February 28, 2007
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FROM VOLUME 4, NUMBER 7, JULY 1991
MAJOR U.S. REPORTS ISSUED
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
is distributing copies of Policy Options for Stabilizing Climate. (See
Reports/Of General Interest, this Global Climate Change Digest issue--July
1991.) Mandated by Congress in 1986, the evaluation involves the contributions
of hundreds of individuals within and outside the federal government. A public
review draft was circulated in 1989. The Foreword to the final version states it
has been extensively revised, especially the modeling scenarios that underlie
much of the analysis, and checked for consistency and thoroughness against other
recent, major reports including those of the IPCC, the Office of Technology
Assessment (Global Climate Change Digest, Reports/United States, Mar.),
and the National Research Council (see below).
In June 1991, the second of four panel reports on Policy Implications of
Greenhouse Warming was released as a prepublication manuscript by the
National Academies of Sciences and Engineering and the Institute of Medicine.
(See ReportsOf General Interest, this Global Climate Change Digest issue--July
1991.) It expands the chapter on mitigation options contained in the synthesis
report released in April (Global Climate Change Digest, News, May 1991).
Reports of two other panels (scientific basis, impacts and adaptation options)
are forthcoming. The study is supported by federal (U.S. EPA) and private funds.
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