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Highlights of Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment (High Resolution -PDF eBook)

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This book presents the major findings and selected highlights from Climate Change Impacts in the United States, the third National Climate Assessment. The National Climate Assessment evaluates the science of climate change and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century. It documents climate change related impacts and responses for various sectors and regions, with the goal of better informing public and private decision-making at all levels. A team of more than 300 experts (see page 98), guided by a 60-member National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (listed on page ii) produced the full report – the largest and most diverse team to produce a U.S. climate assessment. The assessment draws from a large body of scientific peer-reviewed research, technical input reports, and other publicly available sources; all sources meet the standards of the Information Quality Act. The report was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including a panel of the National Academy of Sciences, the 13 Federal agencies of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, and the Federal Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability.

This Highlights report is organized around the National Climate Assessment’s 12 Report Findings, which take an overarching view of the entire report and its 30 chapters. All material in the Highlights report is drawn from the full report. The Key Messages from each of the 30 report chapters appear in boxes throughout this document.

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Table of Contents
Climate Change and the American People.............2
Overview.............................................................4

REPORT FINDINGS
List of Report Findings.................................12
Climate Trends ............................................16
Finding 1 Our Changing Climate...................18
Finding 2 Extreme Weather..........................24
Finding 3 Future Climate..............................28
Finding 4 Widespread Impacts.....................32
Finding 5 Human Health...............................34
Finding 6 Infrastructure.................................38
Finding 7 Water...........................................42
Finding 8 Agriculture....................................46
Finding 9 Indigenous Peoples.......................48
Finding 10 Ecosystems................................50
Finding 11 Oceans......................................58
Finding 12 Responses.................................62

REGIONS
Introduction...............................................69
Northeast..................................................70
Southeast & Caribbean..............................72
Midwest....................................................74
Great Plains...............................................76
Southwest.................................................78
Northwest.................................................80
Alaska.......................................................82
Hawaii & Pacific Islands............................84
Rural Communities.....................................86
Coasts.......................................................88
Future National Assessments......................94
Concluding Thoughts..................................96
Authors and Staff.......................................98
Photo Credits............................................105
References................................................107

About the Author/Agency:

The US Global Change Research Project (USGCRP) is a federation of the research components of 13 federal departments and agencies that supports the largest investment in climate and global change research in the world. USGCRP coordinates research activities across agencies and establishes joint funding priorities for research. USGCRP’s Strategic Plan, adopted in 2012, focuses on four major goals: advance science, inform decisions, conduct sustained assessments, and communicate and educate. The USGCRP agencies maintain and develop observations, monitoring, data management, analysis, and modeling capabilities that support the nation’s response to global change. The agencies that comprise the USGCRP are:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of Transportation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Science Foundation
The Smithsonian Institution
U.S. Agency for International Development

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Audience: This would be a valuable resource for environmentalists, scientists, and anyone interested in more information on climate change.

Keywords: Global Warming, Climate Change, oceans, extreme weather, environmental science, United States territory, global warming, climate change

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Edited by: Jerry M. Melillo, Terese (T.C.) Richmond, and Gary W. Yohe, Editors
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Global Warming;Climate Change;Floods: Rising Global Temperatures
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Selected as a 2014 Notabble Government Document by the American Library Association and promoted in the Library Journal magazine May/June issue.

Excerpt from Library Journal May/June 2015 issue:  http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2015/05/reference/meeting-information-...

For a concise overview of current and projected impacts of climate change, this publication will be a welcome resource. Clearly written and vividly illustrated, reflecting the major findings of the full report, it analyzes the effect of climate change on eight geographic regions of the United States, as well as on rural and coastal areas