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Date: June 25, 2013

President Obama Reveals Climate Change Action Plan

President Obama unveiled a plan today that aims to cut carbon pollution, prepare the U.S. for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to combat climate change. 

The National Research Council has produced a number of consensus reports on these and related issues that may be of use to policymakers, researchers, business owners, and the public as they consider ways to address climate change and develop innovative solutions.

America’s Climate Choices

·         Advancing the Science of Climate Change

·         Limiting the Magnitude of Climate Change

·         Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change

·         Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change

·         America’s Climate Choices Final Report

·         Videos on climate change evidence, impacts, and choices

·         Booklet available in English and Spanish

Climate Stabilization Targets: Emissions, Concentrations, and Impacts Over Decades to Millennia

Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington: Past, Present, and Future

Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative

America’s Energy Future

·         Electricity from Renewable Resources: Status, Prospects, and Impediments

·         Liquid Transportation Fuels from Coal and Biomass: Technological Status, Costs, and Environmental Impacts

·         Real Prospects for Energy Efficiency in the United States

·         America's Energy Future: Technology and Transformation

Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels

Effects of U.S. Tax Policy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Other resources available:

·         Introduction to Climate Modeling

·         Projects and activities from the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate and Board on Environmental Change and Society

·         Transportation Research Board projects related to transportation and climate change