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Main Title Climate change science high quality greenhouse gas emissions data are a cornerstone of programs to address climate change : testimony before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives / [electronic resource] :
Author Stephenson, John B.
Publisher U.S. Govt. Accountability Office,
Place Published Washington, D.C.
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 310746495
Subject Added Ent Climatic changes--Research--United States.; Greenhouse gases--Research--United States.; Greenhouse gas mitigation--United States.; United States--Climate--Economic aspects.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBD POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/02/2009
Collation [15] p. : digital, PDF file.
Notes Title from title screen (viewed February 25, 2009). "For release ... February 24, 2009." Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes Elevated levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and the resulting effects on the earth's climate could have significant impacts in the United States and internationally. Potential impacts include a change in sea levels, ecosystems, and ice cover. The United States Congress is considering proposals to limit greenhouse gas emissions using market-based mechanisms that would place a price on emissions. Such programs would create an economic incentive for regulated entities to limit their emissions. Limiting greenhouse gas emissions requires an understanding of existing emissions as well as the development of a program to monitor, report, and verify emissions from entities that might be affected by a future regulatory program. A greenhouse gas mitigation program also requires an understanding of the numerous emissions sources and methods for calculating emissions of six major greenhouse gases--carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and several synthetic gases. This testimony focuses on (1) the importance of quality data on emissions in the context of a program intended to limit greenhouse gas emissions, and (2) key considerations in developing reliable data on greenhouse gas emissions. This testimony is based on several prior GAO reports and a review of related literature.
Access Notes Mode of access: Internet from GPO Access web site.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology (2007). Subcommittee on Energy and Environment.; United States. Government Accountability Office.
Alternate Title High quality greenhouse gas emissions data are a cornerstone of programs to address climate change
PUB Date Free Form 2009
Series Title Traced Testimony ; GAO-09-423T
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
OCLC Time Stamp 20090225140232
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
SUDOCS Number GA 1.5/2:GAO-09-423T
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03402nam 2200445Ia 45020