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    ACC Panel on Advancing the Science of Climate Change

    Advancing the Science of Climate Change

    A strong, credible body of scientific evidence shows that climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for a broad range of human and natural systems, concludes this panel report from the America's Climate Choices suite of studies. As decision makers respond to these risks, the nation's scientific enterprise can contribute both by continuing to improve understanding of the causes and consequences of climate change, and by improving and expanding the options available to limit the magnitude of climate change and adapt to its impacts. To make this possible, the nation needs a comprehensive, integrated, and flexible climate change research enterprise that is closely linked with action-oriented programs at all levels.
     
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    ACC Panel on Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change

    Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change

    Meeting internationally discussed targets for limiting atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations and associated increases in global average temperatures will require a major departure from business as usual in how the world uses and produces energy, finds this new report from the national Research Council. This report from the America's Climate Choices suite of studies recommends that a U.S. policy goal be stated in terms of a budget for cumulative greenhouse gas emissions over the period 2012 2050. With only so much to "spend" during this period, the nation should act now to: (1) take advantage of key near-term opportunities to limit greenhouse gas emissions and to create new and better emission reduction opportunities for the longer term; (2) create a national policy framework within which actors at all levels can work toward a common goal; and (3) develop policy mechanisms durable enough to persist for decades but flexible enough to adapt to new information and understanding.
     
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    ACC Panel on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change

    Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change

    Much of the nation's experience to date in managing and protecting its people, resources, and infrastructure is based on the historic record of climate variability during a period of relatively stable climate. This report from the America's Climate Choices suite of studies concludes that adaptation to climate change calls for a new paradigm--one that considers a range of possible future climate conditions and associated impacts, some well outside the realm of past experience. Adaptation is a process that requires actions from many decision-makers in federal, state, tribal, and local governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and community groups. However, current adaptation efforts are hampered by a lack of solid information about the benefits, costs, and effectiveness of various adaptation options, by uncertainty about future climate impacts at a scale necessary for decision-making, and by a lack of coordination
     
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    give it up.
     
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    Why? If it bugs you, it has to be good:lol:
     
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    shikata ga nai
     
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    Nothing is hopeless, and nothing is 'just the way it is'. Some will listen, and realize what must be done. Whether on a societal basis, or individual basis.
     
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    Now I am curious oldie, in your words what needs to be done? Tell the class how you would fix things.
     
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    Read the reports from the National Academy of Sciences and draw your own conclusions.
     

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