Research supported by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science
focuses on the effects of energy production and use on the global
climate system. The research seeks to understand regional and
global climate response to changes in greenhouse gas and aerosol
concentrations. Research covers five focus areas: 1) Climate Change Process Research, 2) Climate Change Modeling, 3) Climate Change Ecological Effects, 4) Carbon Sequestration Research, and 5) Climate Change Education and Infrastructure.
DOE supports climate change research at its National Laboratories and other public and private research institutions, including universities. In support of the USGCRP, the DOE Office of Science's Climate Change Research Program will continue to support climate change research that is generating the scientific knowledge base needed to (1) inform the public discussion about climate change; (2) support scientific considerations of energy policy options related to climate change; and (3) provide the scientific foundations and tools that can be used by the Nation to plan for, adapt to, and mitigate climate change.
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