U.S. Global Change Research Program

The United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) seeks to provide a sound scientific understanding of both the human and natural forces that influence the Earth's climate system. USGCRP science results provide useful information for environmental decision-making on issues such as climate change, ozone depletion, changes in ecosystems, and land use. This multi-agency effort is coordinated through the National Science and Technology Council.

For FY 2001, the President is requesting $1.74 billion for the USGCRP, an increase of $39 million above the amount enacted for FY 2000. $843 million is for scientific research and improvements to surface-based monitoring, (an increase of $79 million, or about 10 percent). $923 million is for NASA’s development of Earth observing satellites to monitor climate change and other global changes (a decrease of $34 million, reflecting the phasing of funding for large development projects). Important USGCRP budget highlights include:

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