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Climate Change: Evidence and Causes

Climate Change Evidence and Causes Booklet

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The U.S. National Academy of Sciences and The Royal Society released “Climate Change: Evidence & Causes,” a new publication produced jointly by the two institutions, on February 27, 2014 at an event hosted by Miles O’Brien of the PBS Newshour.

View the archived webcast of the February 27, 2014 release event here.

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About the Document

The leadership of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the U.K.’s Royal Society convened a UK-US team of leading climate scientists to produce this brief, readable reference document for decision makers, policy makers, educators, and other individuals seeking authoritative information on the some of the questions that continue to be asked.

The publication makes clear what is well-established and where understanding is still developing. It echoes and builds upon the long history of climate-related work from both national academies, as well as on the newest climate-change assessment from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It touches on current areas of active debate and ongoing research, such as the link between ocean heat content and the rate of warming.

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Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone
President of the National Academy of Sciences
Prof. Sir Paul Nurse
President of the Royal Society
Lead author (UK)
Dr. Eric Wolff
University of Cambridge
Lead author (US)
Dr. Inez Fung
University of California, Berkeley