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Climate Change
September 15, 2010 Volume 40 Issue 3
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  • Thursday, September 16, 2010
    AuthorRobert W. Fri

    Editor's Note

    In May 2010, the National Research Council (NRC) simultaneously released three reports on climate change, part of a major project called America’s Climate Choices (ACC). The headline on the summary of the three reports stated that strong evidence of climate change underscores ...

  • Thursday, September 16, 2010
    AuthorHenry G. Schwartz Jr.

    Nowhere will the impacts of climate change and the need for adaptive responses be more apparent than in our vast, complex transportation system.

    The great preponderance of scientific evidence suggests that the planet is warming at an accelerating rate due in large measure to the use of fossil ...

  • Thursday, September 16, 2010
    AuthorGary Yohe

    Managing risks associated with climate change is essential for planning and policy decisions.1

    In Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, the contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2007a), ...

  • Thursday, September 16, 2010
    AuthorMarilyn A. Brown, Matt Cox, and Rodrigo Cortes

    Energy-efficient industry will contribute to a cleaner environment, U.S. competitiveness and security, business profitability, and the quality of the workforce.

    Meeting the energy needs of future generations without overheating the planet is one of the most vexing challenges of our time. In ...

  • Thursday, September 16, 2010
    AuthorDouglas J. Arent

    Renewable technologies are strategically important for limiting climate change.

    The recent National Academies (NRC, 2010) report Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change concluded that “. . . renewable energy technologies that do not emit GHGs [greenhouse gases] are an important and ...

  • Thursday, September 16, 2010
    AuthorRobert W. Fri

    Limiting the rise in global average temperature will require that all nations, including the United States, reduce greenhouse gas emissions to near zero.

    The National Research Council (NRC) report, Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change (NRC 2009a), recommends strategies for limiting ...