facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

U.S. rolls out 10-year climate study

May 1, 2012 at 7:52 AM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- A 10-year research plan outlined by the White House will focus on how human economic activity influences climate change, the administration said.

The White House said it formalized a 10-year strategic plan for the U.S. Global Change Research Program. The plan will focus on the relationship between human economic activity and global climate change.

"Human actions are altering the atmosphere, the land and our oceans, placing new pressures on the Earth's ecosystems and threatening the health and economic welfare of our Nation and the world," Tom Armstrong, executive director of the USGCRP, said in a statement.

The plan would give U.S. officials the scientific information needed to mitigate against potential climate change through sustained assessments.

"High-quality and well-coordinated research is essential if we are to better understand and predict future changes, develop strategies to minimize our vulnerabilities, and adapt to changes that can't be avoided," said Armstrong.

The USGCRP was formed through the Global Change Research Act of 1990.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Tesla could face sales ban in Michigan Tesla could face sales ban in Michigan
2
Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier
3
British Reaper UAVs join the fight against Islamic State British Reaper UAVs join the fight against Islamic State
4
Russia doesn't fear Azeri gas, scholar says Russia doesn't fear Azeri gas, scholar says
5
Teledyne subsidiary gains contract for submarine work Teledyne subsidiary gains contract for submarine work
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback