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Studies in Progress

At any given time, dozens of studies are underway at the National Academies to address specific issues that will lead to reports. Here are a sample of the current studies in progress related to climate change.

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Geoengineering Climate: Technical Evaluation of Selected Approaches

The term “geoengineering” is used to describe deliberate, large-scale manipulations of Earth’s environment that might be used to potentially offset some of the consequences of climate change. Learn more about geoengineering. The concept has gained recent attention as a possible backstop measure if other emissions reduction strategies to are not successful or if climate trends …

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Evaluation of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The National Academy of Sciences will convene an ad hoc committee to examine the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC). This committee will evaluate the purpose, goals, and scientific merits of the program within the context of similar programs, and whether the LCC has resulted in measurable improvements in the health …

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Developing a U.S. Research Agenda to Advance Subseasonal to Seasonal Forecasting

An ad hoc committee will conduct a study that will identify opportunities to increase forecasting skill on subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) timescales based on the 2010 NRC report Assessment of Intraseasonal to Interannual Climate Prediction and Predictability and progress since. The report will describe a strategy to increase the nation’s scientific capacity for research on …

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Advice to the U.S. Global Change Research Program

An expert committee will provide ongoing and focused advice to the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The committee will be broadly constituted to bring expertise in all the areas addressed by the multi-agency, multi-dimensional USGCRP and will be supported by expertise housed in many units across the National Research Council. The committee will, over …

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