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|About||Welcome to USGCRP on Facebook — a hub of Federal news and info on climate and global change. You can also catch us on Twitter (@usgcrp).|
|Mission||To build a knowledge base that informs human responses to climate and global change through coordinated and integrated Federal programs of research, education, communication, and decision support.|
The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) coordinates research across 13 Federal agencies to better understand global change and prepare the Nation for its impacts.
"Global change" is defined as changes in the global environment that may alter the capacity of the Earth to sustain life. Global change encompasses climate change; it also includes other processes that can interact with climate, such as changes in the water cycle, biogeochemical cycles, land use and management, demographics, and biodiversity.
Global Change Research Act: 1990
Presidential Initiative: 1989