Kartha, Sivan & Goldberg, Marshall
Description: This study analyzes the employment, macroeconomic, energy and environmental impacts of implementing the Climate Protection Scenario.
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