"I am pleased to forward with this letter 'Our Changing Planet: The FY 1993 U.S. Global Change Research Program,' a report prepared by the Committee on Earth and Environmental Sciences (CEES) of the Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering, and Technology (FCCSET) to supplement the President's Fiscal Year 1993 Budget. This is the fourth report in a series established in 1989. This report outlines a Presidential Initiative for an accelerated, focused research strategy designed to reduce key scientific uncertainties and to develop more reliable scientific predictions upon which sound national and international policies and responses to global change can be based. Because of the importance of this area, even in a time of substantial fiscal constraints, the President is proposing a 24 percent increase in the budget for this effort in FY 1993. The U.S. Global Change Research Program is a key component of the President's overall approach to the U.S. responsibility for global stewardship. This broad approach recognizes the profound economic and social implications of responding to global environmental changes and maintains U.S. leadership on this issue. Given the international importance of negotiations on the Framework Convention on Climate Change, the report emphasizes activities intended to respond to scientific uncertainties identified through the assessment process of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)."
U.S. Global Change Research Program Resource Library: http://www.library.globalchange.gov/