Climate change and U.S.

A recent paper from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) gives an overview of the potential impacts of climate change in the U.S. The paper discusses impacts on:
  • The physical environment - temperature; precipitation; cyclones, typhoons, and hurricanes; ocean currents, sea level, and ocean acidification
  • Biological systems - ecosystems and biodiversity; agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • Economy and human health - water supply and other infrastructure; human health; and aggregate economic impacts
A primary source used for the paper was the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Potential Impacts of Climate Change in the United States
    Report (pdf, 33pp/1.3MB), May 2009
    Blog, May 4, 2009

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