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Climate Change: Evidence and Causes: Update 2020

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Climate Change

Evidence and Causes: Update 2020(2020)
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Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time. It is now more certain than ever, based on many lines of evidence, that humans are changing Earth's climate. The Royal Society and the US National Academy of Sciences, with their similar missions to promote the use of science to benefit society and to inform critical policy debates, produced the original Climate Change: Evidence and Causes in 2014. It was written and reviewed by a UK-US team of leading climate scientists. This new edition, prepared by the same author team, has been updated with the most recent climate data and scientific analyses, all of which reinforce our understanding of human-caused climate change.

Scientific information is a vital component for society to make informed decisions about how to reduce the magnitude of climate change and how to adapt to its impacts. This booklet serves as a key reference document for decision makers, policy makers, educators, and others seeking authoritative answers about the current state of climate-change science.


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National Academy of Sciences. 2020. Climate Change: Evidence and Causes: Update 2020. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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Publication Info

36 pages |8.5 x 11
Paperback (pack of 5)
ISBN: 978-0-309-67502-4

Table of Contents

skim chapter
Front Matter i-ii
Table of Contents 1-1
Summary 2-2
Q&A 3-12
The Basics of Climate Change 13-30
Conclusion 31-34



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