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The Impact of Climate Change on Regional Systems: A Comprehensive Analysis of California

Edited By: Joel B Smith and Robert Mendelsohn

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Nov 2006 | #161352 | ISBN: 1845427475
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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 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.


1. Introduction to the Study; 2. Socioeconomic Changes; 3. Urbanization Scenarios; 4. Climate Change Scenarios; 5. Terrestrial Ecosystem Changes; 6. Biodiversity Changes and Adaptation; 7. Timber Impacts; 8. Changes in Runoff; 9. Changes in Crop Yields and Irrigation; 10. Water Resources Impacts; 11. Agricultural Impacts; 12. Energy Impacts; 13. Coastal Impacts; 14. Conclusion.

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