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Climate Change Impacts on the United States The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change. Overview: Alaska

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Alaska spans an area nearly a fifth the size of the entire lower 48 states, and includes a wide range of physical, climatic, and ecological diversity in its rain forests, mountain glaciers, boreal spruce forest, and vast tundra, peat lands, and meadows. It contains 75% by area of US national parks and 90% of wildlife refuges, 63% of wetlands, and more glaciers and active volcanoes than all other states combined. Direct human pressures on the state's land environment are light, but pressures on its marine environment from large commercial fisheries are substantial.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-05-09 17:57:52
Description Library Holdings.

Alaska spans an area nearly a fifth the size of the entire lower 48 states, and includes a wide range of physical, climatic, and ecological diversity in its rain forests, mountain glaciers, boreal spruce forest, and vast tundra, peat lands, and meadows. It contains 75% by area of US national parks and 90% of wildlife refuges, 63% of wetlands, and more glaciers and active volcanoes than all other states combined. Direct human pressures on the state's land environment are light, but pressures on its marine environment from large commercial fisheries are substantial.
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Source University of North Texas
Keyword Climate variability and change, Arctic studies, Forestry, Ecology, Human contributions and responses, Decision-support resources
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Date Of Record Creation 2010-05-09 17:52:35
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Date Last Modified 2010-06-05 16:26:07
Creator National Assessment Synthesis Team, US Global Change Research Program
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-05-09 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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