The National Science Foundation announced:
What will Earth’s climate be like in a decade–or sooner? And what will it be like where you live, and around the globe?
To help find answers, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other federal agencies have awarded new grants to study the consequences of climate variability and change.
The awards were made through the interagency Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction Using Earth System Models (EaSM) Program. At NSF, EaSM is part of the Science, Engineering and Education (SEES) portfolio of investments.
“NSF is strongly supportive of the EaSM goal of improved understanding of the climate system,” says Roger Wakimoto, NSF assistant director for Geosciences.
“Better climate predictions will arm decision-makers with the quantitative information they need to help chart the appropriate future course for society,” says Wakimoto.
Other agencies awarding grants in the interagency EaSM Program are the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
NSF has invested $22.7 million in the awards; USDA, $5.2 million; and DOE, $3.3 million.