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Chapter: C. Committee on Global Change and Oversight Committee Members

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Suggested Citation:"C. Committee on Global Change and Oversight Committee Members." National Academy of Sciences. 1990. One Earth, One Future: Our Changing Global Environment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1435.
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Suggested Citation:"C. Committee on Global Change and Oversight Committee Members." National Academy of Sciences. 1990. One Earth, One Future: Our Changing Global Environment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1435.
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CCommillee on Global Change and Oversight Commillee Members COMMITTEE ON GLOBAL CHANGE (U.S. National Committee for the IGBP) HAROLD MOONEY, Stanford University, Chairman PAUL G. RISSER, University of New Mexico, Vice Chairman D. JAMES BAKER, loins Oceanographic Institutions, Inc. FRANCIS BRETHERTON, University of Wisconsin KEVIN BURKE, Lear and Planetary institute WILLIAM C. CLARK, Harvard University MARGARET B. DAVIS, University of Minnesota ROBERT E. DICKINSON, National Center for Atmospheric Research JOHN IMBRIE, Brown University ROBERT KATES, Brown University THOMAS MALONE, St. Joseph College MICHAEL B. McELROY, Harvard University BERRIEN MOORE III, University of New Hampshire ELLEN S. MOSLEY-THOMPSON, Ohio State University PIERS J. SELLERS, University of Maryland 167

168 Ex-Off~cio Members U.S. Members, ICSU Special Committee for the IGBP JOHN A. EDDY, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research JAMES I. McCARTHY, Harvard University S. ICHTLAQUE RASOOL, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Staff JOHN S. PERRY, Staff Director RUTH S. DeFRIES, Staff Officer AD HOC COMMITTEE FOR OVERSIGHT OF THE COMMITTEE ON GLOBAL CHANGE APPENDIX C NORMAN HACKERMAN, Robert A. Welch Foundation (Chairman, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources), Convenor ROBERT McC. ADAMS, Smithsonian Institution (Chairman, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Eclucation) BRUCE ALBERTS, University of California, San Francisco (Chairman, Commission on l.ife Sciences) WILLIAM GORDON, Rice University (Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Sciences) Staff JOHN BURRIS, Executive Director, Commission on Life Sciences VICTOR RABINOWITCH, Executive Director, Office of International Affairs MYRON UMAN, Acting Executive Director, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources SUZANNE WOOLSEY, Executive Director, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

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Written for nonscientists, One Earth, One Future can help individuals understand the basic science behind changes in the global environment and the resulting policy implications that the population of the entire planet must face.

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