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Tetra Tech Report 2010   new

Evaluating Sustainability of Projected Water Demands in 2050 under Climate Change Scenarios

( Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), prepared by TetraTech, 2010, 40 pp)

Eight PA counties are among those facing water shortages by 2050 under this report's projections.

Read a summary. (4 pp, 2010)

Visit the NRDC Climate Change website

 
Effects of Climate Change on US Ecosystems  

Effects of Climate Change on US Ecosystems

(US Department of Agriculture , 2009, 25 pp)

This report identifies the effects climate is having and is expected to have on natural resources and ecosystem services in the U.S. over the next several decades.

 
USGS Circular 1331  

Climate Change and Water Resources Management: A Federal Perspective

(USGS Circular 1331, 63 pp, 2009)

This interagency report prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) explores strategies to improve water management by tracking, anticipating, and responding to climate change. This report describes the existing and still needed underpinning science crucial to addressing the many impacts of climate change on water resources management.

For more USGS pubs on climate change, visit http://www.usgs.gov/science/science.php?term=168

 
PA Confronting Climate Change in US Northeast  

Pennsylvania - Confronting Climate Change in the US Northeast

(Union of Concerned Scientists, 6 pp, 2007)

A summary based on Confronting Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast: Science, Impacts, and Solutions, a report of the Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment (NECIA, 2007).

To download the full report and additional state summaries, visit www.climatechoices.org.

     
PA Climate Change  

PENNSYLVANIA: Assessing the Costs of Climate Change

(National Conference of State Legislatures, 4 pp, 2008)

"Pennsylvania’s greatest challenge is likely to be in adapting to the effects that climate change may have on water resources and infrastructure."

     
 Advancing the Science of Climate Change  

Advancing the Science of Climate Change

(U.S. National Research Council, a part of the National Academy of Sciences, 4 pp, 2010)

a four page summary of the Report on the status of scientific research on climate change.

The full Report can be accessed at http://americasclimatechoices.org/panelscience.shtml

One of five Reports from America's Climate Choices

 
Limiting the Magnitude of Climate Change  

Limiting the Magnitude of Climate Change

(U.S. National Research Council, a part of the National Academy of Sciences, 4 pp, 2010)

a four page summary of the Report on methods for meeting targets for limiting atmospheric greenhouse gases.

The full Report can be accessed at: http://americasclimatechoices.org/panelmitigation.shtml

One of five Reports from America's Climate Choices

 
Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change  

Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change

(U.S. National Research Council, a part of the National Academy of Sciences, 4 pp, 2010)

a four page summary of the Report on adaptation to climate change.

The full Report can be accessed at: http://americasclimatechoices.org/paneladaptation.shtml

One of five Reports from America's Climate Choices

 
EPA  

2009 National Water Program Climate Change Strategy Progress Report - Highlights

(US EPA, 4 pp, 2010)

Highlights of the 115 page report that summarizes the climate change accomplishments of the National Water Program. The full Report can be viewed at http://www.epa.gov/ow/climatechange/implementation.html

 
Clobal Climate Change Impacts
 

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

(United States Global Change Research Program, 158 pp, 2009)

Visit the website for the full Report

Read:

Climate Change - About Climate Change - executive summary Climate Change - Water Climate Change - Imapacts Science
About this Report,
2 pp
Executive Summary,
4 pp
Climate Change Impacts by Sector: Water Resources,
12 pp
An Agenda for Climate Impacts Science,
4 pp.
 
Climate Change Executive Summary
 

National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change

(US EPA, 2008, 114 pp.)

 
EPA
 

EPA Climate Change and Water website

http://www.epa.gov/water/climatechange/index.html

an overview of web pages related to climate change and water

 

 
Risk of Wildfires
 

Increased Risk of Catastrophic Wildfires: GlobalWarming’s Wake-Up Call for the
Western United States

(National Wildlife Federation, 2008, 8 pp.)

  • changes in climate in the West - rising temperatures and drier conditions - has produced more frequent and intense wildfires

 

 

 

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