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PubTalk 3/2012 — Projected Climate Change Impacts in California

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--the consequences of increasing atmospheric greenhouse gases

Tom Suchanek, USGS Western Ecological Research Center Lead Scientist and Climate Change Coordinator

  • How will decisions that the global community makes about emissions likely affect the future of the western U.S.?
  • How will rising sea level likely affect coastal human communities and vulnerable ecological systems along the Pacific coast?
  • What might changes in atmospheric CO2 concentrations mean to human land-use and environmental systems throughout California, and the San Francisco Bay Area?
  • What might Sierra snowpack, sensitive fire regimes, and species distributions look like in our children's and grandchildren's generations?




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