Fiscal Year 2000 Climate Change Budget Authorization Request: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, April 14, 1999, Volume 4
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1999 - 1457 pages
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Page 386 - the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate...
Page 229 - Federal science and technology investments in areas ranging from information technology and health research, to improving transportation systems and strengthening fundamental research. The Council prepares research and development strategies that are coordinated across Federal agencies to form an investment package that is aimed at accomplishing multiple national goals. To obtain additional information regarding the NSTC, contact the NSTC Executive Secretariat at 202-456-6100 (voice).
Page 282 - describe and understand the interactive physical, chemical, and biological processes that regulate the total earth system, the unique environment that it provides for life, the changes that are occurring in this system, and the manner in which they are influenced by human actions.
Page 611 - NIH, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
Page 653 - Committee, shall prepare and submit to the President and the Congress an assessment which-- (1) integrates, evaluates, and interprets the findings of the Program and discusses the scientific uncertainties associated with such findings; (2) analyzes the effects of global change on the natural environment, agriculture, energy production and use, land and water resources, transportation, human health and welfare, human social systems, and biological diversity; and (3) analyzes current trends in global...
Page 229 - About the Office of Science and Technology Policy The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) was established by the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities Act of 1976. OSTP's responsibilities include advising the President on policy formulation and budget development on all questions in which science and technology are important elements; articulating the President's science and technology policies and programs; and fostering strong partnerships among Federal,...
Page 24 - Rcichcr's work at the Natural Resources Defense Council focused primarily on the Department of Energy's environmental, energy and defense programs. He enforced federal environmental laws at the Department's facilities and worked to enact legislation to improve DOE's environmental performance and increase US energy diversity.
Page 963 - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
Page 344 - ... (This judgment takes into account the contributions to energy R&D that can reasonably be expected to be made by the private sector under market conditions similar to today's.) The inadequacy of current energy R&D is especially acute in relation to the challenge of responding prudently and cost-effectively to the risk of global climatic change from society's greenhouse-gas emissions, of which the most important is carbon dioxide from combustion of fossil fuels.