Our Changing Planet: The FY 1997 U.S. Global Change Research Program is a report to Congress supplementing the President's FY97 budget, pursuant to the Global Change Research Act of 1990. The report describes the structure of the program, its goals and objectives, the specific contributions of participating agencies, and the proposed budget for component elements of the program. The report also discusses current and planned research activities designed to address a number of key global change environmental science issues. Achieving the goals and objectives of the program will require continued strong support for the scientific research needed in order to improve understanding of how human activities are affecting the global environment, as well as how natural and human-induced global change is affecting society.

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