"In their February 22, 1993 report entitled: 'Technology for America's Economic Growth: A New Direction to Build Economic Strength', President Clinton and Vice President Gore describe a strategy for moving America's investments in science and technology in a '...new direction to build economic strength and spur economic growth.' The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is an important element of this strategy. The February 1993 report identifies the importance of investments in research to better understand global warming, ozone depletion, and other phenomena important to local, regional, and global environments. The U.S. Global Change Research Program has been implemented as both a source of sound scientific information to support national and international policy formulation and decisions relating to natural and human-induced changes in the global environment and their regional impacts."
U.S. Global Change Research Program Resource Library: http://www.library.globalchange.gov/