The Impact Of Climate Change On Regional Systems: A Comprehensive Analysis Of California Joel Smith

ISBN: 9781845427474

Published: January 1st 2006

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The Impact Of Climate Change On Regional Systems: A Comprehensive Analysis Of California  by  Joel Smith

The Impact Of Climate Change On Regional Systems: A Comprehensive Analysis Of California by Joel Smith
January 1st 2006 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: 9781845427474 | 10.54 Mb

Climate scientists have determined that recent global temperature increases are due in large part to increased greenhouse gas emissions from human activities. Even if mitigation of these gases begins immediately, there is every reason to believe thatMoreClimate scientists have determined that recent global temperature increases are due in large part to increased greenhouse gas emissions from human activities. Even if mitigation of these gases begins immediately, there is every reason to believe that climate change will continue to occur.

Every region in the world ought to forecast, as the contributors do in this study of California (a region of broad variation and high population), how it will be affected by climate change and how it might best adapt.Models are used to estimate potential physical and biological impacts, efficient adaptations, and residual damages from climate change.

The contributors cover a broad array of climate change impacts on affected market sectors (including water supply, agriculture, coastal resources, timber, and energy demand) as well as ecosystems and biodiversity.

An integrated hydrologic-agriculture model is developed to explore how the region would adapt to changes in water flows. Interactions between climate impacts and population and economic growth, urbanization, and technological change are also explored. For example, the study examines how both climate change and projected land development affect the regions terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity.The level of geographical detail, along with the broad applicability of the modeling, methodology, and conclusions, make this a unique and valuable reference for environmental economists, scientists, planners, and policymakers.



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