Appendixes



The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement



Below are the first 10 and last 10 pages of uncorrected machine-read text (when available) of this chapter, followed by the top 30 algorithmically extracted key phrases from the chapter as a whole.
Intended to provide our own search engines and external engines with highly rich, chapter-representative searchable text on the opening pages of each chapter. Because it is UNCORRECTED material, please consider the following text as a useful but insufficient proxy for the authoritative book pages.

Do not use for reproduction, copying, pasting, or reading; exclusively for search engines.

OCR for page 147
Appendixes

OCR for page 147

OCR for page 147
Appendix A Examples of Bills with a Significant Climate Change Component Considered in the 110th Congress Bill Comments HR 6—Energy In- Omnibus energy act (enacted). Among dependence and other things, directs DOE to carry out re- Security Act of search and development relating to 2007 (P.L. 110-40) alternative energy sources, including biofu- els and geothermal. Directs DOE to carry out carbon capture and sequestration re- search and development and demonstration programs, authorizing $1.4B in appropria- tions for these actions. S 280—Climate Would establish program for market-driven Stewardship and reduction of greenhouse gases via emis- Innovation Act of sions trading program, would require EPA to 2007 establish greenhouse gas database. Also would authorize $60M in appropriations for NOAA abrupt climate change research. (HR 4266 was the House version.) 149

OCR for page 147
150 APPENDIX A Bill Comments HR 906—Global Would reauthorize the U.S. Global Change Change Research Research Program to focus on decision and Data Man- support needs, and would require prepara- agement Act of tion of national vulnerability assessments on 2007 a 5-year cycle. Would also require prepara- tion of a report to Congress on coordinating federal climate data management and ar- chiving. S 1018/HR 1961— Would require DOD, DOS, and ODNI to take Global Climate specified actions related to estimating ef- Change Security fects of climate change on national security, Oversight Act would authorize DOD research on climate change. S 1581/HR 4174— Would direct DOC to establish a NOAA Federal Ocean ocean acidification research program, au- Acidification Re- thorizing $70M in appropriations. Another search and Senate version is S 2211. Monitoring Act of 2007 S 1874— Would establish a carbon market efficiency Containing and board to analyze carbon market information Managing Climate and to intervene in such a market. Costs Efficiently Act S 2156—Science Would direct DOI to establish a USBR cli- and Engineering to mate change adaptation program, including Comprehensively authorizing the funding of water resources Understand and research, and would direct DOE to assess Responsibly En- risk of climate change to hydropower gen- hance Water Act eration.

OCR for page 147
APPENDIX A 151 Bill Comments S 2191—America’s Would require EPA to establish a green- Climate Security house gas registry and trading system, Act of 2007 (“Lie- would also establish a carbon market effi- berman bill”) ciency board. S 2204—Global Would require DOI and DOC to establish Warming Wildlife national strategies for maintaining wildlife Survival Act populations/marine ecosystems in view of climate change effects, and would require USGS to examine effects of climate change on listed species. HR 2338—Global Would require DOI to promulgate a national Warming Wildlife strategy for mitigating climate change im- Survival Act pacts on wildlife. Would require establishment of a science program within USGS to conduct research on impacts of warming on wildlife and habitat, and to pro- vide science support to federal resource management agencies on such topics. HR 2342—National Would direct the president to establish a Integrated Coastal coastal and ocean observation system to, and Ocean Obser- among other things, improve the ability to track vation Act of 2008 and predict climate variability and change. S 2355—Climate Among other things, would establish a na- Change Adaptation tional climate service within NOAA, would Act require DOC to prepare regional assess- ments on coastal and ocean vulnerability to climate change, and would require DOC to provide grants to coastal states for develop- ing coastal and ocean adaptation plans. S 2970/HR 6297— Would require EPA, in cooperation with Climate Change DOC, DOE, and DOI, to fund an applied re- Drinking Water search program on drinking water utility Adaptation Re- adaptation to climate change. Would au- search Act thorize $275M in appropriations.

OCR for page 147
152 APPENDIX A Bill Comments HR 5453—Coastal Would establish a DOC coastal climate State Climate change adaptation planning and response Change Planning program, and would authorize grants to Act of 2008 coastal states for implementation. S 2307—Global Would amend the Global Change Research Change Research Act to establish a National Climate Service Improvement Act within NOAA. of 2007 NOTES: DOC = Department of Commerce; DOD = Department of De- fense; DOE = Department of Energy; DOI = Department of Interior; DOS = Department of State; EPA = Environmental Protection Agency; NOAA = National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; ODNI = Office of the Director of National Intelligence; USBR = U.S. Bureau of Reclamation; USGS = U.S. Geological Survey.