An Integrated DOI Plan for Addressing the Effects of Climate Change on Natural Systems
In March 2007, former Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne established the Department of the Interior Climate Change Task Force. Three subcommittees were formed to undertake this assignment. This Draft report was issued by the Science Subcommittee to identify the science and information needed to assist the DOI in addressing the consequences of climate change and to suggest possible options for developing, coordinating, acquiring, and analyzing any additional scientific information that would be helpful for that purpose.
This report describes a framework for developing a climate effects research and monitoring network for the DOI. The framework would integrate into and build upon the DOI's current data-collection capabilities and create an early warning system for detecting and anticipating environmental change caused by climate change.
These Task Force draft reports are kept in the Adaptation Clearinghouse given their relevance to actions by the succeeding administration.