Friday, November 21, 2008

Climate Change - Australian Impact

Climate change - An Australian Guide to the Science and Potential Impacts, Australian Greenhouse Office, 2003

"This guide sets out the main facts and uncertainties regarding climate change, and helps provide Australians with policy-relevant, but not policy-prescriptive, advice and source material. It is largely based on, and consistent with, the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC TAR) published in 2001. However, this guide has been substantially updated with relevant summaries of the latest international and Australian observations, scientific developments, and studies regarding the impacts of, and adaptation to climate change in Australia."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Re: "policy-relevant, but not policy-prescriptive" ... when do you think governments (everywhere) are going to screw up the courage to be policy prescriptive? "Voluntary measures" sure as #@! aren't working.

When it comes to safeguarding life on Earth, "relevant" seems rather, ah, weak.

Julie Johnston