Our Changing Planet: The U.S. Climate Change Science Program for Fiscal Year 2008

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This report describes the activities and plans of the Climate Change Science Program (CCSP), which incorporates the U.S. Global Change
Research Program, established under the Global Change Research Act of 1990, and the Climate Change Research Initiative, established by the President in 2001. CCSP coordinates and integrates scientific research on climate and global change supported by 13 participating departments and agencies of the U.S. Government.
The document describes a wide range of advances in understanding the underlying processes responsible for climate variability and change, such as advances in understanding of climate change at high latitudes. It also describes progress on understanding the ongoing
and projected effects of climate change on nature and society, including the interconnected relationships between climate, forests, and wildfire. The document also describes how observational and predictive capabilities are being improved and used to create tools to
support decision making at local, regional, and national scales to cope with environmental variability and change.

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Creation Date: 2007  
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Place of Publication: Washington, DC
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  • Creation: 2007
Description:

This report describes the activities and plans of the Climate Change Science Program (CCSP), which incorporates the U.S. Global Change
Research Program, established under the Global Change Research Act of 1990, and the Climate Change Research Initiative, established by the President in 2001. CCSP coordinates and integrates scientific research on climate and global change supported by 13 participating departments and agencies of the U.S. Government.
The document describes a wide range of advances in understanding the underlying processes responsible for climate variability and change, such as advances in understanding of climate change at high latitudes. It also describes progress on understanding the ongoing
and projected effects of climate change on nature and society, including the interconnected relationships between climate, forests, and wildfire. The document also describes how observational and predictive capabilities are being improved and used to create tools to
support decision making at local, regional, and national scales to cope with environmental variability and change.

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This document describes the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) for FY 2008. It provides a summary of the achievements of the program, an analysis of the progress made, and budgetary information. It thereby responds to the annual reporting requirements of the U.S. Global Change Research Act of 1990 (Section 102, P. L. 101-606). It does not express any regulatory policies of the United States or any of its agencies, or make any findings of fact that could serve as predicates for regulatory action. Agencies must comply with required statutory and regulatory processes before they could rely on any statements in this document or by the CCSP as a basis for regulatory action.

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vii, 212 p. : col.ill.

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Keyword(s): climate variability and change | laws and regulations | decision-support resources | ethics | atmospheric composition | water cycle | Carbon cycle | ecosystems
Added Title: A Report by the Climate Change Science Program and The Subcommittee on Global Change Research A Supplement to the President's Fiscal Year 2008 Budget
Series Title: Our Changing Planet
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