The Kyoto Protocol: The Undermining of American Prosperity--the Science : Hearing Before the Committee on Small Business, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, Second Session, Washington, DC, July 29, 1998, Volume 4

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Page 14 - Convention, stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.
Page 102 - Let me now briefly discuss the implications of climate change for a representative number of systems: natural ecosystems (forests and coral reefs), food security, water resources, sea level rise, and human health.
Page 106 - ... extensive array of technologies and policy measures that accelerate technology development, diffusion and transfer in all sectors Including the energy, industry, transportation, residential/commercial and agricultural/forestry sectors. By the year 2100, the world's commercial energy system In effect will be replaced at least twice, offering opportunities to change the energy system without premature retirement of capital stock...
Page 105 - IPCC projection of 1-3. 5C by 2100) could lead to potential increases in malaria incidence (of the order of 50-80 million additional annual cases, relative to an assumed global background total of 500 million cases), primarily in tropical, subtropical and less well-protected temperate-zone populations. Some increases in non-vector-borne infectious diseases - such as salmonellosis, cholera and giardiasis - also could occur as a result of elevated temperatures and increased flooding.
Page 102 - Whereas many regions are likely to experience the adverse effects of climate change — some of which are potentially irreversible — some effects of climate change are likely to be beneficial. Hence, different segments of society can expect to confront a variety of changes and the need to adapt to them.
Page 99 - In addition there is evidence of changes in sea level, glaciers are retreating throughout the world, and the incidence of extreme weather events is increasing in some parts of the world...
Page 100 - ... 30%, methane by more than a factor of two, and nitrous oxide by about 15%. Their concentrations are higher now than at any time during the last 160,000 years, the period for which there are reliable ice-core data, and probably significantly longer. In addition, the atmospheric...
Page 99 - The good news is, however, that the majority of energy experts believe that significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are technically feasible through the use of an extensive array of technologies and policy measures in the energy supply and demand sectors at little or no cost to society.
Page 102 - ... investment. The efficacy and cost-effective use of adaptation strategies will depend upon the availability of financial resources, technology transfer, and cultural, educational, managerial, institutional, legal, and regulatory practices, both domestic and international in scope. Incorporating climate-change concerns into resource-use and development decisions and plans for regularly scheduled investments in infrastructure will facilitate adaptation. 4. ANALYTICAL APPROACH TO STABILIZATION OF...
Page 101 - Impacts of Climate Change, vulnerability is defined as: the extent to which a natural or social system is susceptible to sustaining damage from climate change... Vulnerability is a function of the sensitivity of a system to changes in climate (the degree to which a system will respond to a given change in climate, including...

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