"We herewith transmit a copy of 'Our Changing Planet: The U.S. Climate Change Science Program for Fiscal Year 2010'. The report describes the activities and plans of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) established under the Global Change Research Act of 1990. The USGCRP coordinates and integrates scientific research on climate and global change supported by 13 participating departments and agencies of the U.S. government. This Fiscal year 2010 edition of 'Our Changing Planet' highlights recent advances and progress supported by participating agencies in each of the program's research and observational elements, as called for in the 'Strategic Plan for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program' released in July 2003. A new strategic plan reflecting President Obama's priorities is in preparation. The document describes a range of activities including examples of the USGCRP's contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, as well as progress in understanding Earth system components of the global climate system, how these components interact, and the processes and forces bringing about changes to the Earth system."
U.S. Global Change Research Program Resource Library: http://www.library.globalchange.gov/