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Briefing Date:06/06/2001
Topic:Climate Change Science: An Analysis of Some Key Questions

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Sciences

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Briefing
Wednesday, June 6, 2001
HC-8, The Capitol

on

CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE: An Analysis of Some Key Questions

by

F. Sherwood Rowland, Donald Bren Research Professor of Chemistry and Earth System Science, University of California at Irvine, and Member, Committee on the Science of Climate Change, Division on Earth and Life Sciences, National Research Council, The National Academies

Responding to a request from the Bush Administration, this new report from the National Academies sums up science's current understanding of global climate change. The report characterizes warming trends over the last 100 years, examines what may be in store for the 21st century and comments on the extent to which warming may be attributable to human activity.

Climate Change Science was publicly released at the end of this briefing. A copy of the full report can be found on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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