Readily accessible to any interested reader, this volume offers an analysis of the major issues surrounding greenhouse warming and presents the authoring panel's recommendations for U.S. policy.
Recommendations address a wide range of issues, including energy policy; deforestation; human population growth; the appropriate role of the United States in an international strategy; and needed research on scientific, economic, and social questions.
Policy Implications of Greenhouse Warming analyzes scientific understanding of greenhouse gas accumulation and its effect on climate; prospects for human, animal, and plant adaptation to rising global temperatures; and options for mitigating the effects of greenhouse gas emissions.
Table of Contents
|3 THE GREENHOUSE GASES AND THEIR EFFECTS||10-26|
|4 POLICY FRAMEWORK||27-33|
|7 INTERNATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS||64-66|
|8 FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS||67-71|
|A QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT GREENHOUSE WARMING||85-113|
|B BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON SYNTHESIS PANEL MEMBERS AND PROFESSIONAL STAFF||114-116|
|C MEMBERSHIP LISTS FOR EFFECTS, MITIGATION, AND ADAPTATION PANELS||117-120|
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