S. 1008, the Climate Change Strategy and Technology Innovation Act of 2001: Hearing Before the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session on S. 1008, to Amend the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to Develop the United States Climate Change Response Strategy with the Goal of Stabilization of Greenhouse Gas Concentrations in the Atmosphere at a Level that Would Prevent Dangerous Anthropogenic Interference with the Climate System, While Minimizing Adverse Short-term and Long-term Economic and Social Impacts, Aligning the Strategy with United States Energy Policy, and Promoting a Sound National Environmental Policy, to Establish a Research and Development Program that Focuses on Bold Technological Breakthroughs that Make Significant Progress Toward the Goal of Stabilization of Greenhouses Gas Concentrations, to Establish the National Office of Climate Change Response Within the Executive Office of the President, and for Other Purposes, July 18, 2001

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Page 33 - Convention, stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.
Page 120 - I often say that when you can measure what you are speaking about and express it in numbers you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind...
Page 71 - the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate' [5], and was sufficiently confident by the time of the Third Assessment Report to conclude that 'there is new and stronger evidence that most of the warming observed over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities...
Page 112 - Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. Mr.
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Page 87 - The ultimate objective of the Convention is to achieve the 'stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate...
Page 70 - Hemisphere indicate that the increase in temperature in the 20th century is likely to have been the largest of any century during the past 1000 years. It is also likely that, in the Northern Hemisphere, the 1990s was the warmest decade and 1998 the warmest year.
Page 70 - Emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols due to human activities continue to alter the atmosphere in ways that are expected to affect the climate.
Page 70 - ... likely to have been a reduction of about two weeks in the annual duration of lake and river ice cover in the mid- and high latitudes of the northern hemisphere, over the 20th century.
Page 93 - Greenhouse gases are accumulating in Earth's atmosphere as a result of human activities, causing surface air temperatures and subsurface ocean temperatures to rise.

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