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

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Countdown to Kyoto Part I The Science of a Global
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Opening Statement by Representative Ken Calvert CA43 Chairman Sub
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Opening Statement by Representative Tim Roemer IN3 Ranking Minority
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Mr Marc W Chupka Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy and International
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Dr Roy W Spencer Senior Scientist for Climate Studies NASA Marshall
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Dr Joseph J Romm Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency
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Dr Stephen J DeCanio Professor of Economics University of California
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Politics of Global Warming
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Climate Change Proposal 2388
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Opening Statement by Representative Ken Calvert CA43 Chairman Sub
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Senator Joseph I Lieberman of Connecticut
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Dr John H Skinner Executive Director Chief Executive Office Solid
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DC
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Countdown to Kyoto Part I The Science of a Global
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Satellite Temperature Data vs Surface Measurements
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Melting of Glaciers in Glacier National Park
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Dr Aristides A Patrinos Associate Director of Energy Research and Director
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Dr Ronald G Prinn TEPCO Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Direc
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Hurricane Frequency
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Dr Joseph J Romm Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency
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Mine Workers of America
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Dr Stephen J DeCanio Professor of Economics University of California
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Countdown_to Kyoto Part II The Administra
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Mr Fred L Smith Jr President Competitive Enterprise Institute Washing
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Washington DC
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Mr Marc W Chupka Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy
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Dr Patrick J Michaels Professor of Environmental Sciences University
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Countdown to Kyoto Part I The Science of a Global
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Technologies Policies and Measures for Mitigating Cli
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Page 558 - Convention, stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.
Page 571 - the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate...
Page 589 - 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 45 - 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 595 - 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 581 - desertification' means land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities...
Page 6 - Nevertheless, the balance of evidence suggests that there is a discernible human influence on global climate.
Page 596 - IPCC scenario (IS92e) combined with a "high" value of climate sensitivity gives a warming of about 3.5C. In all cases the average rate of warming would probably be greater than any seen in the last 10,000 years, but the actual annual to decadal changes would include considerable natural variability. Regional temperature changes could differ substantially from the global mean value. Because of the thermal inertia of the oceans, only 50-90% of the eventual equilibrium temperature change would have...
Page 162 - Economic studies have found that there are many potential policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for which the total benefits outweigh the total costs. For the United States in particular, sound economic analysis shows that there are policy options that would slow climate change without...
Page 581 - CO2 equilibrium 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...

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