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Polar Bears at Risk

Description: Satisfactory monitoring information has been obtained for most polar bear populations in recent years, however there is concern about hunting in areas without formal quota systems, such as Greenland. A range of toxic pollutants, including heavy metals, radioactivity, and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are found throughout the Arctic. Of greatest concern are the effects of POPs on polar bears, which include a general weakening of the immune system, reduced reproductive success and physical deformities. The expansion of oil development in the Arctic poses additional threats; for example, disturbances to denning females in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska could undermine recruitment of the Beaufort Sea polar bear population.
Date: May 2002
Creator: Norris, Stefan; Norris, Stefan & Eid,Pål Martin
Partner: UNT Libraries

Summary of EPA's Climate Change Indicators Workshop

Description: This report is a summary of a workshop held on March 2011 by the Climate Change Division (CCD) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The workshop was organized with experts on various aspects of climate change. The workshop was intended to gather feedback on EPA's 2010 report, Climate Change Indicators in the United States and to solicit suggestions for future versions of the report and its contents.
Date: June 17, 2011
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Air and Radiation. Climate Change Division.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Climate Change Indicators in the United States

Description: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published this report to help readers interpret a set of important indicators to better understand climate change. The report presents 24 indicators, each describing trends in some way related to the causes and effects of climate change.
Date: April 2010
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

U.S. Department of Transportation Climate Adaptation Plan 2014: Ensuring Transportation Infrastructure and System Resilience

Description: This report includes information on the Department of Transportation's identification and assessment of climate change related impacts on the reis of the agency's ability to accomplish its missions, operations, and programs.
Date: 2014
Creator: United States. Department of Transportation.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Great Lakes Water Level Monitoring Stations

Description: Information sheet describing the importance of monitoring the water level fluctuation cycles of the Great Lakes, which may help to understand climate, weather, oceans, and coasts.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Climate Change: Meeting the Challenge to 2050

Description: Climate change is already with us. Scientific evidence shows that past emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) are already affecting the Earth’s climate.Without further policies to combat climate change, the OECD projects GHG emissions will grow by about 52% by 2050.This Policy Brief highlights the OECD’s work on the likely impact of various courses of action to mitigate climate change, and the costs of inaction.
Date: February 1, 2008
Creator: OECD
Partner: UNT Libraries

Colorado: Observed Trends and Projected Future Conditions for Climate Change Preparedness and Resilience

Description: The U.S. Global Change Research Program supported several regional workshops in October 2014 as part of the Climate Change Preparedness and Resilience Exercise Series, sponsored by the White House in collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency National Exercise Division. This brochure was used for the second workshop, which took place in Fort Collins, CO, with support from the State of Colorado and DOE.
Date: October 2014
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Climate Solutions 2: Low-Carbon Re-Industrialisation www.climaterisk.net A Climate Risk Report Climate Risk: A report to WWF International based on the Climate Risk Industry Sector Technology Allocation

Description: This report models the ability of low-carbon industries to grow and transform within a market economy. It finds that runaway climate change is almost inevitable without specific action to implement low-carbon re-industrialization over the next five years. The point of no return is estimated to be 2014.
Date: 2000
Creator: Dr.Mallon, Karl; Dr.Hughes, Mark & Kidney, Sean
Partner: UNT Libraries

Regional-Scale Climate Change: Observations and Model Simulations

Description: This collaborative proposal addressed key issues in understanding the Earth’s climate system, as highlighted by the U.S. Climate Science Program. The research focused on documenting past climatic changes and on assessing future climatic changes based on suites of global and regional climate models. Geographically, our emphasis was on the mountainous regions of the world, with a particular focus on the Neotropics of Central America and the Hawaiian Islands. Mountain regions are zones where large variations in ecosystems occur due to the strong climate zonation forced by the topography. These areas are particularly susceptible to changes in critical ecological thresholds, and we conducted studies of changes in phonological indicators based on various climatic thresholds.
Date: December 14, 2010
Creator: Bradley, Raymond S. & Diaz, Henry F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Collaborative Research: ARM observations for the development and evaluation of models and parameterizations of cloudy boundary layers

Description: This is a collaborative project with Dr. Ping Zhu at Florida International University. It was designed to address key issues regarding the treatment of boundary layer cloud processes in climate models with UM’s research focusing on the analyses of ARM cloud radar observations from MMCR and WACR and FIU’s research focusing on numerical simulations of boundary layer clouds. This project capitalized on recent advancements in the ARM Millimeter Cloud Radar (MMCR) processing and the development of the WACR (at the SGP) to provide high temporal and spatial resolution Doppler cloud radar measurements for characterizing in-cloud turbulence, large-eddy circulations, and high resolution cloud structures of direct relevance to high resolution numerical modeling studies. The principal focus of the observational component of this collaborative study during this funding period was on stratocumulus clouds over the SGP site and fair-weather cumuli over the Nauru site. The statistical descriptions of the vertical velocity structures in continental stratocumulus clouds and in the Nauru shallow cumuli that are part of this study represents the most comprehensive observations of the vertical velocities in boundary layer clouds to date and were done in collaboration with Drs. Virendra Ghate and Pavlos Kollias.
Date: July 12, 2013
Creator: Albrecht, Bruce
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

NOAA Budget Summary: Fiscal Year 2017

Description: This report includes a new Integrated Water Prediction initiative to enhance water prediction and public forecasting and warning capabilities to help communities better prepare for and respond to droughts and floods. The budget also makes a Research Transition Acceleration Program to accelerate promising NOAA research to operations applications, and commercialization.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Proposed Early Actions to Mitigate Climate Change in California

Description: This document describes the Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) staff’s analysis and recommendations for discrete early action measures to reduce global warming emissions. These measures will become part of the State’s comprehensive strategy for achieving greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions under Assembly Bill 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006
Date: April 2007
Creator: Climate Action Team
Partner: UNT Libraries