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Stratospheric Ozone Depletion: A Focus on EPA's Research (1995)

The mission of EPA's Office of Research and Development includes identifying and quantifying the risks associated with stratospheric ozone depletion; working cooperatively with the private sector to catalyze development of safe alternative chemicals and technologies; and studying both natural and human-induced effects on the Earth's atmosphere.
 
CONSEQUENCES: The Nature and Implications of Environmental Change
Volume 5, Number 1 of Consequences features two review articles. The first article, "The Extreme Weather Events of 1997 and 1998" is by Kevin E. Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The second article, "Beyond Kyoto: Toward a Technology Greenhouse Strategy" by James A. Edmonds from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Consequences is produced as a public service to provide reliable assessments of practical concerns related to the national and international consequences of changes in the global environment. Funding is provided by NOAA, NASA and NSF. Opinions that accompany factual information in each article are those of the author and scientific reviewers and do not necessarily represent an official position of the U.S. government. Articles may be freely copied for educational or other non-commercial purposes.
 

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Synthesis of the Reports of the Scientific, Environmental Effects, and Technology and Economics Assessment Panels of the Montreal Protocol - A Decade of Assessments for Decision Makers Regarding the Protection of the Ozone Layer: 1988-1999 (765Kb pdf file)
This Synthesis Report was produced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Secretariat for the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Ozone Secretariat). The goals of the Report are twofold: (i) To synthesize the major 1998 findings and conclusions of the three Assessment Panels of the Montreal Protocol, and (ii) to place this information in the context of the past decade over which assessments have been provided to the Parties to the Protocol.
 
Our Changing Planet - The FY 2000 US Global Change Research Program
Our Changing Planet: The FY 2000 US Global Change Research Program is a report to Congress supplementing the President's FY 2000 budget, pursuant to the Global Change Research Act of 1990. The report describes the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP); outlines a perspective for global change research in the decade ahead and the changing vision for the research agenda; presents an implementation plan for the USGCRP in FY 2000, with a discussion of each of the Program Elements; outlines a FY 2000 initiative in Carbon Cycle Science; summarizes key USGCRP accomplishments in 1998; and provides a detailed view of the FY 2000 USGCRP budget, including FY 2000 program components and program highlights by agency.
 
Elements of Change 1997
Elements of Change is a series of reports from the Aspen Global Change Institute's (AGCI) summer programs. The 1997 report addresses "Scaling From Site-Specific Observations to Global Model Grids" and "Planning for the U.S. National Assessment of the Consequences of Climate Change." The AGCI summer programs provide a series of in-depth sessions for invited scientists from around the world to explore the latest understandings of the global environment and how human activities affect Earth systems. Each session (generally about two weeks in length) assembles a cross-disciplinary group of researchers from both the natural and social sciences to further knowledge of a selected topic in global change. Key to the dynamics of each group is the diverse representation of both cultures and disciplines. This results in exciting exchanges and insights into the knowledge base required to look at Earth systems from an integrated perspective.
 
Hearing Before the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (3 June 1999)
Hearing on S. 547, Credit for Voluntary Reductions Act. The Act would encourage voluntary reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by U.S. industries by promising those industries credits for the reductions they took if a mandatory program were ever adopted.
 
April 1999 White House Fact Sheet: Meeting the Challenge of Global Climate Change
April 1999 White House fact sheet released by the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, US Department of State, 26 May 1999.
 
Hearing Before the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (25 March 1999)
Oversight hearing to receive testimony on the economic impacts of the Kyoto Protocol to the Framework Convention on Climate Change.
 
Hearing Before the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (24 March 1999)
Hearing on voluntary activities to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.
 
Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion: 1998 Assessment
The assessment presented in this special issue of Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology (pdf format) deals with environmental effects of ozone depletion. It was produced originally in a limited edition for governments (HTML format), via the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The assessment is given in seven papers as follows: changes in ultraviolet radiation, effects on human and animal health, effects on aquatic ecosystems, effects on biogeochemical cycles, effects on air quality, and effects on materials.
 
CONSEQUENCES: The Nature and Implications of Environmental Change
CONSEQUENCES Volume 4, Number 1 (1998) is produced as a public service to provide reliable assessments of practical concerns related to the national and international consequences of changes in the global environment. Funding is provided by NOAA, NASA and NSF. Opinions that accompany factual information in each article are those of the author and scientific reviewers and do not necessarily represent an official position of the U.S. government. Articles may be freely copied for educational or other non-commercial purposes.
 
Hearing Before the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (4 June 1998)
Hearing to receive the US Government Accounting Office's (GAO) preliminary comments on its review of the Administration's Climate Change Proposal and to hear the Administration's response to GAO's comments.
 
Hearing Before the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (17 July 1997)
Hearing to receive testimony on the science and economics of global climate change.

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