Effects of global change on human settlements

AMS Citation:
Wilbanks, T. J., P. Kirshen, D. Quattrochi, P. Romero Lankao, C. Rosenzweig, M. Ruth, W. Solecki, and J. Tarr, 2008: Effects of global change on human settlements. Analyses of the effects of global change on human health and welfare and human systems, J.L. Gamble, Ed., Synthesis and Assessment Product, U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, 89-106.
Resource Type:chapter
Title:Effects of global change on human settlements
Abstract: This chapter addresses climate change impacts, both positive and negative, on human settlements in the United States. First, the chapter summarizes current knowledge about the vulnerability of human settlements to climate change, in a context of concurrent changes in other nonclimate factors. Next, the chapter summarizes opportunities within settlements for adaptation to climate change. Finally, the chapter provides an overview of recommendations for expanding the current knowledge base with respect to climate change and human settlements.
Peer Review:Non-refereed
Copyright Information:Copyright 2008 U.S. Climate Change Research Program.
OpenSky citable URL: ark:/85065/d73j3f94
  • Thomas Wilbanks
  • Paul Kirshen
  • Dale Quattrochi
  • Patricia Romero Lankao - NCAR/UCAR
  • Cynthia Rosenzweig
  • Matthais Ruth
  • William Solecki
  • Joel Tarr
  • Editor(s):
  • Janet Gamble
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