This report by the Nat. Science and Tech. CouncilAis U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) is part of a series of 21 reports aimed at providing current assessments of climate change science to inform public debate, policy, and operational decisions. These reports are also intended to help the CCSP develop future program research priorities. The CCSPAis guiding vision is to provide the Nation and the global community with the science-based knowledge needed to manage the risks and capture the opportunities associated with climate and related environmental changes. This report assesses the effects of climate change on U.S. land resources, water resources, agriculture, and biodiversity. It was developed with broad scientific input. Illus.Adverse environmental stress can elicit a panting or shivering response, which increases maintenance requirements of the animal and contributes to decreases in productivity. Table 2.11 Heat wave categories for Bos taurus feedlot cattle. al. ... 2003; Ayers et al., in press). ... Production losses in domestic animals are largely attributed to increases 54 The U.S. Climate Change Science Program Chapter 2.
|Title||:||Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water Resources, and Biodiversity in the United States|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2009-05|