Preparing for an Uncertain Climate: Summary


Entry_ID: GCRIO 054 GCRIO_Inventory: 0 Entry_Title: Preparing for an Uncertain Climate: Summary Document_Author: None Agency_Name: Technology Assessment Board Start_Date: 1993-10-25
Group: Summary
Audience_Interest_Guide: Government
Audience_Interest_Guide: Science Institutes
Audience_Interest_Guide: Research Community

"Preparing for an Uncertain Climate" is OTA's second report on climate change.
Climate Change poses many potential problems for human and natural
systems, and the long-term effects of climate change on these systems are
becoming increasingly important in public policy. Congress asked OTA to
examine how the Nation can best prepare for an uncertain future climate.
This assessment tackles the difficult tasks of assessing how natural and
human systems--specifically water resources, agriculture, coastal areas,
wetlands, forests and preserved lands--may be affected by climate change and
of evaluating the tools at our disposal to ease adaptation to a warmer climate.
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Group: Data_Center
Data_Center_Name: Office of Technology Assessment
Dataset_ID: 1993 343-283-814/96968
Group: Data_Center_Contact
Last_Name: None
First_Name: None
Email: None
Phone: (202) 224-8996 (Publications Dept.)
FAX: (202) 228-6098
Group: Address
600 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20510-8025
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Storage_Medium: 63 pages printed material
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics
Parameter: Earth Radiative Processes
Parameter: Geodynamic Features
Parameter: Geography and Land Cover
Parameter: Geological Parameters
Parameter: Hydrological Parameters
Parameter: Ocean Composition
Parameter: Ocean Dynamics
Discipline: Atmospheric Sciences
Discipline: Hydrology
Discipline: Oceanography
Discipline: Environmental Science
Discipline: Ecology
Discipline: Biospheres
Location: North America > United States
Keyword: climate change
Keyword: policy
Keyword: agriculture
Keyword: biodiversity
Keyword: biological diversity
Keyword: energy
Keyword: forests
Keyword: global warming
Keyword: health
Keyword: natural disasters
Keyword: natural resource management
Keyword: transportation
Keyword: water
Keyword: wetlands