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Framing the future in the Southern United States climate, land use, and forest conditions


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has concluded, with 90% certainty, that human or anthropogenic activities (emissions of greenhouse gases, aerosols and pollution, landuse/ land-cover change) have altered global temperature patterns over the past 100-150 years (IPCC 2007a). Such temperature changes have a set of cascading, and sometimes amplifying, effects on the entire global climate system, including the water cycle, cryosphere, hurricane intensity, and sea level. This chapter develops a set of scenarios for exploring potential climate and resource effects futures in the Southern United States.

2014

Wear, David N.
Mote, Thomas L.
Shepherd, J. Marshall
Binita, K.C.
Strother, Christopher W.

Book Chapter

In: Vose, James M.; Klepzig, Kier D., eds. Climate change adaptation and mitigation management options: A guide for natural resource managers in southern forest ecosystems. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 9-44.

Wear, David N.; Mote, Thomas L.; Shepherd, J. Marshall; Binita, K.C.; Strother, Christopher W. 2014. Framing the future in the Southern United States climate, land use, and forest conditions. In: Vose, James M.; Klepzig, Kier D., eds. Climate change adaptation and mitigation management options: A guide for natural resource managers in southern forest ecosystems. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 9-44.


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