UN-Sigma Xi Climate Change Report

On February 27, 2007, the United Nations Foundation and Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society released Confronting Climate Change: Avoiding the Unmanageable and Managing the Unavoidable, the final report of the Scientific Expert Group on Climate Change and Sustainable Development. The report outlines a roadmap for preventing unmanageable climate changes and adapting to the degree of change that can no longer be avoided.

Confronting Climate Change was written by an international panel of scientists co-chaired by Sigma Xi past-president Peter Raven, director of the Missouri Botanical Garden, and Rosina Bierbaum, dean of the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and the Environment. John Holdren, director of Woods Hole Research Center, was among the co-authors. The expert team was invited by the UN's Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Secretariat to the CSD, to make recommendations on key mitigation and adaptation needs.