Climate-change science programme 'lacks impact'

September 2007
Nature;9/20/2007, Vol. 449 Issue 7160, p271
Academic Journal
The article presents an analysis on the climate change-related federal research in the U.S. Such research is believed to have a long way to go in informing the U.S. policy decisions due to bureaucratic delays, despite spending $1.7 billion annually. A panel that has convened by the U.S. National Research Council has been evaluating the program and found out that it is lacking in several areas, including the evaluation of mitigation of and adaptation to climate change and in helping policy-makers to incorporate climate science into their decisions. However, such program is found to have performed well in some areas, such as in the documentation of temperature increases and other climate-related changes on a global scale.


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