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Title: Comprehensive plan for carbon dioxide effects research and assessment. Part I: the global carbon cycle and climatic effects of increasing carbon dioxide

Abstract

The well-documented increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has lead to concern about the impact on the world's climate. To obtain answers to the many questions raised by this issue requires a research program of considerable magnitude and scope conducted over at least a decade. Presented here is an outline of some of the specific research needed to attack the problems. These problems are: (1) What will be the future atmospheric concentrations of CO/sub 2/, (2) What will be the climatic effect of these concentrations, (3) What will be the effect on the biological and physical environment of these climate changes coupled with the increases of CO/sub 2/, (4) What, if any, will be the effects of these changes on human societies, and (5) In the event that these changes are undesirable, what actions can be taken to prevent them. The research outlined in this document addresses mainly the first two questions because there are the first steps in defining the problems.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Department of Energy, Washington, DC (USA). Office of Carbon Dioxide Research and Assessment
OSTI Identifier:
5569186
Report Number(s):
DOE/TIC-11161
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; CARBON DIOXIDE; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; RECOMMENDATIONS; CARBON CYCLE; CLIMATES; GREENHOUSE EFFECT; POLLUTION SOURCES; SOCIAL IMPACT; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; 520200* - Environment, Aquatic- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 290300 - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety; 530100 - Environmental-Social Aspects of Energy Technologies- Social & Economic Studies- (-1989)

Citation Formats

. Comprehensive plan for carbon dioxide effects research and assessment. Part I: the global carbon cycle and climatic effects of increasing carbon dioxide. United States: N. p., 1978. Web. doi:10.2172/5569186.
. Comprehensive plan for carbon dioxide effects research and assessment. Part I: the global carbon cycle and climatic effects of increasing carbon dioxide. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/5569186
. Mon . "Comprehensive plan for carbon dioxide effects research and assessment. Part I: the global carbon cycle and climatic effects of increasing carbon dioxide". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/5569186. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5569186.
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abstractNote = {The well-documented increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has lead to concern about the impact on the world's climate. To obtain answers to the many questions raised by this issue requires a research program of considerable magnitude and scope conducted over at least a decade. Presented here is an outline of some of the specific research needed to attack the problems. These problems are: (1) What will be the future atmospheric concentrations of CO/sub 2/, (2) What will be the climatic effect of these concentrations, (3) What will be the effect on the biological and physical environment of these climate changes coupled with the increases of CO/sub 2/, (4) What, if any, will be the effects of these changes on human societies, and (5) In the event that these changes are undesirable, what actions can be taken to prevent them. The research outlined in this document addresses mainly the first two questions because there are the first steps in defining the problems.},
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