The National Research Council released a new report, America's Climate Choices, which offers a scientific framework for shaping the policy choices underlying the nation's efforts to confront climate change.  To mark the release of the report, the Research Council held a public event. Video from that event is available in two sessions.

Ralph J. Cicerone, president, National Academy of Sciences

Heidi Cullen, interim CEO and director of communications, Climate Central

Committee on America's Climate Choices

  • Albert Carnesale, University of California Los Angeles and chair of the committee
  • William Chameides, Duke University and vice chair of the committee
  • Donald Boesch, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Marilyn Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Thomas Dietz, Michigan State University
  • Robert Fri, Resources for the Future
  • James Geringer, Environmental Systems Research Institute
  • Philip Sharp, Resources for the Future
  • Robert Socolow, Princeton University

News Release

Previous reports in the America's Climate Choices series include:
Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change
Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change
Advancing the Science of Climate Change
Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change

The project was requested by Congress and is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council are independent, nonprofit institutions that provide science, technology, and health policy advice under an 1863 congressional charter.