Fourth National Climate Assessment Vol I + II
NCA4 Vol II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States
NCA4 Vol I: Climate Science Special Report
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This Overview Report presents a summary of the first comprehensive assessment of Arctic Ocean Acidification conducted by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP).
Ocean acidification is occurring at a rapid and accelerating pace, and the Arctic Ocean is on the frontline of this global change. AMAP’s 2013 assessment of Arctic Ocean acidification provides the first Arctic-wide perspective on today’s progressively increasing seawater acidity.
The 2009 Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) called for the Arctic States to identify areas of heightened ecological and cultural significance in light of changing climate conditions and increasing multiple marine uses. This report identifies those areas.