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National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change

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Works: 35 works in 91 publications in 1 language and 20,736 library holdings
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Classifications: GF75, 363.7
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Most widely held works by National Research Council (U.S.).
Global environmental change : understanding the human dimensions by Paul C Stern( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Prologue -- 2. Global change and social science -- 3. Human causes of global change -- 4. Human consequences and responses -- 5. Problems of theory and method -- 6. Data needs -- 7. Human resources and organizational structures -- 8. A National research program on the human dimensions of global change
The drama of the commons by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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People and pixels : linking remote sensing and social science by Committee on the human dimensions of global change (Etats-Unis)( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

História de aplicações do sensoriamento remoto e as ciências sociais
Environmentally significant consumption : research directions by Paul C Stern( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New tools for environmental protection : education, information, and voluntary measures by Thomas Dietz( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Population, land use, and environment : research directions( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population, Land Use, and Environment: Research Directions offers recommendations for future research to improve understanding of how changes in human populations affect the natural environment by means of changes in land use, such as deforestation, urban development, and development of coastal zones. It also features a set of state-of-the-art papers by leading researchers that analyze population-land useenvironment relationships in urban and rural settings in developed and underdeveloped countries and that show how remote sensing and other observational methods are being applied to these issues. This book will serve as a resource for researchers, research funders, and students
Public participation in environmental assessment and decision making by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advocates of public participation believe it improves environmental assessment and decision making; detractors criticize it as ineffective and inefficient. The term public participation, as used in this book, includes organized processes adopted by elected officials, government agencies, or other public- or private-sector organizations to engage the public in environmental assessment, planning, decision making, management, monitoring, and evaluation. These processes supplement traditional forms of public participation (voting, forming interest groups, demonstrating, lobbying) by directly involving the public in executive functions that, when they are conducted in government, are traditionally delegated to administrative agencies. The goal of participation is to improve the quality, legitimacy, and capacity of environmental assessments and decisions.. This book ... assesses whether, and under what conditions, public participation achieves the outcomes desired. Claims from all sides are considered and evaluated as a central point of the study, in order to provide an overall assessment of the merits and failings of participation. It also offers guidance to practitioners and identifies directions for further research
Human dimensions of global environmental change : research pathways for the next decade by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describing socioeconomic futures for climate change research and assessment : report of a workshop by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The implications of climate change for the environment and society depend on the rate and magnitude of climate change, but also on changes in technology, economics, lifestyles, and policy that will affect the capacity both for limiting and adapting to climate change. Describing Socioeconomic Futures for Climate Change Research and Assessment reviews the state of science for considering socioeconomic changes over long time frames and clarifies definitions and concepts to facilitate communication across research communities. The book also explores driving forces and key uncertainties that will affect impacts, adaptation, vulnerability and mitigation in the future. Furthermore, it considers research needs and the elements of a strategy for describing socioeconomic and environmental futures for climate change research and assessment. Describing Socioeconomic Futures for Climate Change Research and Assessment explores the current state of science in scenario development and application, asserting that while little attention has been given to preparing quantitative and narrative socioeconomic information, advances in computing capacity are making development of such probabilistic scenarios a reality. It also addresses a number of specific methodological challenges and opportunities and discusses opportunities for a next round of assessments."--Publisher's description
Climate change education : goals, audiences, and strategies : a workshop summary by Sherrie Forrest( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The global scientific and policy community now unequivocally accepts that human activities cause global climate change. Although information on climate change is readily available, the nation still seems unprepared or unwilling to respond effectively to climate change, due partly to a general lack of public understanding of climate change issues and opportunities for effective responses. The reality of global climate change lends increasing urgency to the need for effective education on earth system science, as well as on the human and behavioral dimensions of climate change, from broad societal action to smart energy choices at the household level. The public's limited understanding of climate change is partly the result of four critical challenges that have slowed development and delivery of effective climate change education. As one response to these challenges, Congress, in its 2009 and 2010 appropriation process, requested that the National Science Foundation (NSF) create a program in climate change education to provide funding to external grantees to improve climate change education in the United States. To support and strengthen these education initiatives, the Board on Science Education of the National Research Council (NRC) created the Climate Change Education Roundtable. The Roundtable convened two workshops. Climate Change Education Goals, Audiences, and Strategies is a summary of the discussions and presentations from the first workshop, held October 21 and 22, 2010. This report focuses on two primary topics: public understanding and decision maker support. It should be viewed as an initial step in examining the research on climate change and applying it in specific policy circumstances"--Publisher's description
Human interactions with the carbon cycle : summary of a workshop by Paul C Stern( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New directions in climate change vulnerability, impacts, and adaptation assessment : summary of a workshop by Jennifer F Brewer( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With effective climate change mitigation policies still under development, and with even the most aggressive proposals unable to halt climate change immediately, many decision makers are focusing unprecedented attention on the need for strategies to adapt to climate changes that are now unavoidable. The effects of climate change will touch every corner of the world's economies and societies; adaptation is inevitable. The remaining question is to what extent humans will anticipate and reduce undesired consequences of climate change, or postpone response until after climate change impacts have altered ecological and socioeconomic systems so significantly that opportunities for adaptation become limited. This book summarizes a National Research Council workshop at which presentations and discussion identified specific needs associated with this gap between the demand and supply of scientific information about climate change adaptation. --
