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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).

Climate 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.

Global Climate Change DigestArchives of the
Global Climate Change Digest

A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion


Environmental Effects 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 Change

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.

Technologies, Policies 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.

Reporting 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.

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