The National Research Council released today a new report, "America's Climate Choices", the final volume of the "America's Climate Choices" suite of activities. The report examines the nation’s options for responding to the risks posed by climate change. The report concludes that it is imprudent to further delay actions to substantially reduce greenhouse emissions, and offers a series of recommendations for national policy. The primary recommendation is for the nation to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with the "most effective strategy" to "begin ramping down emissions as soon as possible". The NAS recommendations also include mobilization for adaptation to climate change, including adaptation planning and implementation "at all levels of society".
A PDF of the entire report can be downloaded for personal use. It will make sobering reading.