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Climate Change Indicators in the United States (2010)

Created: 4/26/2010 - Updated: 3/13/2019

Abstract

EPA's Climate Change Indicators in the United States (PDF) (80 pp, 13.2MB) report will help readers interpret a set of important indicators to better understand climate change. The report presents 24 indicators, each describing trends related to the causes and effects of climate change. It focuses primarily on the United States, but in some cases global trends are presented to provide context or a basis for comparison. EPA will use these indicators to collect data and generate analyses to: * Monitor the effects/impacts of climate change in the United States * Assist decision–makers on how to best use policymaking and program resources to respond to climate change * Assist EPA and its constituents in evaluating the success of their climate change efforts

Published On

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Keywords

Region: 
Scale: 
Multilateral / Transboundary
National / Federal
Sector Addressed: 
Disaster Risk Management
Policy
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Air temperature
Biodiversity
Diseases or parasites
Erosion
Growing season
Habitat extent
Invasive / non-native species, pests
Ocean acidification
Phenological shifts
Precipitation
Range shifts
Sea level rise
Snowpack
Storms or extreme weather events
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Incorporate future conditions into natural resources planning and policies
Capacity Building
Monitor climate change impacts and adaptation efficacy
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Develop disaster preparedness plans and policies
Governance and Policy
Develop / implement adaptive management strategies
Climate Type: 
Temperate
Tropical
Subtropical
Polar
Subpolar
Sociopolitical Setting: 
Urban
Rural
Suburban