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Title Restructuring federal climate research to meet the challenges of climate change / Committee on Strategic Advice on the U.S. Climate Change Science Program, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xii, 254 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color)
Contents Restructuring the climate change science program -- Future priorities -- Appendixes: A. Examples of bills with a significant climate change component considered in the 110th congress -- B.U.S. climate change science program -- C. Process for identifying priority areas -- D. Fundamental research priorities to improve the understanding of human dimensions of climate change -- E. Research priorities for improving our understanding of the natural climate system and climate change -- F. Workshop agendas and participants -- G. Biographical sketches of committee members -- H. Acronyms and abbreviations
Summary With effective climate change mitigation policies still under development, and with even the most aggressive proposals unable to halt climate change immediately, many decision makers are focusing unprecedented attention on the need for strategies to adapt to climate changes that are now unavoidable. The effects of climate change will touch every corner of the world's economies and societies; adaptation is inevitable. The remaining question is to what extent humans will anticipate and reduce undesired consequences of climate change, or postpone response until after climate change impacts have altered ecological and socioeconomic systems so significantly that opportunities for adaptation become limited. This book summarizes a National Research Council workshop at which presentations and discussion identified specific needs associated with this gap between the demand and supply of scientific information about climate change adaptation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-145)
Notes Print version record
Subject Climatic changes -- Research -- United States
Global warming -- Research -- United States
Greenhouse gases -- Research -- United States
Federal aid to research -- United States
Science and state.
Technology and state.
Climatic changes.
Climate Change
climate change.
research (function)
NATURE -- Weather.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Meteorology & Climatology.
Technology and state
Climatic changes
Climatic changes -- Research
Federal aid to research
Global warming -- Research
Greenhouse gases -- Research
Science and state
United States
United States
Form Electronic book
Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Strategic Advice on the U.S. Climate Change Science Program.
National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Earth and Life Studies.
Center for Studies of Behavior and Development (U.S.)
ISBN 9780309131742