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Climate Change Impacts in the United States. Land Use and Land Cover Change. Third National Climate Assessment. [Name] [Date]. Land Use and Land Cover Change http:// nca2014.globalchange.gov/report/sectors/land-use-and-land-cover-change. Convening Lead Authors

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climate change impacts in the united states

Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Land Use and Land Cover Change

Third National Climate Assessment

[Name]

[Date]

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Land Use and Land Cover Changehttp://nca2014.globalchange.gov/report/sectors/land-use-and-land-cover-change
  • Convening Lead Authors
    • Daniel G. Brown, University of Michigan
    • Colin Polsky, Clark University
  • Lead Authors
    • Paul Bolstad, University of Minnesota
    • Samuel D. Brody, Texas A&M University at Galveston
    • David Hulse, University of Oregon
    • Roger Kroh, Mid-America Regional Council
    • Thomas R. Loveland, U.S. Geological Survey
    • Allison Thomson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
u s land cover composition in 2000
U.S. Land-Cover Composition in 2000

Figure source: USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center

projections of settlement densities 2010 2050
Projections of Settlement Densities (2010-2050)

Data from U.S. EPA Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios

effects on communities and ecosystems
Effects on Communities and Ecosystems

Choices about land-use and land-cover patterns have affected and will continue to affect how vulnerable or resilient human communities and ecosystems are to the effects of climate change.

building loss by fires at california wildland urban interfaces
Building Loss by Fires at California Wildland-Urban Interfaces

Figure source: Stephens et al. 2009

effects on climate processes
Effects on Climate Processes

Land-use and land-cover changes affect local, regional, and global climate processes.

adapting to climate change
Adapting to Climate Change

Individuals, businesses, non-profits, and governments have the capacity to make land-use decisions to adapt to the effects of climate change.

reducing greenhouse gas levels
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Levels

Choices about land use and land management may provide a means of reducing atmospheric greenhouse gas levels.

climate change impacts in the united states http nca2014 globalchange gov

Climate Change Impacts in the United Stateshttp://nca2014.globalchange.gov

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