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Climate Change Reports by Topic: Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species

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What We Know: The Reality, Risks, and Response to Climate Change
Description: "Based on the evidence, more than 97% of climate experts have concluded that human-caused climate change is happening. What We Know helps us understand the science behind the realities, risks and response to the climate challenge." (American Association
Publication Date: Mar 18, 2014
Topics: Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Flooding / Global issues, human impacts / Greenhouse gas (GHG) increases / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea and Polar ice / Sea level rise / Temperature / Wildfires /

Effects of Climate Change on Inland Fishes of California
Description: "Today, nearly 50 percent of California’s native freshwater fishes face a high risk of extinction. Add the stress of climate warming, and the projected extinction rate rises to 83 percent within the next 100 years if present trends continue. Much of the u
Source: University of California, Davis
Publication Date: Feb 7, 2014
Topics: California: Statewide / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species /

Coastal Blue Carbon Opportunity Assessment for the Snohomish Estuary: The Climate Benefits of Estuary Restoration
Description: "Blue carbon is a term that recognizes the role of coastal wetlands in the global carbon cycle. Tidal marshes, tidal forested wetlands, and seagrasses sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere continuously over thousands of years, building stocks of ca
Publication Date: Feb 4, 2014
Topics: Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation /

Safeguarding California: Reducing Climate Risk: An Update to the 2009 California Climate Change Adaptation Strategy: Public Draft
Description: "The Safeguarding California Plan provides policy guidance for state decision makers, and is part of continuing efforts to reduce impacts and prepare for climate risks. This plan, which updates the 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy, highlights c
Source: California. Natural Resources Agency
Publication Date: Dec 10, 2013
Topics: Adaptation / Agriculture / California: Statewide / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Energy management and conservation / Global issues, human impacts / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Wildfires /

Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises
Description: "Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change summarizes the state of our knowledge about potential abrupt changes and abrupt climate impacts and categorizes changes that are already occurring, have a high probability of occurrence, or are unlikely to occur. Because
Source: National Academies
Publication Date: Dec 3, 2013
Topics: Adaptation / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Global issues, human impacts / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Sea and Polar ice / Sea level rise /

Literature Synthesis on Climate Change Implications for Water and Environmental Resources
Description: "This report aims to support longer-term planning processes by providing region-specific literature syntheses on what already has been studied regarding climate change implications for Reclamation operations and activities in the 17 Western States. These
Source: United States. Bureau of Reclamation
Publication Date: Oct 31, 2013
Topics: Agriculture / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Flooding / Streamflow / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance / Wildfires /

Being Prepared for Climate Change: A Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Adaptation Plans
Description: Prepared as part of EPA's Climate Ready Estuaries program, this report is aimed at watershed management agencies. (Public review draft)
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Oct 22, 2013
Topics: Adaptation / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species /

Novel Aquatic Ecosystems: The New Reality for Streams in California and Other Mediterranean Climate Regions
Description: "Temporary streams in California and other Mediterranean climate areas are among the aquatic habitats most altered by human actions and by invasions by alien species. They typically support novel ecosystems, defined as ecosystems dominated by new combinat
Publication Date: Sep 24, 2013
Topics: California: Statewide / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Streamflow /

Indicators of Climate Change in California
Description: "A report presenting 36 indicators tracking trends in atmospheric gases that influence climate, changes in the state's climate, and the impacts of climate change on California's environment and people. This report is an update to a 2009 report. The in
Source: California. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Publication Date: Aug 8, 2013
Topics: California: Statewide / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Sea level rise / Temperature / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Climate Sensitivity of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System
Description: "Researchers determined the extent of relative climate sensitivity in the reserves by looking at five factors: social, biophysical, and ecological sensitivity, and exposure to temperature change and sea level rise." (July 2013)
Publication Date: Aug 7, 2013
Topics: Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Sea level rise / Temperature /

 

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