ERIC Number: ED258833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Feb-28
Reference Count: N/A
Carbon Dioxide and the Greenhouse Effect. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight and the Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Agriculture Research and Environment of the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Respresentatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session. (No. 119).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science and Technology.
Increased levels of carbon dioxide have contributed to the problematic phenomenon known as the greenhouse effect. Evidence has indicated that the rise in carbon dioxide levels could be accurately correlated with a rise in the Earth's mean temperature, a shrinking of the polar icecaps, and a resulting rise in the Earth's mean sea level. The problems resulting from this situation are reviewed in these proceedings. Individuals presenting testimony and/or providing prepared statements (and when applicable, supporting documentation) include: Carl Sagan; John Trabalka; Wallace Broecker; William Jenkins; John Hoffman; Thomas Malone; Rafe Pomerance; and James Kane. Topic areas disucssed are: (1) climate sensitivity; (2) carbon dioxide's effect on crops; (3) role of the oceans and rise in sea level; and (4) preindustrial carbon dioxide levels. A research timetable and program strategies are presented for reducing the greenhouse effect. One of the strategies emphasized by the Department of Energy is the expansion of a basic knowledge based on carbon dioxide buildup. It is recommended that data collection in this area precede impact assessments, plans, and policy options. (ML)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science and Technology.