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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The Impacts and Costs of Climate Change

The Impacts and Costs of Climate Change

Date: September 2005
Creator: Watkiss, Paul
Description: The effects of global climate change from greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) are diverse and potentially very large, and probably constitute the most serious long-term environmental issue currently facing the world. This paper is prepared as task 1 of the project 'Modelling support for Future Actions - Benefits and Cost of Climate Change Policies and Measures', ENV.C.2/2004/0088, led by K.U.Leuven, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. The paper provides a rapid review and analysis of the impacts and economic costs from climate change. The objective is to provide estimates of the benefits of climate change policy, i.e. from avoided impacts, for support to the Commission in considering the benefits and costs of mitigation efforts, and to support DG Environment in its report to the Spring Council 2005 and in future international negotiations on climate change.
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Green Infrastructure in Arid and Semi-Arid Climates

Green Infrastructure in Arid and Semi-Arid Climates

Date: May 2010
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Description: This brochure describes the benefits of adopting "green infrastructure" design principles to communities in arid and semi-arid regions.
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Proposed National Objectives, Principles and Standards for Water and Related Resources Implementation Studies

Proposed National Objectives, Principles and Standards for Water and Related Resources Implementation Studies

Date: December 3, 2009
Creator: Council on Environmental Quality (U.S.)
Description: This document reflects planning efforts by the Executive Office of the President to design federal policy for the use of water resources.
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Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 26

Experiment Station Work, [Volume] 26

Date: 1904
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Reclamation of Flood-Damaged Lands, Mulching Vegetables and Fruits, the Cultivation of Orchards, Thinning Apples, Popcorn, Fruit for Farm-Animals, Protein for Dairy Cows, Cost of Raising Calves and Pigs, Manufacture of Sage Cheese, Manufacture of Cottage Cheese, a Cheap Fruit Evaporator.
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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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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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The impact of climate and flooding on tree ring growth of Fraxinus pennsylvanica in north-central Texas.

The impact of climate and flooding on tree ring growth of Fraxinus pennsylvanica in north-central Texas.

Date: December 2009
Creator: Komperod, Mari
Description: Tree cores of Fraxinus pennsylvanica were used in a dendrochronological analysis investigating the species' responses to climate and flooding. The objective was to develop a model that incorporates the effects of precipitation, temperature, and flooding on radial growth in this species in north-central Texas. The trees exhibited strong climatic signals. The study clearly shows that all three factors have significant impacts on tree ring growth both prior to and during growth; however, the nature and extent of these impacts are highly dependent on what time of year they occur. The large temporal variations in growth responses emphasize the importance of considering the timing of environmental events when studying tree growth responses.
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Community Resilience in Thailand: a Case Study of Flood Response in Nakhonsawan City Municipality

Community Resilience in Thailand: a Case Study of Flood Response in Nakhonsawan City Municipality

Date: May 2013
Creator: Khunwishit, Somporn
Description: Natural disasters such as flooding often affect vast areas and create infinite demands that need to be addressed in the same time. The wide scopes and severe impacts of such catastrophes often exceed, if not overwhelm, capacity of the national government to handle. In such a situation, communities such as cities and neighborhoods need to rely on their own capacity (resources, strategies, and expertise) to respond to disaster impacts at least until external assistance can be reached. Thus, studying how communities can be resilient to the impacts of natural disasters is important because this would enhance their ability to respond to the next disaster better. Within the context of great flooding in Thailand in 2011, this dissertation investigated the factors that generated or enhanced resilience of flood stricken-communities in Thailand. Nakhonswan City Municipality was selected as the research site. Qualitative research methods were employed in this study. Data were collected using in-depth interview and focus group. Thirty-six participants (28 for in-depth interview and 8 for focus group interview) from various organizations were recruited using snowball and purposive sampling strategies. Interview data from the field research were transcribed, translated from Thai language to English, and then analyzed using open coding and ...
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