Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II: Impacts, Risks and Adaption in the United States

US GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH PROGRAM ( - )

The Global Change Research Act of 1990 mandates that the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) deliver a report to Congress and the President no less than every four years. The Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) fulfills that mandate in two volumes. This report, Volume II, was released to the public in late November 2018, and draws on the foundational science described in Volume I. Volume II focuses on the human welfare, societal, and environmental elements of climate change and variability for 10 regions and 18 national topics, with particular attention paid to observed and projected risks, impacts, consideration of risk reduction, and implications under different mitigation pathways. This assessment was written to help decision-makers and other stakeholders by providing a thorough examination of the effects of climate change on the United States. (Summary by Warren Kati using excerpts from the report)

This audiobook is an abridged version of the full written report, which totaled more than 1600 pages. The Front Matter, Overview and Frequently Asked Questions chapters were recorded in their entireties, whereas the Executive Summaries were recorded for all other chapters. A website address is provided at the end of every Executive Summary chapter recording where the listener can find the full written chapter. The full written chapters contain the hundreds of scientific references that support the content for each chapter.

Genre(s): Earth Sciences

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Front Matter Warren Kati
00:30:13
Play 01 Overview, part 1 Warren Kati
00:29:50
Play 02 Overview, part 2 Warren Kati
00:44:36
Play 03 Overview, part 3 Warren Kati
00:36:32
Play 04 Our Changing Climate Warren Kati
00:09:38
Play 05 Water Warren Kati
00:06:28
Play 06 Energy Supply, Delivery and Demand Warren Kati
00:07:56
Play 07 Land Cover and Land Use Change Warren Kati
00:05:37
Play 08 Forests Warren Kati
00:07:57
Play 09 Ecosystems, Ecosystem Services, and Biodiversity Warren Kati
00:05:59
Play 10 Coastal Effects Warren Kati
00:07:32
Play 11 Oceans and Marine Resources Warren Kati
00:07:44
Play 12 Agriculture and Rural Communities Warren Kati
00:07:38
Play 13 Built Environment, Urban Systems, and Cities Warren Kati
00:06:00
Play 14 Transportation Warren Kati
00:05:23
Play 15 Air Quality Warren Kati
00:06:22
Play 16 Human Health Warren Kati
00:05:42
Play 17 Tribes and Indigenous Peoples Warren Kati
00:06:28
Play 18 Climate Effects on U.S. International Interests Warren Kati
00:06:16
Play 19 Sector Interactions, Multiple Stressors, and Complex Systems Warren Kati
00:06:34
Play 20 Northeast Warren Kati
00:11:45
Play 21 Southeast Warren Kati
00:11:03
Play 22 U.S. Caribbean Warren Kati
00:12:46
Play 23 Midwest Warren Kati
00:12:40
Play 24 Northern Great Plains Warren Kati
00:10:32
Play 25 Southern Great Plains Warren Kati
00:09:46
Play 26 Northwest Warren Kati
00:10:17
Play 27 Southwest Warren Kati
00:12:04
Play 28 Alaska Warren Kati
00:10:30
Play 29 Hawai‘i and U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands Warren Kati
00:12:11
Play 30 Reducing Risks Through Adaptation Actions Warren Kati
00:11:49
Play 31 Reducing Risks Through Emissions Mitigation Warren Kati
00:08:21
Play 32 Frequently Asked Questions: Introduction to climate change Warren Kati
00:11:09
Play 33 Frequently Asked Questions: Climate Science Warren Kati
00:15:54
Play 34 Frequently Asked Questions: Temperature and Climate Projections Warren Kati
00:34:00
Play 35 Frequently Asked Questions: Climate, Weather, and Extreme Events Warren Kati
00:15:25
Play 36 Frequently Asked Questions: Societal Effects Warren Kati
00:30:56
Play 37 Frequently Asked Questions: Ecological Effects Warren Kati
00:37:19