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Climate Indicators and Impacts

Figure 27.2

East-West Center
Zena N. Grecni

This figure appears in chapter 27 of the Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: The Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II report.

Monitoring regional indicator variables in the atmosphere, land, and ocean allows for tracking climate variability and change. (top) Observed changes in key climate indicators such as carbon dioxide concentration, sea surface temperatures, and species distributions in Hawai‘i and the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands result in (bottom) impacts to multiple sectors and communities, including built infrastructure, natural ecosystems, and human health. Connecting changes in climate indicators to how impacts are experienced is crucial in understanding and adapting to risks across different sectors. Source: adapted from Keener et al. 2012.7350d7b3-6e95-4375-ba23-26756b441fc2

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