Synthesis and Assessment Product (SAP) 4.3: The Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water Resources, and Biodiversity [open pdf - 23MB]
The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP)released this second draft report on the effects of climate change. As of September 11, 2007, there is a 45 day public comment period for report recommendations. "This report is an assessment of the effects of climate change on U.S. land resources, water resources, agriculture, and biodiversity, based on extensive examination of the relevant scientific literature, and measurements and data collected and published by U.S. government agencies. It is one of a series of 21 Synthesis and Assessment Products being produced under the auspices of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP), which coordinates the climate change research activities of U.S. government agencies. The lead sponsor of this particular assessment product is the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The team of authors includes scientists and researchers from universities, national laboratories, non-government organizations, and government agencies, coordinated by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)."
Synthesis and Assessment Product (SAP) 4.3
U.S. Climate Change Science Program: http://www.climatescience.gov/