Coverart for item
The Resource Informing an effective response to climate change, America's Climate Choices: Panel on Informing Effective Decisions and Actions Related to Climate Change, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource)

Informing an effective response to climate change, America's Climate Choices: Panel on Informing Effective Decisions and Actions Related to Climate Change, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource)

Label
Informing an effective response to climate change
Title
Informing an effective response to climate change
Statement of responsibility
America's Climate Choices: Panel on Informing Effective Decisions and Actions Related to Climate Change, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Global climate change is one of America's most significant long-term policy challenges. Human activity--especially the use of fossil fuels, industrial processes, livestock production, waste disposal, and land use change--is affecting global average temperatures, snow and ice cover, sea-level, ocean acidity, growing seasons and precipitation patterns, ecosystems, and human health. Climate-related decisions are being carried out by almost every agency of the federal government, as well as many state and local government leaders and agencies, businesses and individual citizens. Decision makers must contend with the availability and quality of information, the efficacy of proposed solutions, the unanticipated consequences resulting from decisions, the challenge of implementing chosen actions, and must consider how to sustain the action over time and respond to new information. Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change, a volume in the America's Climate Choices series, describes and assesses different activities, products, strategies, and tools for informing decision makers about climate change and helping them plan and execute effective, integrated responses. It discusses who is making decisions (on the local, state, and national levels), who should be providing information to make decisions, and how that information should be provided. It covers all levels of decision making, including international, state, and individual decision making. While most existing research has focused on the physical aspect of climate change, Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change employs theory and case study to describe the efforts undertaken so far, and to guide the development of future decision-making resources. Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change offers much-needed guidance to those creating public policy and assists in implementing that policy. The information presented in this book will be invaluable to the research community, especially social scientists studying climate change; practitioners of decision-making assistance, including advocacy organizations, non-profits, and government agencies; and college-level teachers and students."--Publisher's description
Member of
Dewey number
363.73874560973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
National Research Council (U.S.)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
Series statement
America's Climate Choices
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • United States
Label
Informing an effective response to climate change, America's Climate Choices: Panel on Informing Effective Decisions and Actions Related to Climate Change, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Many different decision makers are making choices to respond to climate change -- Decision frameworks for effective responses to climate change -- Resources for effective climate decisions -- Climate services: informing America about climate variability and change, impacts, and response options -- Informing greenhouse gas management -- International information needs -- Education and communication
Control code
ocn726823473
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 325 pages)
Form of item
online
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726823473
Label
Informing an effective response to climate change, America's Climate Choices: Panel on Informing Effective Decisions and Actions Related to Climate Change, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Many different decision makers are making choices to respond to climate change -- Decision frameworks for effective responses to climate change -- Resources for effective climate decisions -- Climate services: informing America about climate variability and change, impacts, and response options -- Informing greenhouse gas management -- International information needs -- Education and communication
Control code
ocn726823473
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 325 pages)
Form of item
online
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726823473

Library Locations

    • InternetBorrow it
      Albany, Auckland, 0632, NZ
Processing Feedback ...