Monday, May 17, 2010

National Academies of Sciences to Release Three Climate Choices Reports

The US National Academies of Sciences is planning to release on May 19, 2010 a series of three reports under the auspices of the America's Climate Choices program.

The three reports are:

Advancing the Science of Climate Change - which focuses on the scientific evidence regarding human-induced climate change and future research needs,

Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change
- which assesses options for limiting greenhouse gas emissions and taking other actions to reduce the magnitude of climate change, and

Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change - which focuses on options to improving the nation's capacity to adapt to climate change impacts.

A public briefing will be held at the National Academy of Sciences building, 2110 C St., NW, Washington DC beginning at 10 am EDT. The public is invited to the briefing and should RSVP to attend at If you can't attend in person you can also watch a live video webcast and submit questions at

Ralph J. Cicerone, president of the National Academy of Sciences, will deliver opening remarks, and members of the panels that authored the reports will discuss the reports findings and take questions.

NAS' America's Climate Choices also includes two additional reports that will be released later this year: one entitled "Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change" will examine how best to provide decision makers with information on climate change, while the other will be "an overarching report that looks across the topics of the four panel reports to offer an integrated view of the challenges and opportunities in the nation's efforts to confront climate change."

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