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A Review of the Draft 2013 National Climate Assessment

A Review of the Draft 2013 National Climate Assessment (2013) Mandated by the Global Change Research Act, the National Climate Assessment is produced every four years by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. This NRC report evaluates the draft 2013 National Climate Assessment. It provides both practical suggestions for immediate improvements to the document, and …

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Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises

abruptcoverBoth abrupt changes in the physical climate system and steady changes in climate that can trigger abrupt changes in other physical, biological, and human systems present possible threats to nature and society. This report summarizes current knowledge on potential abrupt changes to the ocean, atmosphere, ecosystems, and high latitude areas, and calls for action to help anticipate future abrupt changes and reduce their impacts.

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Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels

Read/Purchase the Report Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels (2013) For a century, almost all light-duty vehicles (LDVs) have been powered by internal combustion engines (ICEs) operating on petroleum fuels. Energy security concerns over petroleum imports and the effect of greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions on global climate are driving interest in alternatives. This report assesses the …

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