Acknowledgments

his report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the NRC's Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their participation in their review of this report:

DOUG ARENT, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

DONALD F. BOESCH, University of Maryland

VIRGINIA BURKETT, U.S. Geological Survey

ROBERT DICKINSON, The University of Texas at Austin

DAVID GOLDSTON, Natural Resources Defense Council

DENNIS HARTMANN, University of Washington

JEANINE A. JONES, California Department of Water Resources

THOMAS R. KARL, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

ARTHUR LEE, ChevronTexaco Corporation, San Ramon

GERALD A. MEEHL, National Center for Atmospheric Research

JERRY M. MELILLO, Marine Biological Laboratory

WILLIAM D. NORDHAUS, Yale University

ARISTIDES A.N. PATRINOS, Synthetic Genomics, Inc.

ORTWIN RENN, Institute of Management and Technology

RICHARD RICHELS, Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.

THOMAS C. SCHELLING, University of Maryland

ROBERT H. SOCOLOW, Princeton University

AMANDA STAUDT, National Wildlife Federation

MICHAEL TOMAN, The World Bank

JOHN M. WALLACE, University of Washington

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Andrew Solow (Marine Policy Center) and Robert Frosch (Harvard

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

University). Appointed by the National Research Council, they were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution.

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