Sources for More Information
Bulletin #92: Urban Trees and Climate Change
There is extraordinary interest in climate change and an enormous amount of science-based information available about it. Here are some leads that expand on what was covered in Bulletin No. 92. Quick links are provided to help get you in touch.
Agencies and Organizations
- National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Centers (Department of the Interior) and Climate Science Center Region
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Change Office
- Union of Concerned Scientists
- USDA Forest Service Climate Change Resource Center
- Climate Change Response Framework, a partnership of the U.S. Forest Service and other organizations
- The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.
- Adapting Urban Forests to Climate Change in the Chicago Region by Leslie A. Brandt, et al.
- Climate Change: Improving Heat Tolerance in Trees with a link to the technical publication, Plantation Forestry under Global Warming: Hybrid Poplars with Improved Thermotolerance Provide New Insights on the in Vivo Function of Small Heat Shock Protein Chaperones by Irene Merino, et al.
- The Interactions between Urban Forests and Global Climate Change by David J. Nowak. Included is a complete list of urban forest management strategies to help mitigate global climate change and the reason for each suggestion.
- National Roadmap for Responding to Climate Change
- Preparing for Climate Change: A Guidebook for Local, Regional, and State Governments
A Sampling of Extension Publications on Heat Stress
- Colorado State University
- University of Illinois
- North Carolina A&T State University
- University of Georgia
Other Sites Worth Visiting
- Inside Climate News, an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan news organization that covers clean energy, carbon energy, nuclear energy, and environmental science.
- Learn more about the American Horticultural Society Plant Heat Zone Map and find the zone in which you live.
Trees Help Fight Climate Change. The Arbor Day Foundation’s webpage on climate change and ways you can help.
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Last Updated: 03/25/19