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Adapting to Climate Change: A Call for Federal Leadership

This report highlights the important role of the federal government in reducing the vulnerability and strengthening the resiliency of our economy and natural resources in the face of these changes. In addition to managing a significant amount of land and …

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Adaptation to Climate Change: International Policy Options

  This report examines options for future international efforts to help vulnerable countries adapt to the impacts of climate change both within and outside the climate framework. Options outlined in the report include stronger funding and action under the UN …

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The Role of Adaptation in the U.S.

Coping with Global Climate Change: The Role of Adaptation in the United States   Throughout the next century and beyond, global climate change will have significant effects on both important economic sectors and natural resources across the United States.   Global …

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A Synthesis of Potential Climate Change Impacts on the U.S.

Greenhouse gas emissions—primarily from human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels— are causing changes in the global climate. Global temperatures increased approximately 1°F over the 20th century, and additional warming of 2.5-10.5°F is projected over the next century. …

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U.S. Market Consequences of Global Climate Change

Over the next century, global climate change is likely to have substantial consequences for the economy of the United States and the welfare of its citizens. As scientists work to narrow remaining uncertainties about the magnitude and timing of future …

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