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Chapter: Appendix A: America's Climate Choices: Membership Lists

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: America's Climate Choices: Membership Lists." National Research Council. 2010. Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12783.
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APPENDIX A America’s Climate Choices: Membership Lists COMMITTEE ON AMERICA’S CLIMATE CHOICES ALbERT CARNESALE (Chair), University of California, Los Angeles WILLIAM CHAMEIDES ( Vice Chair), Duke University, Durham, North Carolina DONALD F. bOESCH, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge MARILyN A. bROWN, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta JONATHAN CANNON, University of Virginia, Charlottesville THOMAS DIETz, Michigan State University, East Lansing gEORgE C. EADS, Charles River Associates, Washington, D.C. RObERT W. FRI, Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C. JAMES E. gERINgER, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Cheyenne, Wyoming DENNIS L. HARTMANN, University of Washington, Seattle CHARLES O. HOLLIDAy, JR., DuPont, Wilmington, Delaware KATHARINE L. JACObS,* Arizona Water Institute, Tucson THOMAS KARL,* National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Asheville, North Carolina DIANA M. LIvERMAN, University of Arizona, Tuscon and University of Oxford, United Kingdom PAMELA A. MATSON, Stanford University, California PETER H. RAvEN, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis RICHARD SCHMALENSEE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge PHILIP R. SHARP, Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C. PEggy M. SHEPARD, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, New York, New York RObERT H. SOCOLOW, Princeton University, New Jersey SuSAN SOLOMON, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, Colorado bJORN STIgSON, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Geneva, Switzerland 

APPENDIX A THOMAS J. WILbANKS, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee PETER zANDAN, Public Strategies, Inc., Austin, Texas PANEL ON LIMITINg THE MAgNITuDE OF FuTuRE CLIMATE CHANgE RObERT W. FRI (Chair), Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C. MARILyN A. bROWN ( Vice Chair), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta DOug ARENT, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado ANN CARLSON, University of California, Los Angeles MAJORA CARTER, Majora Carter Group, LLC, Bronx, New York LEON CLARKE, Joint Global Change Research Institute (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/University of Maryland), College Park, Maryland FRANCISCO DE LA CHESNAyE, Electric Power Research Institute, Washington, D.C. gEORgE C. EADS, Charles River Associates, Washington, D.C. gENEvIEvE gIuLIANO, University of Southern California, Los Angeles ANDREW J. HOFFMAN, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor RObERT O. KEOHANE, Princeton University, New Jersey LOREN LuTzENHISER, Portland State University, Oregon bRuCE MCCARL, Texas A&M University, College Station MACK MCFARLAND, DuPont, Wilmington, Delaware MARy D. NICHOLS, California Air Resources Board, Sacramento EDWARD S. RubIN, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania THOMAS H. TIETENbERg, Colby College (retired), Waterville, Maine JAMES A. TRAINHAM, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina PANEL ON ADAPTINg TO THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANgE KATHARINE L. JACObS* (Chair, through January 3, 2010), University of Arizona, Tucson THOMAS J. WILbANKS (Chair), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee bRuCE P. bAugHMAN, IEM, Inc., Alabaster, Alabama RObERT bEACHy,* Donald Danforth Plant Sciences Center, Saint Louis, Missouri gEORgES C. bENJAMIN, American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C. JAMES L. buIzER, Arizona State University, Tempe F. STuART CHAPIN III, University of Alaska, Fairbanks W. PETER CHERRy, Science Applications International Corporation, Ann Arbor, Michigan bRAxTON DAvIS, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Charleston KRISTIE L. EbI, IPCC Technical Support Unit WGII, Stanford, California 

