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The Resource Scientific assessment of the effects of global change on the United States, a report of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, National Science and Technology Council, (electronic resource)

Scientific assessment of the effects of global change on the United States, a report of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, National Science and Technology Council, (electronic resource)

Label
Scientific assessment of the effects of global change on the United States
Title
Scientific assessment of the effects of global change on the United States
Statement of responsibility
a report of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, National Science and Technology Council
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Over the past several years, our understanding of global environmental change and our ability to estimate its future effects has improved significantly. In order to summarize the key conclusions of this research, the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) has undertaken a national scale "Scientific Assessment of the Effects of Global Change on the United States." The conclusions in this assessment build on the vast body of observations, modeling, decision-support, and other types of activities conducted under the auspices of CCSP. It draws on findings from previous assessments of the science, including reports and products by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, (IPCC), CCSP, and others.Together with CCSP's 21 Synthesis and Assessment Products, this is arguably the most comprehensive assessment to date of the effects of global change, and especially the climate, on the United States
Cataloging source
EJB
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • National Science and Technology Council (U.S.)
  • Climate Change Science Program (U.S.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Global warming
  • Climatic changes
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Biotic communities
  • Nature
Label
Scientific assessment of the effects of global change on the United States, a report of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, National Science and Technology Council, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on May 30, 2008)
  • "May 2008."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-261)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Executive summary -- Introduction -- Causes of climate change -- Trends and projections of physical changes -- Effects of global change on the natural environment and human systems -- Introduction -- Objectives -- Relationship to other Assessments and primary scientific literature -- Characterization of uncertainty -- Report structure -- Evaluation of overall progress by CCSP -- Program inputs -- Program outputs -- Trends and projections of global environmental change -- Radiative forcing and observed climate change -- Attribution of observed climate change to human activities at the global and continental scale -- Projected future greenhouse gas concentrations and climate change -- Analysis of the effects of global change on the natural environment and human systems -- Biological diversity, ecosystem composition, and the natural environment -- Agriculture and food production -- Land resources -- Water resources -- Social systems and settlements -- Human health -- Energy production, use, and distribution -- Transportation
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 261 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn229447530
  • (GPO)99242360
System details
Mode of access: Internet from the USGEO web site. Address as of 6/12/08: http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/scientific-assessment/Scientific-AssessmentFINAL.pdf ; current access via PURL
Label
Scientific assessment of the effects of global change on the United States, a report of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, National Science and Technology Council, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on May 30, 2008)
  • "May 2008."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-261)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Executive summary -- Introduction -- Causes of climate change -- Trends and projections of physical changes -- Effects of global change on the natural environment and human systems -- Introduction -- Objectives -- Relationship to other Assessments and primary scientific literature -- Characterization of uncertainty -- Report structure -- Evaluation of overall progress by CCSP -- Program inputs -- Program outputs -- Trends and projections of global environmental change -- Radiative forcing and observed climate change -- Attribution of observed climate change to human activities at the global and continental scale -- Projected future greenhouse gas concentrations and climate change -- Analysis of the effects of global change on the natural environment and human systems -- Biological diversity, ecosystem composition, and the natural environment -- Agriculture and food production -- Land resources -- Water resources -- Social systems and settlements -- Human health -- Energy production, use, and distribution -- Transportation
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 261 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn229447530
  • (GPO)99242360
System details
Mode of access: Internet from the USGEO web site. Address as of 6/12/08: http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/scientific-assessment/Scientific-AssessmentFINAL.pdf ; current access via PURL

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