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Living with climatic change

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Abstract

The effects of global warming on economies and societies are discussed. The history of past climate changes in North America is summarized, ranging from short period variations to changes over centuries and millenia. To aid in forecasting the effects of future climatic variation, historical episodes that have had well documented socio-economic effects are examined. These episodes include: the variability period of 1895-1905 characterized by cool climate, wet periods in the northwestern great plains, sustained drought in the Pacific northwest, extreme cold in the gulf states, and the Galveston flood; the midwestern drought of 1933-1937, characterized by drought on the great plains, very cold snowy winters, hot summers, and massive soil erosion; 1935-36, characterized by a very cold winter and a very hot summer; the Mexican drought of 1937-45, characterized by recurrent drought in Mexico; the variable period of 1950-1958, characterized by Pacific coast drought, drought and flood on the great plains, cold and warm winters and summers, wheat rust, coastal storms and forest fires; the Eastern urban drought of 1961-66 characterized by sustained cold drought in eastern North America; the sea ice period of 1964-65 and 1971-72, characterized by heavy sea ice; snowfall period of 1970-74 characterized by heavy winter  More>>
Authors:
Beltzner, K [1] 
  1. ed.
Publication Date:
Mar 01, 1976
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
SCC-CE04044; CONF-7511158-; CE-04044
Reference Number:
CANM-91-001568; EDB-92-006601
Resource Relation:
Conference: Living with climatic change conference workshop, Toronto (Canada), 17-22 Nov 1975
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; GREENHOUSE EFFECT; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; MEETINGS; SOCIAL IMPACT; CLIMATES; DROUGHTS; LEADING ABSTRACT; NORTH AMERICA; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; WEATHER; ABSTRACTS; CLIMATIC CHANGE; DOCUMENT TYPES; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; 540110*
OSTI ID:
6142654
Research Organizations:
Science Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON (Canada). Committee on Industrial Policies
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Availability:
Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, Communications Branch, 580 Booth St., Ottawa, ON, CAN K1A 0E4.
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
Pages: (105 p)
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Citation Formats

Beltzner, K. Living with climatic change. Canada: N. p., 1976. Web.
Beltzner, K. Living with climatic change. Canada.
Beltzner, K. 1976. "Living with climatic change." Canada.
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title = {Living with climatic change}
author = {Beltzner, K}
abstractNote = {The effects of global warming on economies and societies are discussed. The history of past climate changes in North America is summarized, ranging from short period variations to changes over centuries and millenia. To aid in forecasting the effects of future climatic variation, historical episodes that have had well documented socio-economic effects are examined. These episodes include: the variability period of 1895-1905 characterized by cool climate, wet periods in the northwestern great plains, sustained drought in the Pacific northwest, extreme cold in the gulf states, and the Galveston flood; the midwestern drought of 1933-1937, characterized by drought on the great plains, very cold snowy winters, hot summers, and massive soil erosion; 1935-36, characterized by a very cold winter and a very hot summer; the Mexican drought of 1937-45, characterized by recurrent drought in Mexico; the variable period of 1950-1958, characterized by Pacific coast drought, drought and flood on the great plains, cold and warm winters and summers, wheat rust, coastal storms and forest fires; the Eastern urban drought of 1961-66 characterized by sustained cold drought in eastern North America; the sea ice period of 1964-65 and 1971-72, characterized by heavy sea ice; snowfall period of 1970-74 characterized by heavy winter snowfalls and a late, wet spring; and the global interdependence period of 1972 characterized by cold winters in Canada and USSR, drought in Asia, the Sahel, Australia, central America, floods in North Africa, high ocean surface temperatures off Peru, and unusually cold weather in the corn belt. 33 refs., 15 figs., 7 tabs.}
place = {Canada}
year = {1976}
month = {Mar}
}