Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities: A Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment   [open pdf - 3MB]

"The National Climate Assessment (NCA) is being conducted under the auspices of the Global Change Research Act of 1990 [GCRA]. The GCRA requires a report to the President and the Congress every four years that integrates, evaluates, and interprets the findings of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP); analyzes the effects of global change on the natural environment, agriculture, energy production and use, land and water resources, transportation, human health and welfare, human social systems, and biological diversity; and analyzes current trends in global change, both human-induced and natural, and projects major trends for the subsequent 25 to 100 years. This Technical Input was produced by a team of experts at the request of the NCA Development and Advisory Committee. It will be available for use as reference material by all NCA author teams. The scientific results and conclusions, as well as any views or opinions expressed herein, are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] or the Department of Commerce."

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