U.S. Climate Action Report - 2002, Third National Communication of the United States of America, Etc., May 2002

U.S. Climate Action Report - 2002, Third National Communication of the United States of America, Etc., May 2002

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 2002* edition. Excerpt: ... activities of the other subcommittees are also related to the issues of vulnerability and adapta-tion to global climate change: Natural Disaster Reduction--This sub-committee promotes interagency efforts to assemble and analyze data and information about the occurrence and vulnerability of the United States to a wide range of weather-and climate-related events. Through its participating agencies, the subcommittee is also promoting efforts by communities, universities, and others to increase their preparation for, and resilience to, natural disasters. In that climate change may alter the intensity, frequency, duration and location of such disasters, enhancing resilience and flexibility will assist in coping with climate change. Air Quality--This subcommittee promotes interagency efforts to document and investigate the factors affecting air quality on scales from regional and subcontinental to intercontinental and global, focusing particularly on tropospheric ozone and particulate matter, both of which contribute to climate change as well as being affected by it. Ecological Systems--This subcommittee promotes interagency efforts to assemble information about ecological systems and services and their coupling to society and environmental change. It is sponsoring assessments that document the current state of the nation's ecosystems, and that provide scenarios of future conditions under various management and policy options, providing a baseline for the National Assessment studies concerning how ecosystems are likely to change over the long term. Individual Agency Research Activities In addition to their interagency activities, many of the USGCRP agencies have various responsibilities relating to the potential consequences of climate change...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236568796
  • 9781236568793