Scientific Assessment of the Effects of Global Change on the United States

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This national scientific assessment integrates and interprets the findings of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) and synthesizes findings from previous assessments, including reports and products by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It analyzes current natural and human-induced trends in global change, and projects future trends impacting the natural environment, agriculture, water resources, social systems, energy production and use, transportation, and human health. It is intended to help inform discussion of the relevant issues by decisionmakers, stakeholders, and the public. As such, this report addresses the requirements for assessment in the Global Change Research Act of 1990.1

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viii, 261 p. : ill. (some col.)

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Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. National Science and Technology Council. May 2008.

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  • Main Title: Scientific Assessment of the Effects of Global Change on the United States
  • Added Title: A Report of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources National Science and Technology Council

Description

This national scientific assessment integrates and interprets the findings of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) and synthesizes findings from previous assessments, including reports and products by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It analyzes current natural and human-induced trends in global change, and projects future trends impacting the natural environment, agriculture, water resources, social systems, energy production and use, transportation, and human health. It is intended to help inform discussion of the relevant issues by decisionmakers, stakeholders, and the public. As such, this report addresses the requirements for assessment in the Global Change Research Act of 1990.1

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viii, 261 p. : ill. (some col.)

Notes

This report was prepared in accordance with Section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Public Law 106-554) and the Information Quality Act guidelines issued by the Department of Commerce and NOAA pursuant to Section 515. For purposes of compliance with Section 515, this report is an "interpreted product" as that term is used in NOAA guidelines and is classified as "highly influential." This document does
not express any regulatory policies of the United States or any of its agencies or provide recommendations for regulatory action.

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Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. National Science and Technology Council. Scientific Assessment of the Effects of Global Change on the United States, book, May 2008; Washington, DC, USA. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11935/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .