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November 2005

Cover of "Our Changing Planet, Fiscal Year 2006" and link to reportOur Changing Planet.  The U.S. Climate Change Science Program for Fiscal Year 2006.  A Report by the Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. A Supplement to the President’s Fiscal Year 2006 Budget. See also press release (dated and posted 10 November 2005) from the U.S. Climate Change Science Program. The hardcopy version of the report is available free of charge from the GCRIO Online Catalog.  (posted 9 November 2005)

April 2005

Impacts of Modeled Recommendations of the National Commission on Energy Policy.  Report (dtd April 2005) from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  "This report provides EIA's analysis of those National Commission on Energy Policy (NCEP) energy policy recommendations that could be simulated using the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS). "

Preparation of Fourth U.S. Climate Action ReportFederal Register notice from the U.S. Department of State, 8 April 2005.  The U.S. Government is currently preparing its fourth national communication to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  The report is due by 1 January 2006. This announcement solicits contributions and input on the issues to be covered in the report. Written comments should be received on or before noon, April 29, 2005.  The State Department intends to make available for public review a draft report in summer 2005. (link posted 18 April 2005)

January 2005

Uncertainty in Analyzing Climate Change: Policy Implications. [PDF; 3.1 Mb] Report (dtd January 2005) from the United States Congress, Congressional Budget Office. "This Congressional Budget Office (CBO) paper—prepared at the request of the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works—provides an overview of the sources of uncertainty that limit the understanding of climate change and complicate the assessment of policies to address it. The paper provides examples of the different ways that
analysts have addressed those uncertainties in formulating policy recommendations, illustrates the practical difficulties in doing so, and demonstrates the sensitivity of policy results to variations in assumptions about uncertain elements. Finally, it discusses the implications of uncertainty
for three different types of policy responses: research and development, mitigation of
greenhouse gas emissions, and adaptation to a warmer climate. In keeping with CBO’s mandate to provide objective, nonpartisan analysis, this paper makes no recommendations." (link posted 27 January 2005)

Radiative Forcing of Climate Change: Expanding the Concept and Addressing Uncertainties.  Report (released 16 Dec 2004) from the National Academies' Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. The report, requested by the CCSP, examines the current state of knowledge regarding the direct and indirect radiative forcing effects of gases, aerosols, land-use, and solar variability on the climate of the Earth's surface and atmosphere. It also identifies research needed to improve our understanding of these effects. (link posted January 2005)

 


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