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- Main Title Climate Change: State of Knowledge
Author: Environmental division, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the PresidentCreator Type: OrganizationCreator Info: Washington, DC
Name: U.S. Global Change Research ProgramPlace of Publication: Washington, DCAdditional Info: www.usgcrp.gov
- Creation: 1995-03
- Content Description: This brief report describes that the Earth's climate is predicted to change because human activities are altering the chemical composition of the atmosphere. The buildup of greenhouse gases-primarily carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and chlorofluorocarbons-is changing the radiation balance of the planet. The basic heat-trapping property of these greenhouse gases is essentially undisputed. However, there is considerable scientific uncertainty about exactly how and when the Earth's climate will respond to enhanced greenhouse gases. The direct effects of climate change will include changes in temperature, precipitation, soil moisture, and sea level. Such changes could have adverse effects on ecological systems, human health, and socio-economic sectors.
- Physical Description: 10 p. : ill.
- Keyword: climate variability and change
- Keyword: human contributions and responses
- Keyword: atmospheric composition
Name: Environmental Policy CollectionCode: ESDC
Name: UNT LibrariesCode: UNT
- URL: http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/documents/CCSOKNOW.html
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc11852
- Display Note: A later (1997) updated version of this report is available as PDF file and is available in hardcopy from the GCRIO Online Catalog.