The U.S. Climate Change Science Program. Vision for the Program and Highlights of the Scientific Strategic Plan
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY
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Climate shapes the environment, natural resources, the economy, and other aspects of life in all countries of the world. Natural and human induced changes in climate, as well as the options suggested for adapting to or slowing changes, may have substantial environmental, economic, and societal consequences. Decision makers, resource managers, and other interested citizens need reliable science-based information to make informed judgments regarding policy and actions. Figure 1 illustrates some of the range and complexity of the climate system elements that must be considered in addressing short- and long-term climate change issues.
- Atmospheric Physics