The Impact of Climate Change on Regional Systems: A Comprehensive Analysis of California

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Joel B. Smith, Robert O. Mendelsohn
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2007 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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The book works well as a reference for how one can examine potential climate change impacts in a subnational area. A clear strength of the work lies in the unifying framework that the climate, population, and, to a somewhat lesser degree, urbanization sce
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Socioeconomic changes
8
3 Urbanization scenarios
13
4 Climate change scenarios
48
5 Terrestrial ecosystem changes
60
6 Biodiversity changes and adaptation
86
7 Timber impacts
100
8 Changes in runoff
122
9 Changes in crop yields and irrigation demand
147
10 Water resources impacts
165
11 Agricultural impacts
188
12 Energy impacts
208
13 Coastal impacts
233
14 Conclusion
250
Index
263
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