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Anne Marie Engelsen
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Fogler Library
University of Maine

Understanding the IPCC Report

United States Climate Assessment

The National Climate Assessment (NCA) assesses the science of climate change and variability and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century. The newest volume focuses on the impacts and risks faced by the United States in the face of global climate change across 16 national topic chapters (water, air quality, transportation, health, coastal impacts, etc.) and 10 regional chapters. 

Read the Assessment here: 
The Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptations in the United States

Read reports on the assessment here:

Web Resources

Books in Fogler

Cover of Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know
Cover of Climate Refugees
Cover of Coasts in Crisis: a Global Challenge
Cover of Rising Tides Climate Refugees in the Twenty-First Century
Cover of the eBook Evaluating Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development
Cover of Managing Climate Risks in Coastal Communities
Cover of Climate Change and the Oceanic Carbon Cycle
Cover of Dangerous Years: Climate Change, the Long Emergency, and the Way Forward

Read the Research

Climate Change is an interdisciplinary topic; many databases Fogler subscribes to will cover the topic. Use these databases to begin your search for articles on climate change:

Climate Change Institute in UMaine Digital Commons
Read articles written by faculty members in the Climate Change Institute available through UMaine's Digital Commons. 

Articles of Interest

Articles of Interest

Thornton, P. K., Ericksen, P. J., Herrero, M., & Challinor, A. J. (2014). Climate variability and vulnerability to climate change: A review. Global Change Biology, 20(11), 3313-3328.  doi :10.1111/gcb.12581

Coral Bleaching

Hughes, T. P., Barnes, M. L., Bellwood, D. R., Cinner, J. E., Cumming, G. S., Jackson, J. B. C., ...Scheffer, M. (2017). Coral reefs in the Anthropocene. Nature, 546(7656), 82+.

Hughes, T. P., Kerry, J. T., lvarez-Noriega, M., lvarez-Romero, J. G., Anderson, K. D., Baird, A. H., ...Wilson, S. K. (2017). Global warming and recurrent mass bleaching of corals. Nature, 543(7645), 373+.


Pecl, G. T., Araújo, M. B., Bell, J. D., Blanchard, J., Bonebrake, T. C., Chen, I., . . . Williams, S. (2017). Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being. Science, 355(6332). doi:10.1126/science.aai9214

Urban, M. C. (2015). Accelerating extinction risk from climate change. Science, 348(6234), 571 LP-573. 

Human Dimensions

Vermeulen, S. J., Campbell, B. M., & Ingram, J. S. I. (2012). Climate Change and Food Systems. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 37(1), 195–222. 

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