Global Warming: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, Part 3
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1993 - 113 pages
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Page 51 - States shares with many countries its ultimate objective: stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.
Page 31 - STATEMENT OF HON. J. DENNIS HASTERT, A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF ILLINOIS Thank you, Mr. Chairman for...
Page 72 - INTRODUCTION Thank you Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee. I am Daniel Lashof, a senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
Page 36 - Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President and to serve as Science and Technology Adviser to the President.
Page 43 - GtC/yr including emissions from fossil fuel combustion, cement production and land-use change), they would lead to a nearly constant rate of increase in atmospheric concentrations for at least two centuries, reaching about 500 ppmv (approaching twice the pre-industrial concentration of 280 ppmv) by the end of the 21st century.
Page 72 - ... Security Council, the Domestic Policy Council and the National Economic Council. Our actions have been and will continue to be guided by the six principles that the President outlined last June: 1. Consistency with the long-term goal of stabilizing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous interference with the climate system, recognizing that we currently do not know what that level is; 2.
Page 72 - Thank you Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee. I am Daniel Lashof, a senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Previously I was an Environmental Scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency, where I was the lead author of the Draft Report to Congress Policy Options for Stabilizing Global Climate.
Page 72 - Report to Congress Policy Options for Stabilizing Global Climate. I hold a doctorate in Energy and Resources from the University of California. Berkeley, where I specialized in the global carbon cycle. I appreciate the opportunity to appear at this important hearing.
Page 41 - ... though with an apparent increase in the growth rate in late 1993. * Climatic impact of Mi. Pinatubo - the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in June 1991 produced a large, transient increase of stratospheric aerosols which resulted in a surface cooling over about 2 years estimated from observations to be about 0.4 C, consistent with model simulations which predicted a global mean cooling of 0.4 to 0.6*C. * Global carbon budget - New estimates of terrestrial carbon uptake during the 1980s have better quantified...