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Call for Nominations NS

NAS BuildingLBECS is seeking suggestions for individuals to consider for the membership of its board. 

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Upcoming Events NS

BECS Bi-Annual Meeting
(February 12-13, 2015)

Location: Washington, DC.
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Climate Change Exhibit

Explore an interactive climate change mitigation simulator online exhibit at the Koshland Science Museum. ► More Information

Recent Events NS
Scoping a Workshop on Integrating
Socio-Economic Factors with
Abrupt Change and Extreme Events in Climate Models
This public symposium was part of the semi-annual BECS meeting.



Recent Reports NS

Risk and Risk Governance Issues in Shale Gas Development: Summary of Two Workshops


This report summarizes two workshops convened in May and August 2013 by the Board on Environmental Change and Society to consider and assess claims about the levels and types of risk posed by shale gas development and about the adequacy of existing governance procedures.

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Can Earth's and Society's Systems Meet the Needs of 10 Billion People?


10 Billion LThis report summarizes a workshop convened in October 2013 that explored how to increase the world’s population to 10 billion in a sustainable way while simultaneously increasing their well-being and standard of living. The report examines key issues in the science of sustainability that are related to overall human population size, population growth, aging populations, migration toward cities, and differential consumption, land use change, and by different subpopulations, as viewed through the lenses of both social and natural science.

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