Climate change: The science of impacts

Product Type: 

Science Feature

Year: 

2008

Author(s): 

Wilson, J.T

Suggested Citation: 

Wilson, J.T. 2008. Climate change: The science of impacts. 07/28/2008: http://www.fort.usgs.gov/ClimateChange/

For many years, researchers at the USGS Fort Collins Science Center have led ongoing research projects that address climate change and its direct and indirect impacts to living resources. Climate change involves long-term alteration in the characteristic weather conditions of a region, such as changes in precipitation and temperature. Recent studies have found not only that climate change has its own particular impacts, but that temperature changes can exacerbate the effects of more traditional disturbances, like air pollution, drought, or habitat loss...