America's Climate Choices

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A report released May 12, 2011, from the National Research Council reiterates the pressing need for substantial action to limit the magnitude of climate change and to prepare to adapt to its impacts.

America's Climate Choices, which builds on the four previous America's Climate Choices panel reports, reaffirms that the preponderance of scientific evidence points to human activities as the most likely cause for most of the global warming that has occurred during the last several decades. Furthermore, the risk of dangerous climate change impacts is growing with every ton of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere.

America's Climate Choices
makes the case for implementing strong federal policies that establish coherent national goals and incentives, and that promote strong U.S. engagement in international-level response efforts.

This title is part of the America's Climate Choices project, the National Research Council's most comprehensive study of climate change to date.

Follow the links below for related titles from the America's Climate Change study.


(2012). America's Climate Choices. Retrieved from's_Climate_Choices