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Human Health and Welfare and Climate Change: Summary and Findings of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program

Human Health and Welfare and Climate Change: Summary and Findings of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program

Date: 2008
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This brochure summarizes a report of the same title. It describes the likely impacts of climate change on human health, and potential adaptation strategies to limit the risks and damages.
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Impact of Climate Range on the Desert Pupfish

Impact of Climate Range on the Desert Pupfish

Date: June 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This activity is a resource for teachers of grades 5-8 to conduct a lesson on the impact of climate change on a specific species.
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The Ozone Layer: Ozone Depletion, Recovery in a Changing Climate, and the "World Avoided"

The Ozone Layer: Ozone Depletion, Recovery in a Changing Climate, and the "World Avoided"

Date: 2008
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This brochure describes the role of ozone in the stratosphere, and the effect it has on ultraviolet light, as well as how the Montreal Protocol and subsequent laws have affected ozone-depleting pollutants in the atmosphere.
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Reanalysis and Attribution: Understanding How and Why Recent Climate Has Varied and Changed

Reanalysis and Attribution: Understanding How and Why Recent Climate Has Varied and Changed

Date: 2008
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This brochure discusses climate change, and scientific methods of making climate observations.
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Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Date: 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet describes climate change scenarios in Midwest region of the United States.
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Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Date: unknown
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet describes climate change scenarios in the Southeast region of the United States.
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Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Date: 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet describes climate change scenarios in the Great Plains region of the United States.
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Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Date: 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet describes climate change scenarios for islands of the United States.
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Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Date: June 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet draws information from the Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States report that describes how climate change affects coastal areas in the United States.
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Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Date: 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet describes climate change scenarios in Southwest region of the United States.
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Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Date: 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet describes climate change scenarios in the Great Plains region of the United States.
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Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Date: 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet describes climate change scenarios in Great Plains region of the United States.
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Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Date: June 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet draws highlights for Alaska from the Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States.
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U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Report 3.4: Abrupt Climate Change Summary and Findings

U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Report 3.4: Abrupt Climate Change Summary and Findings

Date: unknown
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This brochure identifies four types of abrupt climate change that would pose major risks to global health, security, and the economy.
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Water Resources and Climate Prediction: Linking Science with Decisions

Water Resources and Climate Prediction: Linking Science with Decisions

Date: 2008
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This brochure summarizes research that focuses on the scientific ability to predict climate on seasonal and year-to-year timescales and the opportunity to incorporate such information into water resource management decisions.
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Widespread climate-related impacts are occurring now and are expected to increase

Widespread climate-related impacts are occurring now and are expected to increase

Date: 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This map shows current and projected effects of climate change on various regions of the United States.
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Our Changing Planet: The U.S. Climate Change Science Program for Fiscal Year 2010

Our Changing Planet: The U.S. Climate Change Science Program for Fiscal Year 2010

Date: September 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program and Subcommittee on Global Change Research
Description: The report describes the activities and plans of the Climate Change Science Program (CCSP), which incorporates the U.S. Global Change Research Program established under the Global Change Research Act of 1990, and the Climate Change Research Initiative that was established by the President in 2001. CCSP coordinates and integrates scientific research on climate and global change supported by 13 participating departments and agencies of the U.S. Government. The document highlights recent advances and progress supported by CCSP-participating agencies in each of the program's research and observational elements, as called for in the Strategic Plan for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program released in July 2003, and later modified in the 2008 CCSP Revised Research Plan. The document also describes how observational and predictive capabilities are being improved and used to create tools to support decisionmaking at local, regional, and national scales to cope with environmental variability and change.
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Roadmap to Sustainable Government Buildings

Roadmap to Sustainable Government Buildings

Date: 2009
Creator: U.S. Green Building Council
Description: This document encourages governments to use LEED certifications in the construction of government buildings, and to promote LEED buildings in their jurisdictions. The document provides advice on how to promote and administer such projects.
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Energy for a Sustainable Future

Energy for a Sustainable Future

Date: April 2010
Creator: UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change (AGECC)
Description: This report provides a high-level overview and specific recommendations for governments to help achieve universal energy access and reduce energy intensity. The report recommends that energy access be achieved through a combination of grid extension, mini-grid access, and off-grid access approaches. The need for government targets, access to financing, capacity building, and improved utility performance are also discussed.
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3rd African Drought Adaptation Forum report, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 17-19 September 2008

