Reports to the Nation On Our Changing Planet: Our Changing Climate [1.78 MB PDF]
The fourth poublication in a series of reports produced by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Joint Office of Science Support (JOSS) and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmosperic Administration (NOAA) Office of Global Programs (OGP).
Action Report: 1997 Submission of the United States of America Under the
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
- The conclusions to be drawn from this report can be summarized in
three parts: (1) climate change is a clearly defined problem and is
well recognized at the highest levels in the US government; (2) the
combined effort to address climate change are in excess of $2 billion;
and (3) notwithstanding this effort, emissions continue to grow.
of Ozone Depletion (1997 Interim Summary)
- This summary is the last one between the full assessments of 1994
and 1998 on environmental effects of ozone depletion. The aim is to
keep the Parties to the Montreal Protocol informed about new scientific
developments. Recent studies have confirmed many of the conclusions
of the earlier assessments. In addition, several new findings have been
reported. New concerns have been raised by record low ozone, and associated
higher UV-B radiation at the Earth's surface, over populated areas of
the Northern Hemisphere during late winter and early spring.
Common Questions about Climate
- Published by the United Nations Environment Programme and the World
Meteorological Organization, Common Questions about Climate Change
answers some of the most commonly asked questions about climate change,
including whether the Earth has warmed, which human activities are contributing
to climate change, what further climatic changes are expected to occur,
and what effects these changes may have on humans and the environment.
Our Changing Planet - The FY 1998
US Global Change Research Program
- An annual report by the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
(CENR) of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC). Our
Changing Planet describes the US Global Change Research Program
for FY 1998. Federal Agency activities and funding levels are presented.
and Measures for Mitigating Climate Change: IPCC Technical Paper I
- Prepared in response to a request from the UN Framework Convention
on Climate Change, this Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Technical Paper provides an overview and analysis of technologies and
measures to limit and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to enhance
greenhouse gas sinks.
Education for Sustainability
- Education for Sustainability: An Agenda for Action, resulted from
the National Forum on Partnerships Supporting Education about the Environment,
held at the Presidio in San Francisco in October 1994. The document
contains recommendations on how to incorporate sustainability education
into and beyond the classroom. Specific initiatives and opportunities
provide guidance to individuals or groups interested in sustainability
education and collaboration is encouraged from all sectors. Discussions
between the President's Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD) and
the Forum developed the framework for the implementation of sustainability
education and includes the following themes: 1) Lifelong Learning; 2)
Interdisciplinary Approaches; 3) systems Thinking; 4) Partnerships;
5) Multicultural Perspectives; and, 6) Empowerment.
on Climate Change: Understanding the Science
- Reporting on Climate Change: Understanding the Science are published
by Environmental Health Center, National Safety Council. These are guides
dealing with reporting chemicals in the community under the federal
right-to-know law; radon-induced lung cancers; municipal solid waste
management; and oceans and coastal resource issues that may affect America's
Atlantic, Pacific, Great Lakes, and Gulf Coast shorelines.