Our Changing Planet: The U.S. Climate Change Science Program for Fiscal Year 2010

Description:

The 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 that was 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 highlights recent advances and progress supported by CCSP-participating agencies in each of the program's research and observational elements, as called for in the Strategic Plan for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program released in July 2003, and later modified in the 2008 CCSP Revised Research Plan. The document also describes how observational and predictive capabilities are being improved and used to create tools to support decisionmaking at local, regional, and national scales to cope with environmental variability and change.

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Creation Date: September 2009
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UNT Libraries
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Environmental Policy Collection
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Creator (Author):
Creator (Author):
Gutierrez, Carlos M.

Secretary of Commerce. Chair, Committee on Climate Change Science and Technology Integration.

Creator (Author):
Bodman, Samuel W.

Secretary of Energy. Vice Chair, Committee on Climate Change Science and Technology Integration

Creator (Author):
Marburger, John H.

Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy. Executive Director, Committee on Climate Change Science and Technology Integration

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  • Creation: September 2009
Description:

The 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 that was 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 highlights recent advances and progress supported by CCSP-participating agencies in each of the program's research and observational elements, as called for in the Strategic Plan for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program released in July 2003, and later modified in the 2008 CCSP Revised Research Plan. The document also describes how observational and predictive capabilities are being improved and used to create tools to support decisionmaking at local, regional, and national scales to cope with environmental variability and change.

Note:

This document describes the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) for FY 2010. 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 USGCRP as a basis for regulatory action.

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[iv], 158 p. : col. ill.

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Keyword(s): environmental policy | laws and regulations | ethics | atmospheric composition | climate variability and change | water cycle | Carbon cycle | ecosystems
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Added Title: A Report by the Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research: A Supplement to the President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2010
Series Title: Our Changing Planet
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UNT Libraries
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Environmental Policy Collection
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Resource Type: Book
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