Watching Government - Climate change review

The White House should be spending more money to support its revamped climate-change research program, the National Academies' National Research Council (NRC) said last month.NRC Feb. 18 praised US President George W. Bush's effort to improve the scope of government-funded climate change research, but it warned that commitments to fund many proposed activities are lacking. "While some research in the plan has an established track record of funding by particular government agencies, newer and expanded areas, such as the study of climate change's effects on ecosystems and humans, are likely to be underfunded," NRC said. The federal government now spends $1.7 billion/year in cli...

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