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Antarctic Climate Change in the 20th and 21st centuries: Extracts from the Executive Summary of SCAR’s Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment (ACCE) Review Report

Description: The instrumental period began in the Antarctic with the International Geophysical Year, about 50 years ago. The snapshot we have of the climate during this period is tiny in the long history of the continent. Determining how the environment of the Antarctic will evolve over the next century presents challenges. Climate models are the only means we have of providing synoptic views of future environmental behaviour, albeit crudely and at coarse resolution. However, the effects of increased greenhouse gases are already evident, and the effects of their expected increase over the next century, if they continue to rise at the current rate, will be remarkable because of their speed.
Date: October 2010
Creator: WWF (Organization)
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Global warming potential estimates for the C₁–C₃ hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) included in the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol

Description: This article reports global warming potentials (GWPs) for all C₁-C₃ hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) based on estimated atmospheric lifetimes and theoretical methods used to calculate infrared absorption spectra.
Date: January 10, 2018
Creator: Papanastasiou, Dimitrios K.; Beltrone, Allison; Marshall, Paul & Burkholder, James B. (James Bart), 1954-
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

2011 National Emissions Inventory, version 2 Technical Support Document

Description: A report which provides a national compilation of emissions sources collected from state, local, and tribal air agencies as well as emissions information from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions program including the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), emissions trading programs such as the Acid Rain Program, and data collected as part of EPA regulatory development for reducing emissions of air toxics.
Date: 2011
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Climate Treaties and Models: Issues in the International Management of Climate Change

Description: This paper seeks to place the issue of climate change within an international context. Specifically, it addresses the feasibility of forging treaty agreements among countries to achieve significant worldwide reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases.
Date: June 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Forest Carbon Markets: Potential and Drawbacks

Description: This report describes current markets for forest carbon sequestration, the potential for using forest to offset other sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and the drawbacks related to forest carbon sequestration efforts.
Date: May 24, 2010
Creator: Gorte, Ross W. & Ramseur, Jonathan L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A human Health Perspective on Climate Change: A report Outlining the Research Needs on the Human Health Effects of Climate Change

Description: The Interagency Working Group on Climate Change and Health (iWGCCH) is an ad hoc group formed by participating federal agencies and organizations at the invitation of the National institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following the January 2009 'Workshop on a Research Agenda for Managing the Health Risks of Climate Change, ' sponsored by the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, research, and medicine. This report identifies gaps in knowledge of the consequences for human health of climate change, and suggests research to address them. The content, views, and perspectives presented in this report are solely those of the authors, and do not reflect the official views, policies, or implied endorsement of any of the individual participating federal agencies or organizations.
Date: April 22, 2010
Creator: Interagency Working Group on Climate Change and Health (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fast Facts 1990-2014

Description: This fact sheet presents statistics on the levels of green house gases in the United States.
Date: April 2016
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Global Climate Change Initiative (GCCI): Budget Authority and Request, FY2010-FY2014

Description: This report discusses the financial assistance for global climate change initiatives in developing countries. The Global Climate Change Initiative (GCCI) -- one of the three main pillars to the 2010 directive -- aims to integrate climate change considerations into relevant foreign assistance, from FY2008 enacted funding request for FY2010 through the FY2014.
Date: September 12, 2013
Creator: Lattanzio, Richard K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Governor Palin signs Administrative Order creating the Climate Change Sub-Cabinet

Description: This report discusses building the state's knowledge of the actual and foreseeable effects of climate warming in Alaska. Developing appropriate measures and policies to prepare communities in Alaska for the anticipated impacts from climate change. Providing guidance regarding Alaska's participation in regional and national efforts addressing causes and effects of climate change
Date: July 2008
Creator: Sarah Palin
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Who Needs what to Implement the Kyoto Protocol?: An Assessment of Capacity Building Needs in 33 Developing Countries

Description: For African countries, it is imperative to increase capacity for implementing both the Climate Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, in view of the continent’s vulnerability to the adverse impacts of climate change, including the threat to food security and sustainable development. The country surveys, which are framed around the list of perceived capacity building needs annexed to Decision 10/CP.5, provided insight into the capacity building needs of the project-countries. Hence, the aspects examined during the assessment exercise reflect some of the concerns of African countries; and the stakeholders’ responses can be taken as indications of the capacity building needs of the African countries assessed.
Date: October 2001
Creator: UNITAR with the Consortium for North-South Dialogue on Climate Change
Partner: UNT Libraries

