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Abrupt Climate Change Research Act of 2003

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Abrupt Climate Change Research Act of 2003

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A bill to provide for the development and coordination of a comprehensive and integrated United States research program that assists the people of the United States and the world to understand, assess, and predict human-induced and natural processes of abrupt climate change.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
05/13/2004Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator McCain without amendment. With written report No. 108-263.
06/02/2003Introduced in Senate

All Actions (4)

Date
05/13/2004Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 514.
Action By: Senate
05/13/2004Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator McCain without amendment. With written report No. 108-263.
Action By: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
03/09/2004Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Action By: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
06/02/2003Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]* 06/02/2003
Sen. Jeffords, James M. [I-VT]* 06/02/2003
Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]* 06/02/2003
Sen. Snowe, Olympia J. [R-ME]* 06/02/2003

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation06/02/2003 Referred to
03/09/2004 Markup by
05/13/2004 Reported by S. Rept. 108-263

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Reported to Senate without amendment (05/13/2004)

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Abrupt Climate Change Research Act of 2003 - Directs the Secretary of Commerce to establish within the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and carry out, a scientific research program on abrupt climate change. Lists as purposes of the program: (1) to develop a global array of terrestrial and oceanographic indicators of paleoclimate in order to sufficiently identify and describe past instances of abrupt climate change; (2) to improve understanding of thresholds and nonlinearities in geophysical systems related to the mechanisms of abrupt climate change; (3) to incorporate such mechanisms into advanced geophysical models of climate change; and (4) to test the output of such models against an improved global array of records of past abrupt climate changes.

Authorizes appropriations.