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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Restructuring federal climate research to meet the challenges of climate change /
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 318209563
ISBN 9780309131735; 0309131731
Subjects Climatic changes--Research--United States. ; Global warming--Research--United States. ; Climatic changes--Risk management--United States. ; Climate Change.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
National Academies Press
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELAM  QC981.8.C5R49 2009 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 11/09/2009
ELBM  QC981.8.C5R49 2009 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/31/2009
ERAM  QC981.8.C5 R49 2009 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 05/25/2009
Collation xii, 254 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Restructuring the climate change science program -- Future priorities -- Appendixes: A. Examples of bills with a significant climate change component considered in the 110th congress -- B.U.S. climate change science program -- C. Process for identifying priority areas -- D. Fundamental research priorities to improve the understanding of human dimensions of climate change -- E. Research priorities for improving our understanding of the natural climate system and climate change -- F. Workshop agendas and participants -- G. Biographical sketches of committee members -- H. Acronyms and abbreviations. With effective climate change mitigation policies still under development, and with even the most aggressive proposals unable to halt climate change immediately, many decision makers are focusing unprecedented attention on the need for strategies to adapt to climate changes that are now unavoidable. The effects of climate change will touch every corner of the world's economies and societies; adaptation is inevitable. The remaining question is to what extent humans will anticipate and reduce undesired consequences of climate change, or postpone response until after climate change impacts have altered ecological and socioeconomic systems so significantly that opportunities for adaptation become limited. This book summarizes a National Research Council workshop at which presentations and discussion identified specific needs associated with this gap between the demand and supply of scientific information about climate change adaptation.