Resource Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States: Highlights

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Global warming is unequivocal and primarily human-induced. Global temperature has increased over the past 50 years. The observed increase is due primarily to human-induced emissions of heat-tra... Research Finding Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect), Life Affects Climate, Global Climate Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College PCEP
Climate change affects water resources: Water cycle is altered, affecting where, when, and how much water is available. Floods and drought become more common and intense as regional and seasonal ... Explanation Water Cycle, Home/Nation Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College PCEP
Climate changes are underway in the United States and are projected to grow. Changes observed in U.S. include temperature rise, sea-level rise, increase in heavy downpours, rapidly retreating glaci... Research Finding Regional Climates, Home/Nation Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College PCEP
Coastal areas are at increasing risk from sea-level rise, storm surge, and other climate-related stresses. Global sea level is rising due to the warming-induced expansion of ocean water, accelerate... Explanation Home and National Security, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College PCEP
Crop and livestock production will be increasingly challenged: Many crops show positive responses to elevated carbon dioxide and low levels of warming, but higher levels of warming often negativel... Explanation Fresh Water and Food Security, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College PCEP
Future climate change and its impacts depend on choices made today. The amount and rate of future climate change depends primarily on current and future human-caused emissions of heat-trapping gase... Explanation Climate Impacts, Life Affects Climate, Global Climate, How can communities reduce the extent of climate change? Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College PCEP
Threats to human health will increase. Major health risks include heat stress, waterborne diseases (due to heavy downpours and higher temperatures), poor air quality, extreme weather events, diseas... Explanation Public Health, Public Health Impacts: Extreme Weather, Public Health Impacts: Temperature Changes, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College PCEP
Widespread climate-related impacts are occurring now and are expected to increase. With respect to ecosystems: Ecosystem processes, such as those that control growth and decomposition, have been a... Explanation Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College PCEP
Widespread climate-related impacts are occurring now and are expected to increase. With respect to transportation: Sea-level rise and storm surge will increase the risk of major coastal impacts, i... Explanation Home and National Security, Economic Impacts, Economy Impacts: Sea Level, Economy Impacts: Extreme Weather, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College PCEP

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