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Southwestern Region climate change trends and forest planning: A guide for addressing climate change in forest plan revision on southwestern National Forests and Grasslands


Periman, Richard; Dawe, Christine; Rickel, Bryce; Unthank, Amy; Green, Champe; Jemison, Roy; Nelson, Kurt; Kent, Brian. 2009. Southwestern Region climate change trends and forest planning: A guide for addressing climate change in forest plan revision on southwestern National Forests and Grasslands. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southwestern Region. 46 p.

Climate scientists agree that the earth is undergoing a warming trend, and that human-caused elevations in atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) are among the causes of global temperature increases. The observed concentrations of these greenhouse gases are projected to increase. Climate change may intensify the risk of ecosystem change for terrestrial and aquatic systems, affecting ecosystem structure, function, and productivity.

Keywords: climate change, forest planning


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Southwestern Region climate change trends and forest planning: A guide for addressing climate change in forest plan revision on southwestern National Forests and Grasslands
Electronic Publish Date: December 10, 2010
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