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Reports/Rapports : Socioeconomic Impacts of Climate Change on Rural Communities in the United States

Source: USDA.
This report is a compilation of four briefing papers based on literature reviews and syntheses, prepared for USDA Forest Service policy analysts and decision makers about specific questions pertaining to climate change.

Potential social impacts of climate change are discussed in terms of health effects on rural communities and climate change sensitivity of indigenous communities. Potential economic impacts on rural communities are discussed for agriculture, forestry, recreation and tourism, fisheries, water resources, and energy. Salient findings from the literature are summarized in the synthesis of the literature, along with identified research needs.

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