Appendix A JEREMy HARRIS, Sustainable Cities Institute, Honolulu, Hawaii RObERT W. KATES, Independent Scholar, Bangor, Maine HOWARD C. KuNREuTHER, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, Philadelphia LINDA O. MEARNS, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder PHILIP MOTE, Oregon State University, Corvallis ANDREW A. ROSENbERg, Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia HENRy g. SCHWARTz, JR., Jacobs Civil (retired), Saint Louis, Missouri JOEL b. SMITH, Stratus Consulting, Inc., Boulder, Colorado gARy W. yOHE, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut PANEL ON ADvANCINg THE SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANgE PAMELA A. MATSON (Chair), Stanford University, California THOMAS DIETz ( Vice Chair), Michigan State University, East Lansing WALEED AbDALATI, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado ANTONIO J. buSALACCHI, JR., University of Maryland, College Park KEN CALDEIRA, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Stanford, California RObERT W. CORELL, H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment, Washington, D.C. RuTH S. DEFRIES, Columbia University, New York, New York INEz y. FuNg, University of California, Berkeley STEvEN gAINES, University of California, Santa Barbara gEORgE M. HORNbERgER, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee MARIA CARMEN LEMOS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor SuSANNE C. MOSER, Susanne Moser Research & Consulting, Santa Cruz, California RICHARD H. MOSS, Joint Global Change Research Institute (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/University of Maryland), College Park, Maryland EDWARD A. PARSON, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor A. R. RAvISHANKARA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, Colorado RAyMOND W. SCHMITT, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts b. L. TuRNER II, Arizona State University, Tempe WARREN M. WASHINgTON, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado JOHN P. WEyANT, Stanford University, California DAvID A. WHELAN, The Boeing Company, Seal Beach, California 

APPENDIX A PANEL ON INFORMINg EFFECTIvE DECISIONS AND ACTIONS RELATED TO CLIMATE CHANgE DIANA LIvERMAN (Co-chair), University of Arizona, Tucson PETER RAvEN (Co-chair), Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis DANIEL bARSTOW, Challenger Center for Space Science Education, Alexandria, Virginia ROSINA M. bIERbAuM, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor DANIEL W. bROMLEy, University of Wisconsin-Madison ANTHONy LEISEROWITz, Yale University RObERT J. LEMPERT, The RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA JIM LOPEz,* King County, Washington EDWARD L. MILES, University of Washington, Seattle bERRIEN MOORE III, Climate Central, Princeton, New Jersey MARK D. NEWTON, Dell, Inc., Round Rock, Texas vENKATACHALAM RAMASWAMy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Princeton, New Jersey RICHARD RICHELS, Electric Power Research Institute, Inc., Washington, D.C. DOugLAS P. SCOTT, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Springfield KATHLEEN J. TIERNEy, University of Colorado at Boulder CHRIS WALKER, The Carbon Trust LLC, New York, New York SHARI T. WILSON, Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore Asterisks (*) denote members who resigned during the study process 

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Across the United States, impacts of climate change are already evident. Heat waves have become more frequent and intense, cold extremes have become less frequent, and patterns of rainfall are likely changing. The proportion of precipitation that falls as rain rather than snow has increased across the western United States and Arctic sea ice has been reduced significantly. Sea level has been rising faster than at any time in recent history, threatening the natural and built environments on the coasts. Even if emissions of greenhouse gases were substantially reduced now, climate change and its resulting impacts would continue for some time to come.

To date, decisions related to the management and protection of the nation's people, resources, and infrastructure have been based on records in the recent past, when climate was relatively stable. Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, part of the congressionally requested America's Climate Choices suite of studies, calls for a new paradigm-one that considers a range of possible future climate conditions and impacts that may be well outside the realm of past experience.

Adaptation requires actions from many decision makers in federal, state, tribal, and local governments; the private sector; non-governmental organizations; and community groups. However, current efforts are hampered by a lack of solid information about the benefits, costs, and effectiveness of various adaptation options; climate information on regional and local scales; and a lack of coordination. Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change calls for a national adaptation strategy that provides needed technical and scientific resources, incentives to begin adaptation planning, guidance across jurisdictions, shared lessons learned, and support of scientific research to expand knowledge of impacts and adaptation.

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