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Science Perspectives on the CCSP Strategic Plan
on observing, understanding and predicting
the climate system and using this information
to serve society. I look forward to seeing how
the Administration moves forward to
implement this plan."
Dr. Richard Anthes
President, University Corporation for
Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
(Available for comment at 303-497-1652)
Dr. Eric J. Barron
The Strategic Plan for the Climate Change
Science Program is based on a clear vision
and includes a set of objectives that are very
responsive to the needs of the scientific
community and the nation. The program is
question-driven, and is dense with milestones,
products and payoffs from the proposed
research. This is an ambitious program that,
when realized, will maintain U.S. leadership in
climate and global change research. The
report is directly responsive to the broad
range of National Research Council reports
designed to support and enable climate and
global change research. The new emphasis on
decision-support and on the communication of
results, including their level of certainty, is to
be applauded. Without a doubt, this
investment in research will yield tangible
benefits that help protect life and property,
promote economic vitality, and enable
environmental stewardship, as well as
promote a greater fundamental understanding
of the Earth system.
Dr. Eric J. Barron
Dean, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Distinguished Professor of Geosciences
Pennsylvania State University
Chairman, Board of Atmospheric Sciences and
Climate, National Academy of Sciences
(Available for comment at 814-865-6546)
Dr. William C. Clark
"This strategic plan for Federal government
research on climate and global change
constitutes a substantial step toward assuring
that concerned decision makers working at
the national and international policy level will
have available the most useful possible
science-based knowledge to support their
deliberations. It is the product of a creative
and commendable year-long process that has
brought new levels of transparency,
consultation, and responsiveness to the
government's research planning process.
While some pieces of the plan are still
underdeveloped, and continued refinement
will surely be necessary, the big question now
is whether the program will be granted
sufficient management authority and
budgetary resources to achieve its goals. But
this document is sufficiently specific about
those goals, the priority actions and targets
for achieving them, and the Cabinet-level
accountability for success, that within two
years it should be unambiguously clear
whether this Administration has the political
will to realize the scientific potential of this
valuable and far-reaching effort."
Dr. William Clark
Harvey Brooks Professor of International
Science, Public Policy and Human
9/29/2009 11:51 AM
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