The Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, part of the National Academies' Division on Earth and Life Studies (DELS), has released a report that examines the impacts of climate change and how the United States can begin adapting to them in beneficial ways. The report explores activities under way at state and local levels, adaptation options, and how the nation can become better prepared to make adaptation choices.
The report is part of the most comprehensive study of climate change to date, emphasizing why the United State should act now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop a national strategy to adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change. The reports are part of a congressionally requested suite of five studies known as America's Climate Choices
DELS, like TRB, is a division of the National Academies, which include the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council.
A summary of the report
and press release
are available online.
This Summary Last Modified On: 7/26/2012