Countdown to Kyoto, Parts I-III: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session, October 7, 9, and November 6, 1997, Volume 1
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1998
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Page 639 - Convention, stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. Such a level should be achieved within a time frame sufficient to allow ecosystems to adapt naturally to climate change, to ensure that food production is not threatened and to enable economic development to proceed in a sustainable manner.
Page 608 - The Parties should take precautionary measures to anticipate, prevent or minimize the causes of climate change and mitigate its adverse effects, where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing such measures...
Page 634 - Climate change' means a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods.
Page 619 - Affirming that responses to climate change should be coordinated with social and economic development in an integrated manner with a view to avoiding adverse impacts on the latter, taking into full account the legitimate priority needs of developing countries for the achievement of sustained economic growth and the eradication of poverty...
Page 418 - Act of 1964, title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and...
Page 39 - J. Antsaklis received his Diploma in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1972 and his M.Sc and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Brown University, Providence, RI in 1974 and 1977, respectively.
Page 635 - Our ability to quantify the human influence on global climate is currently limited because the expected signal is still emerging from the noise of natural variability, and because there are uncertainties in key factors. These include the magnitude and patterns of...
Page xii - Nevertheless, the balance of evidence suggests that there is a discernible human influence on global climate.
Page 39 - Co-Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources of the National Science and Technology Council and as an ex-officio member of the President's Council on Sustainable Development.
Page 642 - ... conditions, a substantial fraction (a global average of one-third, varying by region from one-seventh to twothirds) of the existing forested area of the world will undergo major changes in broad vegetation types — with the greatest changes occurring in high latitudes and the least in the tropics. Climate change is expected to occur at a rapid rate relative to the speed at which forest species grow, reproduce and re-establish themselves.