New & Notable


Climate Intervention

This two-volume report finds that proposed climate intervention technologies are not ready for wide-scale deployment and are no substitute for reductions in carbon dioxide emissions and adaptation efforts to combat climate change.


Climate Change: Evidence and Causes

The leadership of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the U.K.'s Royal Society convened a UK-US team of leading climate scientists to produce this brief, readable reference document for individuals seeking authoritative information on the some of the questions that continue to be asked.



  • BASC Newsletter

  • Climate Change at the Academies

    This wide-ranging website brings together resources from across the Academies.

  • Mission Statement

    BASC is the focal point within the National Academies for activities related to the atmospheric and climate sciences.

  • Advice to the US Global Change Research Program

    This standing committee provides ongoing and focused advice to the US Global Change Research Program. The committee is broadly constituted to bring expertise in all the areas addressed by the USGCRP and is supported by the expertise of many units across the National Research Council.