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Pew Center on Global Climate Change
IN 1998, WITH a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts, and within the context of increasing concern over the impact of climate change, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change was established. It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, independent organization. The role of the Pew Center is to build a bank of credible information about climate change and its impacts, and to try to provide solutions to the problems created by climate change. The Pew Center aims to provide an objective forum for research, and development of sensible solutions and policy suggestions. Underpinning this mission is the commitment by Pew Center staff to educate policymakers and the general community about the causes and consequences of climate change. In so doing, the Pew Center has commissioned many significant reports on the impacts of climate change in various contexts, including domestic and international policy, economic and environmental impacts, and practical solutions. For example, ...