Climate Change in the Midwest: Impacts, Risks, Vulnerability, and Adaptation

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Index
Adaptation (defined), 3–5, 6
Adaptation costs and benefits, 8, 60–67
Adaptation gap, 5, 230
Adaptation and mitigation inter-relationships, 3–4, 38, 55, 59, 60
Adaptive capacity, 2, 6, 7, 48, 56, 118, 248
Agriculture, 12–13, 17, 18–21, 48–56, 63–66, 69–78, 82–90, 92–101, 104–113, 119, 125, 136, 179–181, 184–185, 231–232, 236–237, 245
Air pollution, 23–25, 122–124, 238, 252
Air quality, 23–25, 70, 122–124, 238
Algal bloom, 35, 172
Allergens, 124, 130
Apparent air temperature, 146–155, 161, 235
Aquatic Ecosystems, 173
Atmosphere-Ocean General Circulation Models (AOGCM)/Global Climate Models (GCM), 26, 28, 54, 83–86, 94–95, 107, 149– 150, 155, 197, 207–208, 218–219, 252
Autonomous v. prescriptive adaptation. See Planned v. autonomous adaptation
Biodiesel, 17
Biofuels, 17–18, 53, 65, 76, 232, 247
Carbon cycle/flux/exchange, 17, 27, 35, 56, 75–77, 87, 92–101, 159, 168, 232, 237. See also Carbon dioxide fertilization
Carbon dioxide concentration, 2, 13, 16, 25, 69, 168
Carbon dioxide fertilization, 19. See also Carbon cycle/flux/exchange
Carbon footprint, 53
Carnot cycle, 163
Circulation patterns, 29–30, 107–108, 111, 221
Climate change mitigation, 3–6, 16, 17, 18, 38, 56, 59–60, 65, 75, 77, 129, 158, 231–233, 247, 250–254
Climate change scenarios, 2, 17, 38, 50, 57, 75, 107–108, 160, 218–219
Climate hazards, 31–39, 235
Climate models. See Atmosphere-Ocean General Circulation Models (AOGCM)/Global Climate Models (GCM); Regional Climate Models (RCM)
Climate projections, 3, 25–39, 85–86, 96–97, 99, 107–108, 151–153, 160–161, 197–198, 200, 207–208, 217, 219–220, 235, 243–244
Climate variability, 6, 25–27, 28, 30, 51–52, 70–72, 105–107, 151–152, 160, 171–172, 179–181, 217, 224–225, 235, 242
Cold waves/cold air outbreaks, 27, 105–107, 111, 235, 237
Combined Sewer Systems and Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO), 35, 126, 172–173, 238, 245, 253
Commitment costs, 63–64
Confidence (defined), 2, 117, 240–243
Corn. See Maize
Cost-benefit analysis, 8, 60–61
Criteria pollutants, 23–24, 122–123
Crop yields, 35, 51–52, 69–76, 77–78, 82–89, 171, 236–237, 245, 251–252
Decision making, 6, 49–52, 61–64, 112, 134–135, 174, 198–199, 231–233, 244–254

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