National Global Change Research Plan 2012-2021: A Strategic Plan for the U. S. Global Change Research Program

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Source: U.S. Global Change Research Program
From the press release:

The Obama Administration today released a 10-year strategic plan for research related to global change, identifying priorities that will help state and local governments, businesses, and communities prepare for anticipated changes in the global environment, including climate change, in the decades ahead. …

Federal research under the USGCRP has for two decades focused largely on detailed documentation of specific environmental changes by satellite and other Earth-observing technologies and the development of sophisticated computer models of the Earth’s climate system to predict how such changes will manifest in the near-term. In the ten years going forward that emphasis will expand to incorporate the complex dynamics of ecosystems and human social-economic activities and how those factors influence global change.

+ Link to full report (PDF; 31.29 MB)
+ Link to fact sheet (PDF; 814 KB)

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