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The archives on this page are listed in reverse chronological order:

2007

Early Release of the Reference Case from the Annual Energy Outlook 2008. The AEO2008 presents long-term projections of energy supply, demand, and prices through 2030. The AEO2008 Early Release only includes the reference case, which projects that energy-related U.S. CO2 emissions would increase 25% from 2006 through 2030. The full publication, including complete documentation and over 30 additional cases examining energy markets will be released early 2008. (link posted 13 December 2007)

Climate Change: Science Update 2007 [PDF] Report (dated 29 November 2007) from the Congressional Research Service. (link posted 29 Nov 2007)

A Time for Change: Improving the Federal Climate Change Research and Information Program. Hearing (on 14 Nov 2007) before the U.S. Congress, Senate, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.

Earth Observations from Space: The First 50 Years of Scientific Achievements Report (released November 2007) from the National Research Council. (link posted 9 November 2007)

Examining the Human Health Impacts of Global Warming. Hearing (held on 23 Oct 2007) before the U.S. Congress, Senate, Committee on Environment and Public Works. (link posted 23 Oct 2007)

Climate Change Research: Agencies Have Data-Sharing Policies but Could Do More to Enhance the Availability of Data from Federally Funded Research [PDF]. Report (released 23 Oct 2007) from the U.S. Congress, Government Accountability Office (GAO). Also available: report highlights [PDF]. (links posted 23 Oct 2007)

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites: Progress Has Been Made, but Improvements Are Needed to Effectively Manage Risks [PDF]. Report (release 23 October 2007) from the U.S. Congress, Government Accountability Office (GAO). Also available: report highlights [PDF] . (links posted 23 Oct 2007)

Hearing Examines Black Carbon and Global Warming. Hearing (18 Oct 2007) held by the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Disappearing Polar Bears and Permafrost: Is a Global Warming Tipping Point Embedded in the Ice? Hearing (17 October 2007) before the U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Committee on Science and Technology. Witnesses included Dr. Richard Alley (Pennslvania State University), Dr. Glenn Juday (University of Alaska) , Dr. Sue Haseltine (Department of Interior), and Ms. Kassie R. Siegel (Center for Biological Diversity). (links posted 17 Oct 2007)

Arctic Sea Ice Shatters All Previous Record Lows. "Diminished summer sea ice leads to opening of the fabled Northwest Passage." Press release (dtd 1 October 2007) from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). (link added 1 Oct 2007).

The Contribution of the Social Sciences to the Energy Challenge. Hearing before the U.S. Congress, House, Committee on Science and Technology, 25 September 2007.

Scientific assessments of the impacts of global climate change on wildfire activity in the United States. Hearing before the U.S. Congress, Senate, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, 24 September 2007. (link posted 25 September 2007)

Changes in climate and land use have a larger direct impact than rising CO2 on global river runoff trends. Article (dtd 18 Sep 2007) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. (link posted 25 Sep 2007)

Research and Networks for Decision Support in the NOAA Sectoral Applications Research Program. Report (released September 2007) by the National Research Council's Panel on Design for the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) "Sector Applications Research Program" (SARP). "This new program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is devoted to making climate data and forecasts accessible to decision makers who must address the effects of climate change and variability on coasts, natural resources, and human populations. This report recommends ways the program can improve communication between climate scientists and decision makers." (posted 24 September 2007)

Energy and Economic Impacts of Implementing Both a 25-Percent RPS and a 25-Percent RFS by 2025. Report (dtd Sep 2007) from the Energy Information Administration. (link posted 11 Sep 2007)

Arctic Sea Ice Update. Posting (dtd 9 & 10 September 2007) from the National Snow and Ice Data Center. "In this update, find out how much 'perennial' Arctic sea ice we have lost, as well as more background on the reason for this season's decline." (link posted 11 Sep 2007)

Climate Change: Agencies Should Develop Guidance for Addressing the Effects on Federal Land and Water Resources. Report (dtd 6 September 2007) from the U.S. Congress, Government Accountability Office. (link posted 6 September 2007)

Frequently Asked Questions from the IPCC's "Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis." Nineteen FAQs (each as a separate PDF file) from the Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, first published in 2007.

U.S. Climate Action Report -- 2006. National Communication submitted on 27 July 2007 to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. (link posted 29 July 2007)

DOE Issues Report on Cost and Performance of Fossil Energy Plants. Baseline Estimates Will Help Measure Progress and Establish R&D Needs Press release (dtd 27 June 2007) from National Energy Technology Laboratory.

Public Review Draft of U.S. Climate Action Report -- 2006. Fourth National Communication of the U.S. under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The review draft is open for public comment until noon, 1 June 2007 (extended from the original deadline of 18 May 2007). See also Federal Register notice of 4 May 2007. (link updated 18 May 2007)

Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Summary for Policymakers. Links to information related to the Contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. (posted 6 April 2007)

Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Links to information related to the Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

2006



Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2004 [PDF] Published April 2006 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Provides a broad overview of all U.S. greenhouse gas emission sources and sinks, introduces key concepts, and discusses the primary drivers for changes in emissions. Includes sections addressing emissions from energy, industrial processes, solvent use, agriculture, land-Use change & forestry, and waste.

State of the Arctic Thirty-six page report by J. Richter-Menge et al., published in October 2006 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory. NOAA OAR Special Report, Contribution 2952.

Mapping New Terrain: Climate Change and America's West. "Anticipating Challenges to Western Mountain Ecosystems and Resources." Twenty-eight page report from the Consortium for Integrated Climate Research in Western Mountains. Mis. Pub., PSW-MISC-77, Albany, CA, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. July 2006.

Our Changing Planet. The U.S. Climate Change Science Program for Fiscal Year 2007. A Report by the Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research.

U.S. Climate Change Technology Program Strategic Plan Report from the U.S. Climate Change Technology Program (published September 2006). 223 pages.

Excessive Heat Events Guidebook [2006]. Publication available from the GCRIO Online Catalog. The report is published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. 52 pages. June 2006.

Ecosystems and Climate change: Research Priorities for the US Climate Change Science Program [2006] Product available from the GCRIO Online Catalog. (posted 8 Jun 2006)

Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments: Building Bridges Between Climate Sciences and Society New publication available from GCRIO Online Catalog. (posted 8 Jun 2006)

Temperature Trends in the Lower Atmosphere: Steps for Understanding & Reconciling Differences [2006] Product added to the GCRIO Online Catalog. (posted 10 May 2006)

Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States: 2004. Executive Summary [2006] Product available from the GCRIO Online Catalog. (posted 10 Apr 2006)

Our Changing Planet. The U.S. Climate Change Science Program for FY 2006 (CD) [2006] Product available from the GCRIO Online Catalog. (posted 14 Feb 2006)

See Library for earlier postings,
extending back to 1990

For another extensive collection of new material, see the "New" listing on the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) web site.


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