Countdown to Kyoto, Parts I-III: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session, October 7, 9, and November 6, 1997, Part 1

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1998 - Air - 2418 pages
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Contents

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Mr Fred L Smith Jr President Competitive Enterprise Institute Washing
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Dr Robert T Watson Chair Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
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Coal Industry
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Dr W David Montgomery Vice President Charles River Associates Wash
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Regional Projections
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Mr Marc W Chupka Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy and International
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Dr Patrick J Michaels Professor of Environmental Sciences University
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Malaria and Global Warming
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Costs of a Climate Change Agreement
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Theories of Thomas Gale Moore
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Biography
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Countdown to Kyoto Part I The Science of a Global
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Countdown to Kyoto Part I The Science of a Global
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Impact of Industrial Country Emissions on Climate
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Role of Aerosols
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Is Climate Change Underway?
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Theoretical Limits of the Predictability of Global Climate
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Relative Impact of Various Greenhouse Gases
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Countdown to Kyoto Part II Economics of a Global
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Dr Joseph J Romm Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency
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Energy Cost Subsidization by the U S and Other Nations
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Mr Micheal Buckner Research Director United Mine Workers of America
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Dr Stephen J DeCanio Professor of Economics University of California
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Countdown_to Kyoto Part III The Administra
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Technologies Policies and Measures for Mitigating Cli
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Contents
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Introduction
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Industrial Sector
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Energy Supply Sector
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Agriculture Sector
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J Gregory M Hooert A Jain M Lal R Leemans
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Simulating Climatic Change
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Page 589 - Affirming that responses to climate change should be coordinated with social and economic development in an integrated manner with a view to avoiding adverse impacts on the latter, taking into full account the legitimate priority needs of developing countries for the achievement of sustained economic growth and the eradication of poverty...
Page 45 - J. Antsaklis received his Diploma in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1972 and his M.Sc and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Brown University, Providence, RI in 1974 and 1977, respectively.
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Page 596 - IPCC scenario (IS92e) combined with a "high" value of climate sensitivity gives a warming of about 3.5C. In all cases the average rate of warming would probably be greater than any seen in the last 10,000 years, but the actual annual to decadal changes would include considerable natural variability. Regional temperature changes could differ substantially from the global mean value. Because of the thermal inertia of the oceans, only 50-90% of the eventual equilibrium temperature change would have...
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