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Part 1 The Potential for Rapid Changes to the Weather and Climate 7 Introduction to Part 1 8 Michael C. MacCracken 1 Ten Reasons Why Climate Change May be More Severe than Projected 11 A. Barrie Pittock 2 Potential Increased Hurricane Activity in a Greenhouse Warmed World 29 Judith A. Curry 3 Potential Effects of Weather Extremes and Climate Change on Human Health 39 Devra Lee Davis and John C. Topping, Jr Part 2 The Potential for Rapid Melting of Ice and Amplification of Sea Level Rise 45 Introduction to Part 2 46 Robert W Corell 4 Changes in Polar Sea Ice Coverage 49 Claire L. Parkinson 5 Changes in the Greenland Ice Sheet and Implications for Global Sea Level Rise 63 Eric Rignot 6 Why Predicting West Antarctic Ice Sheet Behavior is So Hard: What We Know, What We Don't Know and How We Will Find Out 75 Robert Bindschadler Part 3 The Potential for Dramatic Changes in Coastal Regions 81 Introduction to Part 3 82 The Honorable Tom Roper 7 The Potential for Significant Impacts on Chesapeake Bay from Global Warming 85 Michael S. Kearney 8 The Northern Gulf of Mexico Coast: Human Development Patterns, Declining Ecosystems and Escalating Vulnerability to Storms and Sea Level Rise 101 Virginia Burkett 9 Threats and Responses Associated with Rapid Climate Change in Metropolitan New York 119 Malcolm Bowman, Douglas Hill, Frank Buonaiuto, Brian Colle, Roger Flood, Robert Wilson, Robert Hunter and findong Wang 10 Increasing the Resilience of Our Coasts: Coastal Collision Course of Rising Sea Level, Storms, Coastal Erosion and Development 143 Bruce C. Douglas and Stephen P Leatherman 11 Preparing and Protecting American Families from the Onslaught of Catastrophe 153 Admiral ames M. Loy Part 4 The End of Evolution? The Potential for Rapid Changes in Ecosystems 159 Introduction to Part 4 160 Paul C Pritchard 12 Where Will Ecosystems Go? 163 Anthony C Janetos 13 Increasing Vulnerability of Alaska's Boreal Forest as a Result of Climate Warming and the Changing Fire Regime 175 Eric S. Kasischke and E Stuart Chapin III 14 Polar Bears in a Warming Arctic 193 Andrew E. Derocher Part 5 The Potential for Accelerating Action to Limit Climate Change 205 Introduction to Part 5 206 William A. Nitze 15 International Action to Buffer Against the Rapid Onset of Climate Change 211 Sir Crispin Tickell 16 A Moral and Profitable Path to Climate Stabilization 217 John C. Topping, Jr and Erin Frey 17 Moving Toward Climate Stabilization: Iceland's Example 231 President ofIceland O/afiur Ragnar Grimsson 18 Climate Impacts in the Developing World: A Case Study of the Small Island States 237 Nasir Khattak 19 Stimulating a Clean Energy Revolution 241 Christopher Flavin 20 Recycling Energy to Reduce Costs and Mitigate Climate Change 247 Thomas R. Casten 21 Addressing Climate Change: Religious Perspectives and Initiatives 259 Denis Hayes and panelists 22 Climate Solutions on Today's Campuses: How Today's Students Must Drive a Modern Industrial Revolution 269 Dan Worth 23 Strategies for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions: The Role of Greenhouse Gas Offsets 283 Alexia Kelly Appendices 291