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Climate Change Prediction Program Launched

The Department of Energy announced a joint program called “Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction Using Earth System Models (EaSM)” to model and make more localized predictions of climate change.

In a statement released by the DOE it was noted:

“EaSM is distinguished by its promise for generating: 1) predictions of climate change and associated impacts at more localized scales and over shorter time periods than previously possible; and 2) innovative interdisciplinary approaches to address the interdisciplinary sources and impacts of climate change. These interdisciplinary approaches will draw on biologists, chemists, computer scientists, geoscientists, materials scientists, mathematicians, physicists, computer specialists, and social scientists….

By producing reliable, accurate information about climate change and resulting impacts at improved geographic and temporal resolutions, models developed under the EaSM solicitation will provide decision-makers with sound scientific bases for developing adaptation and management responses to climate change at regional levels.”

-Steven Silverberg