Revised climate science plan still lacking in key areas


  • Randy Showstack


A U.S. National Research Council committee has found that a revised strategic plan for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) includes elements “that could permit it to effectively guide research on climate and associated global changes over the next decades.”

However, the committee noted that the revision, issued by the CCSF faces major hurdles related to funding, program priorities, management structure, and maintaining political independence.