US Report Convinces on Emissions Reduction

Earlier this week, the US National Research Council released three reports on climate change calling for decisive action to limit carbon emissions.

Originally commissioned by Congress in 2008, the documents push for a greenhouse gas emissions “budget” limiting overall emissions with a measurable goal for government and industry. It stops short of a specific target but the New York Times said “advocates of climate and energy legislation embraced the reports.”

The New York Times piece points to the reports as clear evidence of the human impact on the planet. It contends that “climate change is a reality and is driven mostly by human activity” - a point that environmentalists have been making for decades.

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