Tuesday, July 05, 2005


Science Academies Issue Statements On Climate Change, African Development

 June 7 -- The U.S. National Academy of Sciences joined 10 other national science academies today in calling on world leaders, particularly those of the G8 countries meeting next month in Scotland, to acknowledge that the threat of climate change is clear and increasing, to address its causes, and to prepare for its consequences. Sufficient scientific understanding of climate change exists for all nations to identify cost-effective steps that can be taken now to contribute to substantial and long-term reductions in net global greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. The statement echoes the findings and recommendations of several previous reports by the U.S. National Academies.

Statement on Climate Change (388 KB file, requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Report: Policy Implications of Greenhouse Warming: Mitigation, Adaptation, and the Science Base (1992)

Report: Climate Change Science: An Analysis of Some Key Questions (2001)

Report: Implementing Climate and Global Change Research: A Review of the Final U.S. Climate Change Science Program Strategic Plan (2004)

Statement on African Development (215 KB file, requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Report: Inventing a Better Future : A Strategy for Building Worldwide Capacities in Science and Technology


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