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Climate Change, the Indoor Environment, and Health

Read/Purchase the Report Climate Change, the Indoor Environment, and Health (2011) Amid the considerable research on how climate change may affect public health, one subject has received relatively little attention—the impact of climate change on indoor environments. As the world’s climate changes, buildings that were designed to operate under the “old” climatic conditions may not function …

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Climate Stabilization Targets

  Read/Purchase the Report Climate Stabilization Targets: Emissions, Concentrations, and Impacts Over Decades to Millennia (2011) Emissions of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels have ushered in a new epoch where human activities will largely determine the evolution of Earth’s climate. Because carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is long lived, emissions reductions choices …

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Future Science Opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean

A report from the Academies’ Polar Research Board looks out over the next couple of decades to identify key questions that will drive scientific research in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean and presents opportunities to be leveraged to sustain and improve the science program.

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Global Change and Extreme Hydrology

Read/Purchase the Report Global Change and Extreme Hydrology (2011) As climate change warms the atmosphere, Earth’s hydrology is shifting—with the potential to make floods and droughts more extreme. There is now a pressing need for decision-makers to better understand the ongoing changes in hydrologic extremes in order to make preparations for changing conditions. This report …

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National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces

Read/Purchase the Report National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces (2011) In response to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), the National Research Council appointed a committee operating under the auspices of the Naval Studies Board to study the national security implications of climate change for U.S. naval forces. In conducting this study, …

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Policy Options for Reducing Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissi

Reducing Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Transportation

Read/Purchase the Report Policy Options for Reducing Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Transportation (2011) TRB Special Report 307: Policy Options for Reducing Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Transportation examines the potential for policies to yield major changes in transportation energy use and emissions trends by policy measures targeting cars and light …

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Understanding the Earth’s Deep Past

Read/Purchase the Report Understanding the Earth’s Deep Past: Lessons for Our Climate Future (2011) A better understanding of how Earth will respond to future climate change could be gained by looking tens of millions of years back into Earth’s past, this National Research Council report finds. Without a reduction in emissions, by the end of …

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