The Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water Resources, and Biodiversity in the United States

This report provides an assessment of the effects of climate change on U.S. agriculture, land resources, water resources, and biodiversity. It is one of a series of 21 Synthesis and Assessment Products (SAP) that are being produced under the auspices of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP). This SAP builds on an extensive scientific literature and series of recent assessments of the historical and potential impacts of climate change and climate variability on managed and unmanaged ecosystems and their constituent biota and processes. It discusses the nation’s ability to identify, observe, and monitor the stresses that influence agriculture, land resources, water resources, and biodiversity, and evaluates the relative importance of these stresses and how they are likely to change in the future. It identifies changes in resource conditions that are now being observed, and examines whether these changes can be attributed in whole or part to climate change. The general time horizon for this report is from the recent past through the period 2030-2050, although longer-term results out to 2100 are also considered.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 202p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01105111
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2008 2:38PM