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AAAS Panel Says Issues Beyond Cap and Trade Are Critical for Climate Change Discussions
With recent cap and trade climate legislation apparently stalled in the U.S. Senate, a panel at the AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy urged policy makers and scientists to look at climate change issues beyond simply reducing emissions.
Greenhouse gas restrictions should be a critical component of the nation’s climate change response, the panelists agreed. But they also called for more attention to other dimensions of climate change: adaptation as another major way to cope with or avoid harmful impacts; the potential benefits of geoengineering; the implications of climate change on national security; and the role that scientists should, or should not, play in high-profile policy debates.
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