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Informing an effective response to climate change
America's Climate Choices
Panel on Informing Effective Decisions and Actions Related to Climate Change, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Published 2010 by National Academies Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Global climate change is one of America's most significant long-term policy challenges. Human activity--especially the use of fossil fuels, industrial processes, livestock production, waste disposal, and land use change--is affecting global average temperatures, snow and ice cover, sea-level, ocean acidity, growing seasons and precipitation patterns, ecosystems, and human health. Climate-related decisions are being carried out by almost every agency of the federal government, as well as many state and local government leaders and agencies, businesses and individual citizens. Decision makers must contend with the availability and quality of information, the efficacy of proposed solutions, the unanticipated consequences resulting from decisions, the challenge of implementing chosen actions, and must consider how to sustain the action over time and respond to new information.^

Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change, a volume in the America's Climate Choices series, describes and assesses different activities, products, strategies, and tools for informing decision makers about climate change and helping them plan and execute effective, integrated responses. It discusses who is making decisions (on the local, state, and national levels), who should be providing information to make decisions, and how that information should be provided. It covers all levels of decision making, including international, state, and individual decision making. While most existing research has focused on the physical aspect of climate change, Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change employs theory and case study to describe the efforts undertaken so far, and to guide the development of future decision-making resources.^

Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change offers much-needed guidance to those creating public policy and assists in implementing that policy. The information presented in this book will be invaluable to the research community, especially social scientists studying climate change; practitioners of decision-making assistance, including advocacy organizations, non-profits, and government agencies; and college-level teachers and students."--From publisher description.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Many different decision makers are making choices to respond to climate change
Decision frameworks for effective responses to climate change
Resources for effective climate decisions
Climate services: informing America about climate variability and change, impacts, and response options
Informing greenhouse gas management
International information needs
Education and communication.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-300).

Also available online.

Other Titles
America's Climate Choices

Classifications

Library of Congress
QC903.2.U6 I54 2010

The Physical Object

Pagination
xix, 325 p. :
Number of pages
325

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25564625M
Internet Archive
informingeffecti00chan
ISBN 10
0309145945
ISBN 13
9780309145947
OCLC/WorldCat
644689120

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