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People-Environment Interactions

People and Climate Variation

People and Resource Decisions

People and Adaptation to Change

People, Risk, and Resilience

Research, Education, and Evaluation

People and Climate Variation
That the climate is changing has been documented in numerous National Academies reports, especially in the America’s Climate Choices series, on which BECS assisted the lead Board on Atmospheric Science and Climate, which maintains the website Climate Change at the National Academies. The changing climate presents challenges on a number of fronts, both within the research communities, and for society as it strives to make decisions that will maintain human well-being as the world around us changes. BECS provides insights that facilitate research and help decision-makers incorporate social science, with societal concerns, into decisions that otherwise would be only technologically based.


Related Reports

A Review of the Draft 2013 National Climate Assessment  (BASC,BECS)
2013

As mandated by the Global Change Research Act (GCRA), the U.S. Global Change Research Program is currently producing a "National Climate Assessment" (NCA). The NCA is a report to inform the President,... Read more


Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis  (BECS)
2013

Climate change can reasonably be expected to increase the frequency and intensity of a variety of potentially disruptive environmental events--slowly at first, but then more quickly. It is prudent to... Read more


Describing Socioeconomic Futures for Climate Change Research and Assessment:Report of a Workshop  (BECS)
2011

The implications of climate change for the environment and society depend on the rate and magnitude of climate change, but also on changes in technology, economics, lifestyles, and policy that will... Read more


Facilitating Climate Change Responses:A Report of Two Workshops on Insights from the Social and Behavioral Sciences  (BECS)
2010

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, understanding the need for policy makers at the national level to entrain the behavioral and social sciences in addressing the challenges of global climate... Read more


Restructuring Federal Climate Research to Meet the Challenges of Climate Change  (BECS)
2009

Climate change is one of the most important global environmental problems facing the world today. Policy decisions are already being made to limit or adapt to climate change and its impacts, but there... Read more


Informing Decisions in a Changing Climate  (BECS)
2009

Everyone--government agencies, private organizations, and individuals--is facing a changing climate: an environment in which it is no longer prudent to follow routines based on past climatic averages.... Read more


New Directions in Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts, and Adaptation Assessment:Summary of a Workshop  (BECS)
2009

With effective climate change mitigation policies still under development, and with even the most aggressive proposals unable to halt climate change immediately, many decision makers are focusing... Read more


Evaluating Progress of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program: Methods and Preliminary Results  (BECS)
2007

The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) coordinates the efforts of 13 federal agencies to understand why climate is changing, to improve predictions about how it will change in the future, and... Read more


Science for the Sustainability Transition  
2002

Sustainability is one of today s many pressing issues that the National Academies addresses via studies and other mechanisms. National Academies studies relevant to sustainability are numerous and... Read more


Making Climate Forecasts Matter  (BECS)
1999

El Nino has been with us for centuries, but now we can forcast it, and thus can prepare far in advance for the extreme climatic events it brings. The emerging ability to forecast climate may be of... Read more


Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change:Research Pathways for the Next Decade  (BECS,PD)
1999

This publication is extracted from a much larger report, Global Environmental Change: Research Pathways for the Next Decade, which addresses the full range of the scientific issues concerning global... Read more


Global Environmental Change:Understanding the Human Dimensions  (BECS)
1991

Global environmental change often seems to be the most carefully examined issue of our time. Yet understanding the human side--human causes of and responses to environmental change--has not yet... Read more


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