Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change
The Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, part of the National Academies' Division on Earth and Life Studies (DELS), has released a report that explores strategies to contribute to the global effort of limiting future climate change by reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and by enhancing greenhouse gas “sinks,” such as forests. The report identifies strategies that appear to be feasible now or in the near term, as well as strategies that may play an important role in the longer term.
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: 4/22/2011