Climate Change Legislation
- June 8 2010: NAPA Input on NOAA Climate Service
- June 3 2010: Analysis of America’s Climate Choices Study
- May 28 2010: Analysis of the Kerry-Lieberman Climate Bill
- Oct. 2009: Joint Scientific Organizations' Letter to Senate on Senate Bill
- Sept. 2009: UCAR Letter to Senate Commerce and EPW Leadership on Senate Bill
- July 2009: Climate Legislation Update
- June 2009: National Climate Services proposals: A Comparison
- May 2009: Summary of the House Science and Technology Comm. markup of the National Climate Service Act
- April 2009: UCAR comments on American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 ("Waxman-Markey Bill")
- The Global Change Research Improvement Act, S. 2307: The purpose of the bill is to update the Global Change Research Act of 1990. Introduced by Kerry, cosponsors: Klobuchar, Nelson, Snowe. Approved by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. No direct House counterpart bill, but the Global Change Research and Data Management Act of 2007, HR. 906, introduced by Congressman Mark Udall, has some similarities.
- The Climate Change Adaptation Act, S. 2355: This bill directs the US Global Change Research Program to develop a National Strategic Plan for Climate Change Adaptation, and NOAA to develop a “National Climate Service” and prepare ocean and coastal impacts assessments and adaptation plans. Introduced by Senator Cantwell, cosponsors: Klobuchar, Kerry, Lautenberg. Approved by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. There is no House companion bill. UCAR has provided comments, which have influenced the language of the bill considerably, and has been generally supportive of this bill. But we do have some reservations regarding potential overreach by NOAA and the need for clear roles for and coordination with other federal agencies.
- The Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act, S. 1581: Introduced by Senator Lautenberg and 7 cosponsors. Approved by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, this bill has a house counterpart, the FOARAM Act, HR. 4174, introduced by Allen with 14 cosponsors. Passed the House 7/9/08 (House Report 110-749) and has been placed on the Senate Calendar.
Scientific Organizations' Statements on Policy
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2007
- Joint Science Academies' Statement 2008
- American Geophysical Union (AGU)
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- American Chemical Society (ACS)
- American Physical Society (APS)
- American Meteorological Society (AMS)
- Federation of American Scientists