PERTH, SCOTLAND, Mar. 19 -/E-Wire/-- In a formal invitation sent to former Vice-President Al Gore’s Tennessee address and released to the public, Lord Monckton has thrown down the gauntlet to challenge Gore to what he terms “the Second Great Debate,” an internationally televised, head-to-head, nation-unto-nation confrontation on the question, “That our effect on climate is not dangerous.”
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Global climate change is among today’s most visible and controversial areas of science-based policy. By almost any measure — number of researchers, size of budgets, attention from the public and from policymakers — the importance of this field has grown dramatically during the last decade. The collective annual budget of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), a clearinghouse organization charged with coordinating research sponsored by a dozen different US government agencies, hovers near $1.8 billion (U.S. Global Change Research Program, 1998). Although the USGCRP covers many areas in addition to atmospheric science, a large number of these — including oceanography, ecology, agriculture, and forest studies — are linked via the question of how a changing climate may affect them.
The full report can be found here: http://www.si.umich.edu/~pne/PDF/dataladen.pdf.
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