Sustainability & the Environment

Science Information for Policymakers

Global Climate Change
  • Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report
    Summarizes observed changes in climate and their effects, causes of observed changes, projections of future change and related impacts, adaptation and mitigation options and key remaining uncertainties. The report is based on the assessment of the three working groups of the IPCC.
  • Global Change Impacts in the United States, June 16, 2009.
    Summarizes the science and the impacts of climate change in the U.S. now and in the future. Includes impacts on different regions, society and the economy. The report is based primarily on 21 reports from work by 13 federal agencies.
  • Synthesis and Assessment Products
    SAPs integrate research results that are focused on important science issues and aimed to support informed discussion and decision making regarding climate variability and change by policy makers, resource managers, stakeholders, the media, and the general public.

National Research Council

Congressional Research Service

Resources for the Future

Pew Center on Global Change

ACS Science & the Congress Briefings

Other sources

Carbon Capture & Sequestration
Environmental Education