Prepare the Nation for Change
Across America and around the world, people are making decisions to effectively minimize and prepare for global change. USGCRP creates a strong scientific foundation for informing and enabling these decisions.
Assess the U.S. Climate
Assessments are essential tools for linking science and decision making. USGCRP has a legal mandate to conduct a National Climate Assessment every four years, the most recent of which was released in May 2014.
The long-term strength of U.S. global change research depends on close engagement with international efforts. USGCRP's international partnerships enhance scientific exchange and enable more informed, science-based decisions—domestically and globally.
Link Climate & Health
Climate change has direct and indirect effects on human health. USGCRP coordinates climate and health-related research, assessment, and engagement efforts in partnership with organizations in the U.S. and around the world.
Provide Data & Tools
Decision makers need global change information that is centrally accessible, clearly described, authoritative, and relevant. To meet this need, USGCRP is developing a new web-based approach to information provision.
Make Our Science Accessible
As the leading Federal authority on global change science, USGCRP and our member agencies play a key role in engaging and educating citizens about climate and related global change.