International Global Climate Change Negotiations: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session, March 21 and May 19, 1995, Volume 4
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1995 - 182 pages
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Page 12 - Convention, stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.
Page 81 - ... intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) clearly underscores the task before us. More than 90 countries from around the world have ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which sets the objective of stabilizing the concentrations of greenhouse gases in me atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous interference with the climate system.
Page 58 - ... modeling efforts must receive resources that are in balance with the broader scientific programs. The US global change research program is making excellent progress on these fronts. However, even more effort will be required in the years ahead. This is particularly true for climate monitoring. It need a sustained commitment that is not yet evident. Without a strong, long-term monitoring system, neither our research nor our predictions can be properly evaluated. Personally, I believe that the...
Page 91 - Such review shall be carried out in the light of the best available scientific information and assessment on climate change and Its impacts, as well as relevant technical, social and economic information.
Page 123 - Institutions, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy, the Japanese Monbukagakusho, and the Max Planck Society.
Page 82 - These policies and measures will demonstrate that developed countries are taking the lead in modifying longer-term trends in anthropogenic emissions consistent with the objective of the Convention...
Page 57 - Global-Mean Precipitation Increase (very probable) As the climate warms, the rate of evaporation should increase, leading to an increase in global-mean precipitation. Despite this increase in global-mean precipitation, some local regions would experience decreases in precipitation.
Page 57 - I strongly recommend your use of the scientific assessments as a foundation for your own evaluations. I also recommend their use as a point of departure for evaluating the credibility of opinions that disagree with them. Occasionally, my own opinions will differ somewhat from those in these IPCC assessments. Overwhelmingly, however, I agree with them. This includes my support for their highest priorities for climate change research.