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Title: Climate scenarios: a Florida-centric view.
Name(s): Misra, Vasubandhu, author
Carlson, E., author
Craig, R., author
Enfield, D., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2011
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this document is to provide an informed opinion on future climate scenarios relevant to Florida. It offers a primer on Florida's vulnerabilities to climate variability and change. The document is an excellent compilation of diverse viewpoints on future climate projection. It implores the readers to be cognizant of the associated uncertainty but not to use that as an excuse for inaction in climate adaptation and mitigation. Experts in diverse fields employed in institutions across Florida have contributed to this document and provided candid and informed assessments of future climate variation and change. The uniqueness of this document is that it broadens the discussion of a rather restrictive sounding title like "climate scenarios" to involve experts in sociology, environmental law, and economics, in addition to oceanography and meteorology. The earth's climate is a very complex system. Climate is intimately interrelated to many components of the earth system. However, climate is not limited to these interactions alone. It also includes the modulation of these interactions by external factors such as anthropogenic influence (or interference), volcanic eruptions, changes in solar activity, and changing planetary factors like orbital eccentricity, obliquity, and precession. Against this backdrop of complexity, this paper has tried to distill the information that is relevant to Florida. It is well understood that climate has no borders, and yet we focus here on Florida because of the huge demand for locally applicable information on climate change and variation. Therefore, time and again throughout this paper the impact of remote climate variations and change on Florida is emphasized. Finally this document provides some initial suggestions to further fortify our understanding of the impact of global climate change on Florida. The caveat however, is that these fledgling suggestions will have to be further molded by a developing synergy between the federal, state, private stakeholders and university researchers.
Identifier: FSU_migr_coaps_pubs-0014 (IID)
Note: published
Subject(s): Climate change mitigation
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: COAPS Publications.

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Misra, V., Carlson, E., Craig, R., & Enfield, D. (2011). Climate scenarios: a Florida-centric view. Retrieved from