by National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory in Corvallis, Or .
Written in English
|Statement||edited by Peter A. Beedlow and David T. Tingey; Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Western Ecology Division, Corvallis, Oregon.|
|Contributions||Beedlow, P. A., Tingey, David T., United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development., National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (U.S.). Western Ecology Division.|
|LC Classifications||QC981.8.C5 S932 2007|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||1 v., various pagings :|
|LC Control Number||2008612702|
Get this from a library! A summary of NHEERL ecological research on global climate change. [P A Beedlow; David T Tingey; United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development.; National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (U.S.). Western Ecology Division.;]. After reviewing several options (see Chapter 5), the panel came to the conclusion that the Global Change Research Act of , which established the USGCRP, provides the legislative authority needed to implement a strategically integrated climate change research program (Global Change Research Act, P.L. , Ti Chapter 56A, Climate Change Science: An Analysis of Some Key Questions, a new report by a committee of the National Research Council, characterizes the global warming trend over the last years, and examines what may be in store for the 21st century and the extent to which warming may be attributable to human activity. Climate change, the periodic modification of Earth’s climate caused by changes in the atmosphere and interactions between the atmosphere and various other geologic, chemical, biological, and geographic factors. Learn how climate has changed since the last ice age and throughout longer stretches of geologic time.
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