The report reviews a draft strategic plan from the U.S. Climate Change Science Program, a program formed in 2002 to coordinate and direct U.S. efforts in climate change and global change research. The U.S. Climate Change Science Program incorporates the decade-old Global Change Research Program and adds a new component -- the Climate Change Research Initiative -- whose primary goal is to "measurably improve the integration of scientific knowledge, including measures of uncertainty, into effective decision support systems and resources."
National Research Council. 2004. Implementing Climate and Global Change Research: A Review of the Final U.S. Climate Change Science Program Strategic Plan. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/10635.
|1. Overall Assessment of the Strategic Plan||5-10|
|2. Science Focus and Scope||11-20|
|3. Implementing and Managing the Program||21-28|
|4. Strategic Planning||29-32|
|Appendix A: Excerpts from Planning Climate and Global Change Research: A Review of the Draft U.S. Climate Science Program Strategic Plan||35-77|
|Appendix B: Statement of Task||78-80|
|Appendix C: Committee and Staff Biographies||81-86|
|Appendix D: Global Change Research Act of 1990||87-94|
|Appendix E: Letter from James R. Mahoney||95-96|
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