Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes

Climate change can impact the frequency, kinds, amounts and seasonality of precipitation. Changes in precipitation can reduce the availability of fresh water, and also directly impact agriculture locally, regionally and globally.

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Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States: Full Report Research Document Climate Impacts, Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Public Health, Economic Impacts, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Extreme Weather, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Extreme Weather, Public Health Impacts: Temperature Changes, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Sea Level, Economy Impacts: Extreme Weather, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Ocean pH PCEP
Adapting to a Changing Climate Meghan Gombos, Scott Atkinson, and Supin Wongbusarakum Overview/Summary Document, Community Project Climate Impacts, Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Public Health, Economic Impacts, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Adaptation, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Water/FoodImpacts: Adaptation, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Adaptation, Public Health Impacts: Temperature Changes, Public Health Impacts: Adaptation, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Ocean pH, Economy Impacts: Adaptation PCEP
Hawai‘i's Changing Climate Dr. Chip Flectcher Overview/Summary Document Climate Impacts, Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Economy Impacts: Sea Level, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Ocean pH PCEP
Full Report: Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts Edited by Victoria W. Keener, John J. Marra, Melissa L. Finucane, Deanna Spooner, Margaret L. Smith Research Document Climate Impacts, Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Public Health, Economic Impacts, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Adaptation, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Water/FoodImpacts: Adaptation, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Extreme Weather, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Adaptation, Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Extreme Weather, Public Health Impacts: Temperature Changes, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Public Health Impacts: Adaptation, Economy Impacts: Sea Level, Economy Impacts: Extreme Weather, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Ocean pH, Economy Impacts: Adaptation PCEP
Case Studies: Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts Edited by Victoria W. Keener, John J. Marra, Melissa L. Finucane, Deanna Spooner, Margaret L. Smith Overview/Summary Document, Research Document Fresh Water and Food Security, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/FoodImpacts: Adaptation, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Adaptation, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Sea Level, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes PCEP

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Climate plays an important role in the global distribution of freshwater resources. Changing precipitation patterns and temperature conditions will alter the distribution and availability of freshw... Explanation Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
Climate change presents U.S.-affiliated islands with unique challenges. Small islands are vulnerable to sea-level rise, extreme weather events, coral reef bleaching, ocean acidification, and contam... Research Finding Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Impacts on Islands Fact Sheet: USGCRP PCEP
The availability of freshwater is likely to be reduced, with significant implications for island communities, economies, and resources. Most island communities in the Pacific and Caribbean have ... Explanation Fresh Water and Food Security, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Extreme Weather Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Impacts on Islands Fact Sheet: USGCRP 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 Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States: Highlights 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 Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States: Highlights 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 Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States: Highlights PCEP
This Key Idea has an illustration and text explaining how climate change can impact communities in Micronesia. Click "View Source" on the right to see the illustration and read the detailed descrip... Explanation Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Temperature Changes, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Ocean pH Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Adapting to a Changing Climate PCEP
This Key Idea has an illustration and text explaining that cumulative impacts result from multiple threats that occur to resources. Cumulative impacts from non-climate change threats degrade and we... Explanation Fresh Water and Food Security, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Sea Level, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Ocean pH Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Adapting to a Changing Climate PCEP
Data since 1950 for Pohnpei show a clear and decreasing trend in annual and wet season rainfall, but no clear trend in the dry season. There are no clear rainfall trends at Yap. Over this period, t... Explanation 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 Current and Future Climate of the Federated States of Micronesia PCEP

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