Press Release: Report Details New Information on Climate Change Impacts

For Immediate Release:
June 29, 1999

Contact: Kelly Sullivan/Heather Fass
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Report Details New Information on Climate Change: Including Impacts on Temperature, Sea Level, Precipitation and Extreme Weather Events

U.S. Specific Information Included

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Pew Center on Global Climate Change will release a new report, which examines the science of climate change. The news conference is scheduled for Tuesday, June 29 at 10:00 am in the Zenger Room, National Press Club.

The analysis is based on the most recent data from preliminary versions of four new emissions scenarios identified by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES).

The Pew Center was established in May 1998 by the Pew Charitable Trusts, one of the nation's largest philanthropies and an influential voice in efforts to improve the quality of America's environment. The Pew Center is conducting studies, launching public education efforts, promoting climate change solutions globally and working with businesses to develop marketplace solutions to reduce greenhouse gases. The Pew Center includes the Business Environmental Leadership Council, which is composed of 21 major, largely Fortune 500, corporations. The companies do not contribute financially to the Pew Center. The Pew Center is led by Eileen Claussen the former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.

WHAT: - Pew Center on Global Climate Change to release report, "The Science of Climate Change: Global and U.S. Perspectives"

WHO: - Tom M.L. Wigley, National Center for Atmospheric Research and author of the report - Eileen Claussen, Executive Director, Pew Center on Global Climate Change

WHEN: - Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at 10:00 am

WHERE: - Zenger Room, National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW