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Main Title Policy Options for Stabilizing Global Climate. Draft Report to Congress. Executive Summary.
Author Lashof, D. A. ; Tirpak, D. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation.
Publisher Feb 89
Year Published 1989
Stock Number PB90-182494
Additional Subjects Climatic changes ; Greenhouse effect ; Air pollution control ; Land use ; Industrial wastes ; Substitutes ; Concentration(Composition) ; Graphs(Charts) ; Tables(Data) ; Developing countries ; Waste disposal ; Forecasting ; Scenarios ; Fuels ; Biomass ; Agriculture ; Environmental policies ; Global aspects ; Atmospheric chemistry ; Source reduction ; Alternate fuels ; Air pollution sampling ; Technology utilization ; Fuel substitutes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-182494 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/15/1990
Collation 120p
The Executive Summary describes the goals established by EPS for the study, considering previous work and the Congressional mandate. The analytical framework developed for the study is briefly described and its limitations are noted. Current understanding of the greenhouse gases and their impact on global climate is summarized. A description of the scenarios that were developed to explore the sensitivity of the climate system to policy choices is presented next. The results of this scenario analysis follows, emphasizing the relative impact of various options. The technological and policy strategies that appear most promising for reducing greenhouse gas emissions are then presented by major activity category: energy production and use, other industrial activities, changes in land use, and agricultural practices. The policy options that are available for promoting these emission reduction strategies are then reviewed, giving consideration to the timing of policy responses to the greenhouse gas buildup. Finally, the major findings of the study are summarized.