Report Calls For Federal Assistance For Local Planning for Climate Change

Last week the National Academies released a report calling for new federal efforts to identify local officials who need assistance in planning for climate change impacts. According to a press release by the National Academies,

“The report recommends six principles that all agencies should follow in supporting decision makers who are facing the effects of climate change. For example, agencies’ efforts should be driven by the needs of end users in the field, not by scientific research priorities. And agencies should create close ties between the scientists who produce climate change information and the practitioners who use it.”

The report was sponsored by the EPA and NOAA. Click here for the press release and link to the report or here for the summary.

National Academies report: Informing Decisions in a Changing Climate