Under Executive Orders (EO) 13514 and 13653, President Obama directed Federal agencies to evaluate and prepare for climate-related risks to ensure that they can continue to meet their missions and serve the American public as climate changes. A key component of USGCRP’s work to prepare the Nation for...
Since 1989, the U.S.
In particular, Our Changing Planet highlights progress and accomplishments in interagency activities. These highlights represent the broad spectrum of USGCRP activities that extend from Earth system observations, modeling, and fundamental research through synthesis and assessment, decision support, education, and public engagement.
With the release of the Third National Climate Assessment (see related Highlight 9) came a spike in public demand for information about
Vision – A Nation,globally engaged and guided by science, meeting the challenges of climate and
Goal 1 – Advance Science: Advance scientific knowledge of the integrated natural and human components of the Earth system.
Goal 2 – Inform Decisions: Provide the scientific basis to inform and enable timely decisions on
Through its annual funding of START (the