General Assembly of North Carolina Session 2005: Session Law 2005-442 Senate Bill 1134

Description: An act to establish the legislative commission on global climate change: to direct the commission to study issues related to global warming, the emerging carbon economy, and whether it is appropriate and desirable for the state to establish a global warming pollutant reduction goal; and, if the commission determines that the establishment of a goal is appropriate and desirable, to authorize the commission to develop a recommended goal.
Date: September 2005
Creator: North Carolina Enacts
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Habitats at Risk: Global Warming and Species Loss in Globally Significant Terrestrial Ecosystems

Description: This report studies how global warming could affect the planet's "crown jewels" of nature and rates Canada among those most vulnerable. Released by the David Suzuki Foundation and the World Wildlife Fund, the report highlights the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Date: February 2002
Creator: Malcolm, Jay R.; Liu, Canran; Miller, Laurie B.; Allutt, Tom & Hansen, Lara
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Arctic Climate Feedbacks: Global Implications

Description: Report describing sea-level rise and the associated flooding of coastal regions that may affect more than a quarter of the world’s population. It includes sections on atmospheric and ocean circulation feedbacks, ice sheets and sea-level rise feedbacks, marine and land carbon cycle feedbacks, and methane hydrate feedbacks.
Date: November 2009
Creator: Sommerkorn, Martin
Partner: UNT Libraries

Powering America Myths vs. Facts in the US Energy and Global Warming Debates

Description: Powering America Myths vs. Facts in the US Energy and Global Warming Debates A Study for: World Wildlife Fund Tellus Institute Boston, . environmental regulations, and indefinitely postpone our obligation to protect the global climate – no matter the long-term impacts and costs. President. global warming later on. Indeed, had such demand-side efforts been underway sooner our current predicaments could have been avoided or lessened. Globally.. Today, the United States produces less than 12 percent of global oil supplies. Even with strenuous efforts by the Bush Administration.
Date: May 2001
Creator: Tellus Institute Boston, MA
Partner: UNT Libraries

Farming’s Climate-Smart Future: Placing Agriculture at The Heart of Climate - Change Policy

Description: This publication highlights the ‘cause and effect’ relationship between agriculture and climate change. It observes that a range of practices– ‘climate-smart agriculture’ – could increase food production, help farmers to become more resilient to global warming and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
Date: 2011
Creator: Pye-Smith, Charlie
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Projections of Global Emissions of Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases in 2050

Description: This is the result of a German study which underlines once more the urgent need for measures to reduce F-gas emissions. Global emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) will increase to 4 gigatonnes of CO2 equivalents by 2050 if no political mitigation measures are taken. The contribution of F-gases to global warming is projected to grow from 1.3% (2004) to 7.9% of total direct CO2 emissions.
Date: November 2009
Creator: Gschrey, Barbara; Schwarz, Winfried & Öko-Recherche
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Texas' Global Warming Solutions: A Study for World Wildlife Fund

Description: This report outlined and evaluated a plan through which the United States could reduce its annual carbon-dioxide emissions by about 654 million metric tons of carbon (MtC) by 2010, 36 percent below businesses-usual projections for that year. This brings 2010 emissions to 14 percent below 1990 emissions, thereby exceeding the reductions required under the Kyoto Protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The study also found that these reductions could be obtained with net economic savings, almost 900,000 net additional jobs, and significant decreases in pollutant emissions that damage the environment, and are harmful to human health, especially of children and elderly.
Date: February 2000
Creator: Bernow, Stephen; Dougherty, William; Dunbar & Goldberg, Marshall
Partner: UNT Libraries

Assembly Bill No. 32 CHAPTER 488

Description: California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. This bill would require Air Resources Board (ARB) to adopt a statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit equivalent to the statewide greenhouse gas emissions levels in 1990 to be achieved by 2020. ARB shall adopt regulations to require the reporting and verification of statewide greenhouse gas emissions and to monitor and enforce compliance with this program. AB 32 directs Climate Action Team established by the Governor to coordinate the efforts set forth under Executive Order S-3-05 to continue its role in coordinating overall climate policy.
Date: September 2006
Creator: Secretary of State
Partner: UNT Libraries