Time Line 

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SCIENCE
POLICY

1967

General Circulation Model of Manabe and Wetherald

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1978

Global Weather Experiment

National Climate Program

1979

Satellite Data

World Climate Conference

1981

The Council of Environmental Quality publish report on energy consumption and climate change

World Climate Research Program (WCRP)

1982

Solar Activity

NASA workshop/report

1985

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The Second International Conference

1986

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International Geosphere-Biosphere Program
International Social Sciences Council

1987

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Climate Protection Act
Committee on Earth Sciences established

1988

IPCC formed
EPA issues report on the effects of climate change on the US
Department of Energy issues "State of the Art Reports"

First International Conference on Changing Atmosphere

1989

Hansen testifies before Congress
Climate System Modeling Program

Hague Summit
Noordwijk Conference

1990

First Scientific Assessment (IPCC)
EPA issues second report
INC/FCCC established

Second World Climate Conference
AMS Policy Statement

1992

First Scientific Assessment Updated (IPCC)

Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro -- UNFCCC

1993

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The Climate Change Action Plan

1994

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AOSIS propose regulation

1995

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Conference of Parties-1 in Berlin

1996

Climate Change 1995 (IPCC) (May)
Ocean Fertilization

Conference of Parties-2 in Geneva

1997

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Conference of Parties-3 in Kyoto
Leipzig Declaration

1998

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Conference of Parties-4 in Buenos Aries

1999

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Conference of Parties-5 in Bonn

2000

IPCC Third Assessment Report

Conference of Parties-6

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