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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Environmental Change and Society
Board on Environmental Change and Society
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
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A Decision Framework for Managing the Spirit Lake and Toutle River System at Mount St. Helens  (BESR,WSTB,BECS)
2017

The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington State radically changed the physical and socio-economic landscapes of the region. The eruption destroyed the summit of the volcano,... Read more


Integrating Social and Behavioral Sciences Within the Weather Enterprise  (BASC,BECS,BOHSI)
2017

Our ability to observe and forecast severe weather events has improved markedly over the past few decades. Forecasts of snow and ice storms, hurricanes and storm surge, extreme heat, and other severe... Read more


Valuing Climate Damages: Updating Estimation of the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide  (BECS)
2017

The social cost of carbon (SC-CO2) is an economic metric intended to provide a comprehensive estimate of the net damages - that is, the monetized value of the net impacts, both negative and positive -... Read more


Accomplishments of the U.S. Global Change Research Program  (BASC,BECS)
2017

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is an interagency program, established by the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990, mandated by Congress to “assist the Nation and the world to... Read more



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