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date: 23 July 2019

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Average temperatures in the Earth’s atmosphere have begun an upward trend that is largely irreversible over the next century, regardless of climate policy options currently under discussion. With large coastal populations and extensive reliance on tropical and snow-fed agrifood systems, the Pacific Rim faces momentous challenges from climate risk. This chapter reviews conceptual issues, evidence, and policy options for addressing regional climate risk.

Keywords: climate change, Pacific Rim, policy options, mitigation, adaptation, U.S., China, greenhouse gas emissions, human health, property

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