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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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Antarctic Climate Change  in the 20th and 21st centuries: Extracts from the Executive Summary of SCAR’s Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment (ACCE) Review Report

Antarctic Climate Change in the 20th and 21st centuries: Extracts from the Executive Summary of SCAR’s Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment (ACCE) Review Report

Date: October 2010
Creator: SCAR’s Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment
Description: The instrumental period began in the Antarctic with the International Geophysical Year, about 50 years ago. The snapshot we have of the climate during this period is tiny in the long history of the continent. Determining how the environment of the Antarctic will evolve over the next century presents challenges. Climate models are the only means we have of providing synoptic views of future environmental behaviour, albeit crudely and at coarse resolution. However, the effects of increased greenhouse gases are already evident, and the effects of their expected increase over the next century, if they continue to rise at the current rate, will be remarkable because of their speed.
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Our Planet : Green Economy - The New Big Deal

Our Planet : Green Economy - The New Big Deal

Date: February 2009
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to so called "Green Economy" measures such as large public transportation plans, tree planting programs, and government policies that provide incentives for improving energy efficiency.
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Adapting Water Management A Primer on Coping with Climate Change

Adapting Water Management A Primer on Coping with Climate Change

Date: March 2009
Creator: Matthews, John H. & Quesne, Tom Le
Description: This primer is intended as a guide to some of the basic issues surrounding water management from a climate change perspective. It includes information on climate change impacts on various freshwater ecosystems as well as precipitation. Also addressed is how the assessment of vulnerability should distinguish between impacts assessment, which attempts to project future biophysical and ecological changes in a deterministic manner, and vulnerability assessment, which attempts to combine an assessment of future suites of change with an assessment of the resilience of ecosystems and management institutions.
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Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science

Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science

Date: March 2009
Creator: U.S Climate Change Science Program
Description: This guide aims to help individuals and communities know and understand Earth’s climate, the impacts of climate change, and approaches to adaptation or mitigation. The guide aims to promote greater climate science literacy by providing an educational framework of principles and concepts. The guide can serve educators who teach climate science as a way to meet content standards in their science curricula.
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Creating Impact - Feed-In Tariff Laws: Making clean energy a reality for all

Creating Impact - Feed-In Tariff Laws: Making clean energy a reality for all

Date: March 2009
Creator: World Future Council
Description: The brochure describes evidence from fifty governments that Feed-In Tariff (FIT) policy speeds the transition to clean energy production and use.
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Immediate Action Workgroup: Recommendations to the Governor's Subcabinet on Climate Change

Immediate Action Workgroup: Recommendations to the Governor's Subcabinet on Climate Change

Date: March 2009
Creator: Opheen, Patricia
Description: This report identifies immediate priorities for addressing climate change in Alaska. The report profiles plans for infrastructure in several towns in Alaska which already have losses and significant risks to infrastructure as a result of climate change.
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Regional Forum on Environment and Health Meeting Report

Regional Forum on Environment and Health Meeting Report

Date: March 2009
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
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The NSF Scientific Collections Survey: A Brief Overview of Findings

The NSF Scientific Collections Survey: A Brief Overview of Findings

Date: March 17, 2009
Creator: National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Description: This white paper describes the state of digital collections resulting from NSF funded research in biodiversity, ecology, environmental health, environmental education, and environmental resource management.
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Draft Report of the 30th Session of the IPCC

Draft Report of the 30th Session of the IPCC

Date: April 2009
Creator: The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP)
Description: This meeting focused on the future of the IPCC, in particular the scoping of the 5th Assessment Report. Among other isues, the Panel considered the outcome of the Scoping Meeting for a possible Special Report on "Extreme events and disasters: managing the risks", and of the Expert Meeting on "Alternative common metrics to calculate the CO2 equivalence of anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases".
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