Review of CCSP draft synthesis and assessment product 5.3 : decison- support experiments and evaluations using seasonal to interannual forecasts and observational data by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study offered an independent peer review for a synthetic document being produced for the CCSP. It found the draft document to be in a fairly early stage of development and noted several issues needing attention in the revision. The draft was inconsistent across sections with respect to whether or not it accepted two assumptions: that more skillful forecasts necessarily have greater value, and that the most useful form of information is a projected future value of an outcome parameter with an uncertainty distribution. Available scientific evidence gives reason to question these assumptions, and the draft did not discuss the evidence. Among other issues needing attention, the review called for the revised draft to do more to substantiate its claims of the potential benefits of knowledge-action networks and to give more careful consideration to the appropriate balance of roles between governmental and private efforts
Science priorities for the human dimensions of global change( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research and networks for decision support in the NOAA Sectoral Applications Research Program by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reliability growth enhancing defense system reliability( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifying the culprit : assessing eyewitness identification by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Eyewitnesses play an important role in criminal cases when they can identify culprits. Estimates suggest that tens of thousands of eyewitnesses make identifications in criminal investigations each year. Research on factors that affect the accuracy of eyewitness identification procedures has given us an increasingly clear picture of how identifications are made, and more importantly, an improved understanding of the principled limits on vision and memory that can lead to failure of identification. Factors such as viewing conditions, duress, elevated emotions, and biases influence the visual perception experience. Perceptual experiences are stored by a system of memory that is highly malleable and continuously evolving, neither retaining nor divulging content in an informational vacuum. As such, the fidelity of our memories to actual events may be compromised by many factors at all stages of processing, from encoding to storage and retrieval. Unknown to the individual, memories are forgotten, reconstructed, updated, and distorted. Complicating the process further, policies governing law enforcement procedures for conducting and recording identifications are not standard, and policies and practices to address the issue of misidentification vary widely. These limitations can produce mistaken identifications with significant consequences. What can we do to make certain that eyewitness identification convicts the guilty and exonerates the innocent? Identifying the Culprit makes the case that better data collection and research on eyewitness identification, new law enforcement training protocols, standardized procedures for administering line-ups, and improvements in the handling of eyewitness identification in court can increase the chances that accurate identifications are made. This report explains the science that has emerged during the past 30 years on eyewitness identifications and identifies best practices in eyewitness procedures for the law enforcement community and in the presentation of eyewitness evidence in the courtroom. In order to continue the advancement of eyewitness identification research, the report recommends a focused research agenda. Identifying the Culprit will be an essential resource to assist the law enforcement and legal communities as they seek to understand the value and the limitations of eyewitness identification and make improvements to procedures."--Publisher's description
Review of the U.S. Global Change Research Program's Update to the Strategic Plan Document by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civic engagement and social cohesion : measuring dimensions of social capital to inform policy by Kenneth Prewitt( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People's bonds, associations and networks - as well as the civil, political, and institutional characteristics of the society in which they live - can be powerful drivers affecting the quality of life among a community's, a city's, or a nation's inhabitants and their ability to achieve both individual and societal goals. Civic engagement, social cohesion, and other dimensions of social capital affect social, economic and health outcomes for individuals and communities. Can these be measured, and can federal surveys contribute toward this end? Can this information be collected elsewhere, and if so, how should it be collected? Civic Engagement and Social Cohesion identifies measurement approaches that can lead to improved understanding of civic engagement, social cohesion, and social capital - and their potential role in explaining the functioning of society. With the needs of data users in mind, this report examines conceptual frameworks developed in the literature to determine promising measures and measurement methods for informing public policy discourse. The report identifies working definitions of key terms; advises on the feasibility and specifications of indicators relevant to analyses of social, economic, and health domains; and assesses the strength of the evidence regarding the relationship between these indicators and observed trends in crime, employment, and resilience to shocks such as natural disasters. Civic Engagement and Social Cohesion weighs the relative merits of surveys, administrative records, and non-government data sources, and considers the appropriate role of the federal statistical system. This report makes recommendations to improve the measurement of civic health through population surveys conducted by the government and identifies priority areas for research, development, and implementation
Measuring what we spend : toward a new consumer expenditure survey by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Global environmental change : understanding the human dimensions
Alternative Names

controlled identityNational Research Council (U.S.). Board on Environmental Change and Society

CHDGC

Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change.

Committee on Human Dimensions of Global Change

Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change.

HDGC

National research council

National Research Council Commission on the Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change

National Research Council Committee on Human Dimensions of Global Change

National Research Council Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change

National Research Council Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change

National research council Etats-Unis Committee on the human dimensions of global change

National Research Council (Spojené státy americké). Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change

National Research Council (Spojené státy americké) Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change

National Research Council (Spojené státy americké). Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change

National Research Council (U.S.). Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change

National Research Council (U.S.) Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change

National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change

National Research Council (Waszyngton). Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change.

National Research Council (Waszyngton). Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change.

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The drama of the commonsPeople and pixels : linking remote sensing and social scienceEnvironmentally significant consumption : research directionsNew tools for environmental protection : education, information, and voluntary measuresPopulation, land use, and environment : research directionsPublic participation in environmental assessment and decision makingHuman dimensions of global environmental change : research pathways for the next decadeDescribing socioeconomic futures for climate change research and assessment : report of a workshop