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Title:Potential Impacts of Climate Change on the U.S.: The Need for Action
Author(s):Wuebbles, Don
Subject(s):climate change
Abstract:Concern about the potential impacts of global warming is one of the most important issues facing humanity. The available evidence strongly indicates that human activities are playing the most significant role in bringing about recent changes in climate, especially in the last four decades. Wuebbles coauthored a recent federal authorized assessment that analyzes how these changes are likely to impact the United States. This presentation focuses on the state of the science and the resulting basis for mitigation policies and emissions reductions. Don Wuebbles is a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He received his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of California at Davis. Wuebbles previously worked as a research scientist and group leader at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is the author of almost 400 scientific articles, and is currently a member of the team preparing a new assessment of the understanding of potential climate impacts for the U.S. government. He, along with many others, shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Issue Date:2009-10-28
Series/Report:2009 Greenhouse Gas and Sustainability Symposium
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-05-15

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