Global Environmental Change: Research Pathways for the Next Decade
National Research Council 1999. Global Environmental Change: Research Pathways for the Next Decade. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. 616 pp. (Committee member: Sarachik)
How can we understand and rise to the environmental challenges of global change? One clear answer is to understand the science of global change, not solely in terms of the processes that control changes in climate and the composition of the atmosphere, but in how ecosystems and human society interact with these changes. In the last two decades of the twentieth century, a number of such research efforts--supported by computer and satellite technology--have been launched. Yet many opportunities for integration remain unexploited, and many fundamental questions remain about the earth's capacity to support a growing human population.
UW Climate Impacts Group