Georgetown Law

Confronting Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast: Science, Impacts, and Solutions


This report describes the changing climate for the U.S. Northeast region and associated climate change impacts.  Both high and low emission scenarios were analyzed to assess the impacts of two very different future climates on the region's coastal areas, marine fisheries, forests, agriculture, winter recreation, and human health sectors. Mitigation and adaptation policy options and concepts relevant to Northeast are presented, and a discussion on how to prioritize adaptation strategies is included as well.

Resource Author(s):
Peter C. Frumhoff, James J. McCarthy, Jerry M. Melillo, Susanne C. Moser, Donald J. Wuebbles
Publication Date: July 2007