3rd African Drought Adaptation Forum report, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 17-19 September 2008

Date: September 2008
Creator: UNDP Drylands Development Centre; United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction & Economic Commission for Africa
Description: The Third African Drought Adaptation Forum was held in September 2008 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Forum was organized so that participants could exchange practical experiences, findings and ideas on how to adapt to the increasing threat of drought and climate change in the drylands of Africa. The report contains a summary of sessions and outlines key themes that emerged from the discussions.
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Who Needs what to Implement the Kyoto Protocol?: An Assessment of Capacity Building Needs in 33 Developing Countries

Who Needs what to Implement the Kyoto Protocol?: An Assessment of Capacity Building Needs in 33 Developing Countries

Date: October 2001
Creator: UNITAR with the Consortium for North-South Dialogue on Climate Change
Description: For African countries, it is imperative to increase capacity for implementing both the Climate Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, in view of the continent’s vulnerability to the adverse impacts of climate change, including the threat to food security and sustainable development. The country surveys, which are framed around the list of perceived capacity building needs annexed to Decision 10/CP.5, provided insight into the capacity building needs of the project-countries. Hence, the aspects examined during the assessment exercise reflect some of the concerns of African countries; and the stakeholders’ responses can be taken as indications of the capacity building needs of the African countries assessed.
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Revised Research Plan for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program

Revised Research Plan for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program

Date: May 2008
Creator: US Climate Change Science Program
Description: This Revised Research Plan is an update to the 2003 Strategic Plan of the US Climate Change Science Program (CCSP), a document that was developed via a thorough, open and transparent multi-year process involving a wide range of scientists and managers. The Strategic Plan has long-term value to CCSP, but like any strategic plan, it must be supplemented by shorter-term revisions that take into account both advances in the science and changes in societal needs, and CCSP has an ongoing long-range strategic planning process to ensure that these needs are met. The Revised Research Plan (hereinafter referred to as the Research Plan) draws on CCSP's long-range planning process and provides this update, in compliance with the terms of the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990. In the Research Plan, the reader will find several things: 1) an updated statement of vision, goals and capabilities consistent with CCSP's current Strategic Plan but reflecting both scientific progress and the evolution of the Program based on accomplishments and evolving societal and environmental needs; 2) a description of the relationship of the Research Plan to the current Scientific Assessment; 3) highlights of ways in which the program is evolving in the context of ...
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Abrupt Climate Change: Final Report

Abrupt Climate Change: Final Report

Date: December 2008
Creator: US Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research
Description: This document is part of the Synthesis and Assessment Products (SAP) described in the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Strategic Plan. This report is meant to reduce uncertainty in projections of how the Earth's climate and related systems may change in the future. It provides scientific information for supporting the decision-making audience and the expert scientific and stakeholder community.
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Trends in Emissions of Ozone-Depleting Substances, Ozone Layer Recovery, and Implications for Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure

Trends in Emissions of Ozone-Depleting Substances, Ozone Layer Recovery, and Implications for Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure

Date: November 2008
Creator: US Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research.
Description: This Synthesis and Assessment Product (SAP 2.4) focuses on the Climate models. Depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer by human-produced ozone-depleting substances has been recognized as a global environmental issue for more than three decades, and the international effort to address the issue via the United Nations Montreal Protocol marked its 20-year anniversary in 2007. Scientific understanding underpinned the Protocol at its inception and ever since. As scientific knowledge advanced and evolved, the Protocol evolved through amendment and adjustment. Policy-relevant science has documented the rise, and now the beginning decline, of the atmospheric abundances of many ozone-depleting substances in response to actions taken by the nations of the world. Projections are for a return of ozone-depleting chemicals (compounds containing chlorine and bromine) to their "pre-ozone-depletion" (pre-1980) levels by the middle of this century for the midlatitudes; the polar regions are expected to follow suit within 20 years after that. Since the 1980s, global ozone sustained a depletion of about 5 percent in the midlatitudes of both the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere, where most of the Earth's population resides; it is now showing signs of turning the corner towards increasing ozone. The large seasonal depletions in the polar regions are ...
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