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The Resource Limiting the magnitude of future climate change, America's Climate Choices Panel on Limiting the Magnitude of Climate Change, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource)

Limiting the magnitude of future climate change, America's Climate Choices Panel on Limiting the Magnitude of Climate Change, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource)

Label
Limiting the magnitude of future climate change
Title
Limiting the magnitude of future climate change
Statement of responsibility
America's Climate Choices Panel on Limiting the Magnitude of Climate Change, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Climate change, driven by the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, poses serious, wide-ranging threats to human societies and natural ecosystems around the world. The largest overall source of greenhouse gas emissions is the burning of fossil fuels. The global atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, the dominant greenhouse gas of concern, is increasing by roughly two parts per million per year, and the United States is currently the second-largest contributor to global emissions behind China. Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change, part of the congressionally requested America's Climate Choices suite of studies, focuses on the role of the United States in the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The book concludes that in order to ensure that all levels of government, the private sector, and millions of households and individuals are contributing to shared national goals, the United States should establish a "budget" that sets a limit on total domestic greenhouse emissions from 2010-2050. Meeting such a budget would require a major departure from business as usual in the way the nation produces and uses energy-and that the nation act now to aggressively deploy all available energy efficiencies and less carbon-intensive technologies and to develop new ones. With no financial incentives or regulatory pressure, the nation will continue to rely upon and "lock in" carbon-intensive technologies and systems unless a carbon pricing system is established-either cap-and-trade, a system of taxing emissions, or a combination of the two. Complementary policies are also needed to accelerate progress in key areas: developing more efficient, less carbon-intense energy sources in electricity and transportation; advancing full-scale development of new-generation nuclear power, carbon capture, and storage systems; and amending emissions-intensive energy infrastructure. Research and development of new technologies that could help reduce emissions more cost effectively than current options is also strongly recommended."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
363.73874560973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC903.2.U6
LC item number
L56 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • National Research Council (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
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  • Climatic changes
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
Label
Limiting the magnitude of future climate change, America's Climate Choices Panel on Limiting the Magnitude of Climate Change, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12785
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-237)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Goals for limiting future climate change -- Opportunities for limiting future climate change -- Crafting a portfolio of climate change limiting policies -- Fostering technological innovations -- Interaction with other major policy concerns -- Multilevel response strategies -- Policy durability and adaptability
Control code
ocn703171759
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 257 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612948527
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
col. ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o703171759
  • (OCoLC)703171759
Label
Limiting the magnitude of future climate change, America's Climate Choices Panel on Limiting the Magnitude of Climate Change, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12785
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-237)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Goals for limiting future climate change -- Opportunities for limiting future climate change -- Crafting a portfolio of climate change limiting policies -- Fostering technological innovations -- Interaction with other major policy concerns -- Multilevel response strategies -- Policy durability and adaptability
Control code
ocn703171759
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 257 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612948527
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
col. ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o703171759
  • (OCoLC)703171759

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