America's Climate Choices
The National Research Council has issued three reports (Advancing the Science of Climate Change, Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change and Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change) examining how the nation can combat the effects of climate change. The reports are part of a congressionally requested suite of five studies known as America's Climate Choices.
The reports are:
Advancing the Science of Climate Change - While noting that there is always more to learn and that the scientific process is never "closed," this book emphasizes that multiple lines of evidence support scientific understanding of climate change.
Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change - Substantially reducing greenhouse gas emissions will require prompt and sustained efforts to promote major technological and behavioral changes, says Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change.
Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change - This book notes that policymakers need to anticipate a range of possible climate conditions and that uncertainty about the exact timing and magnitude of impacts is not a reason to wait to act.