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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Societal Impacts Program (SIP)

Societal Impacts Program (SIP)

Date: 2013
Creator: National Center for Atmospheric Research (U.S.)
Description: This is the website for the Societal Impacts Program (SIP), located within the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The SIP's overarching goal is to help society benefit from current and emerging forecasting capabilities by integrating social science into weather research and applications through cutting-edge research and capacity building. The website includes information about the SIP's research projects and publications.
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Tsunami Risk Reduction for the United States: A Framework for Action

Tsunami Risk Reduction for the United States: A Framework for Action

Date: December 2005
Creator: National Science and Technology Council (U.S.). Subcommittee on Natural Disaster Reduction.
Description: This document describes proposals for making communities better prepared and more resilient to catastrophic natural disasters like the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2006. Methods described include warning systems, data sharing, and land use decisions.
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Effective Disaster Warnings - Report by the Working Group on Natural Disaster Information Systems Subcommittee on Natural Disaster Reduction

Effective Disaster Warnings - Report by the Working Group on Natural Disaster Information Systems Subcommittee on Natural Disaster Reduction

Date: November 2000
Creator: National Science and Technology Council (U.S.). Subcommittee on Natural Disaster Reduction.
Description: This report describes and recommends ways to improve alert systems in order to reduce loss of lives, property, and economic activity caused by natural and man-made disasters.
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GEO Year Book 2004/5: An Overview of Our Changing Environment

GEO Year Book 2004/5: An Overview of Our Changing Environment

Date: 2005
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Description: This publication discusses global environmental efforts, successes, and setbacks of 2004.
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UNEP in China: Building Back Better

UNEP in China: Building Back Better

Date: June 2010
Creator: Thakur, Reshmi & Potocnik, Matija
Description: This booklet describes the cleanup and redevelopment effort in the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake in 2008. A sustainable building design was included, which minimizes energy needs for cooling, heating, and lighting, is earthquake resistant, results in zero waste at the construction site, and is made with recycled materials.
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Natural Disasters: Public Policy Options for Changing the Federal Role in Natural Catastrophe Insurance

Natural Disasters: Public Policy Options for Changing the Federal Role in Natural Catastrophe Insurance

Date: November 26, 2007
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In recent years, much attention has been focused on the roles that the private sector and federal government play in providing insurance and financial aid before and after catastrophic events. In this context, GAO examined (1) the rationale for and resources of federal and state programs that provide natural catastrophe insurance; (2) the extent to which Americans living in catastrophe-prone areas of the United States are uninsured and underinsured, and the types and amounts of federal payments to such individuals since the 2005 hurricanes; and (3) public policy options for revising the federal role in natural catastrophe insurance markets. To address these questions, GAO analyzed state and federal programs, examined studies of uninsured and underinsured homeowners and federal payments to them, identified and analyzed policy options, and interviewed officials from private and public sectors in both high- and low-risk areas of the United States. GAO also developed a four-goal framework to help analyze the available options."
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Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate : Frequently Asked Questions

Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate : Frequently Asked Questions

Date: 2008
Creator: Climate Change Science Program (U.S.)
Description: This brochure corresponds with the Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate Synthesis and Assessment Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program. It highlights observed changes and likely projections in North American weather, and how changes in North American weather are likely to have an adverse economic effect.
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