Public Comments on SPCC: Chapter 8 Land Use/Land Cover Change
- January 18, 2003
Public Comments on Draft SPCC:
Chapter 8: Land Use/Land Cover Change
"Land cover change is not only a product of direct human disturbance and
modification, but may arise as a consequence of climate change. The
effects of changing seasonality of precipitation, temperature regimes, or
disruption of hydrologic processes (e.g. the loss of perched soil water
when permafrost melts) may have important effects on carbon uptake,
biogenic emissions, dust, or other direct effects on the atmosphere in
addition to potential changes in surface albedo."
CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD
"While it is important to understand the past, it is not always a good
guide to the future. Increased globalization is likely to drive land use
change in ways not easily predictable from past history. One could infer
from language in several places in this chapter that globilization is a
key driver but it deserves more explicit recognition."
CALIFORNIA RESOURCES AGENCY
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