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Horton et al. 2014

Horton, R., G. Yohe, W. Easterling, R. Kates, M. Ruth, E. Sussman, A. Whelchel, D. Wolfe, and F. Lipschultz, 2014: Ch. 16: Northeast. In Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment. J.M. Melillo, T.C. Richmond, and G.W. Yohe, Eds. U.S. Global Change Research Program, pp. 371-395, doi:10.7930/J0SF2T3P.

Heat waves, coastal flooding, and river flooding will pose a growing challenge to the Northeast region's environmental, social, and economic systems. This will increase the vulnerability of the region's residents, especially its most disadvantaged populations. Infrastructure will be increasingly compromised by climate-related hazards, including sea level rise, coastal flooding, and intense precipitation events. Agriculture, fisheries, and ecosystems will be increasingly compromised over the next century by climate change impacts. Farmers can explore new crop options, but these adaptations are not cost- or risk-free. Moreover, adaptive capacity, which varies throughout the region, could be overwhelmed by a changing climate. While a majority of states and a rapidly growing number of municipalities have begun to incorporate the risk of climate change into their planning activities, implementation of adaptation measures is still at early stages.

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  author={Horton, R. and Yohe, G. and Easterling, W. and Kates, R. and Ruth, M. and Sussman, E. and Whelchel, A. and Wolfe, D. and Lipschultz, F.},
  editor={Melillo, J. M. and Richmond, T. C. and Yohe, G. W.},
  title={Ch. 16: Northeast},
  booktitle={Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment},
  publisher={U.S. Global Change Research Program},

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RIS Citation

ID  - ho06500e
AU  - Horton, R.
AU  - Yohe, G.
AU  - Easterling, W.
AU  - Kates, R.
AU  - Ruth, M.
AU  - Sussman, E.
AU  - Whelchel, A.
AU  - Wolfe, D.
AU  - Lipschultz, F.
ED  - Melillo, J. M.
ED  - Richmond, T. C.
ED  - Yohe, G. W.
PY  - 2014
TI  - Ch. 16: Northeast
BT  - Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment
SP  - 371
EP  - 395
DO  - 10.7930/J0SF2T3P
PB  - U.S. Global Change Research Program
ER  -

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