The new "10 year plan" for global change

This is reminiscent of  communist Russia with their disastrous five year plan, which while the plan encouraged industrialization, damaged Soviet agriculture to such an extent that it didn’t recover until after the Second World War. The plan was considered by the Soviet leadership so successful in this sense that the second Five-Year Plan was declared in 1932, lasting until 1937. (source: Wikipedia)

In the same vein, the US opens a new line of attack in the AGW battle, which I expect to damage both industry and agriculture:

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Administration Releases 10-Year Global Change Strategic Plan

The Obama Administration today released a 10-year strategic plan for research related to global change, identifying priorities that will help state and local governments, businesses, and communities prepare for anticipated changes in the global environment, including climate change, in the decades ahead.  

The Plan—released by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), which for more than 20 years has coordinated Federal global change research— was developed collaboratively by more than 100 Federal scientists. It reflects extensive inputs from stakeholders and the general public, as well as a detailed review by the National Research Council, chartered by Congress to provide independent expert advice to the Nation. The Plan will be implemented through the USGCRP and the 13 Federal departments and agencies it represents.

“Human actions are altering the atmosphere, the land, and our oceans, placing new pressures on the Earth’s ecosystems and threatening the health and economic welfare of our Nation and the world,” said Tom Armstrong, Executive Director of the USGCRP. “High-quality and well-coordinated research is essential if we are to better understand and predict future changes, develop strategies to minimize our vulnerabilities, and adapt to changes that can’t be avoided.”

Federal research under the USGCRP has for two decades focused largely on detailed documentation of specific environmental changes by satellite and other Earth-observing technologies and the development of sophisticated computer models of the Earth’s climate system to predict how such changes will manifest in the near-term. In the ten years going forward that emphasis will expand to incorporate the complex dynamics of ecosystems and human social-economic activities and how those factors influence global change. By including these added dimensions, USGCRP-sponsored research will generate information of unprecedented practical use to decision-makers in a wide range of sectors including agriculture, municipal planning, and public works.

“It is no longer enough to study the isolated physical, chemical, and biological factors affecting global change,” Armstrong said. “Advanced computing technologies and methods now allow us to integrate insights from those disciplines and add important information from the ecological, social, and economic sciences. This new capacity will deepen our understanding of global change processes and help planners in realms as diverse as storm water management, agriculture, and natural resources management.”

The Strategic Plan describes four key goals for the USGCRP during 2012 – 2021:

  • Advance Science: Advance scientific knowledge of the integrated natural and human components of the Earth system, drawing upon physical, chemical, biological, ecological, and behavioral sciences.
  • Inform Decisions: Provide the scientific basis to inform and enable timely decisions on adaptation to and mitigation of global change.
  • Conduct Sustained Assessments: Build a sustained assessment capacity that improves the Nation’s ability to understand, anticipate, and respond to global change impacts and vulnerabilities.
  • Communicate and Educate: Broaden public understanding of global change and support the development of a scientific workforce skilled in Earth-system sciences.

Work towards these goals will help the USGCRP fulfill its Congressional mandate to “assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change,” as called for in the Global Change Research Act of 1990. To achieve these goals, USGCRP is developing an implementation strategy that will draw in part upon its expertise in conducting National Climate Assessments—broad assessments of global change impacts across U.S. economic sectors, the latest of which is currently under development.

In combination with USGCRP’s expanding communication and education activities, the new scientific findings and decision-support tools expected to emerge from the Strategic Plan will empower a broad range of stakeholders to make more informed and effective decisions as they prepare for and respond to the many dimensions of global change.

To learn more about USGCRP please visit: http://library.globalchange.gov/us-global-change-research-program-factsheet

http://www.globalchange.gov/whats-new/689-new-usgcrp-strategic-plan-for-2012-2021

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Harold Ambler

OK, but we’re still cooler now than during the four interglacials prior to our own.
I’ll be discussing the effort to sterilize poor Indians in order to mitigate climate change tomorrow morning on Varney & Co. at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

Jeff

Good acronym … USGCRP, United States Globalist CRaP ….
How is it that humans are considered the enemy? What do they want,
an empty planet? Time to start moving forward and develop the
resources we have, to support (and indeed, rebuild) the country,
the infrastructure, and the society in general. Would that those
billions went to something useful.
MSM will probably have “the sky is falling…film at 11″…
Some of the goals sound like a hollow echo of NOAAs motto…

Chuck Wiese

Really scary and a complete disregard and disconnect from reality that prove the claims and assumptions about CO2 causing climate change to be false.
This is a fake religion and political movement to control the worlds wealth and resources and it is obvious the Obama administration is complicit in assisting all who are involved to implement it.

Fred Allen

Sounds like a good excuse for a Vegas love fest with bicycle parts for a team building exercise.

Keith Pearson, formerly bikermailman, Anonymous no longer

This crowd just.will.not. be satisfied until we’re all living in huts, burning yak dung for cooking. “Forward” indeed.

Robert

Seems like they’ve already decided that global change is happening from humans…I like the focus on scientifc knowledge, but they’re starting out biased. To me this says that we will have to adapt, we just want the science to tell you how to adapt immediatly when necessary. I wonder what will happen as the Earth cool’s if they will try to mitigate that

old construction worker

Henry Kissinger declared in the 1970’s, ‘If you control the oil (CO2), you control the country; if you control food (CO2), you control the population.

They want to dominate the rest of academia as thoroughly with their taxpayer funded green-money as they dominate climate science, and academia, already hiking up its short skirt, is more than eager to be bought.

R. Shearer

Is it now just “global change?” My how the science is settled.

TG McCoy (Douglas DC)

Yep we ought to be getting even cooler by then.

Roger

new term “global change” LOL ridiculous

Mike

It would be foolish not to plan for the possibility that the National Academies of Science of every major country are correct and the bloggers and talk show hosts are not.,

n.n

I can see the Soviet Union from the 21st century. Well, maybe its earlier, more despotic variant. It appears these fanatics are committed to consolidating wealth and power under their control. Science will simply be another victim to exploit as their selfish interests take precedence.
Anyway, it’s telling that they have not actually pursued any mitigating actions to secure America’s future. In fact, quite the contrary, their policies have advanced progressive corruption of individuals and society, denigrated individual dignity and devalued human life, and left our nation more vulnerable to collapse. Still, the rhetoric is emotionally appealing.
As for the “advanced computing technologies and methods”, they are increasing precision without increasing accuracy. Their models integrate an incomplete and, apparently, insufficient characterization of the system, both natural and human. They assume statistical models where they are only capable of describing limiting behaviors. They lack the skill now, and for the foreseeable future, to make their predictions.

> It reflects extensive inputs from stakeholders and the general public,
Hmmph. They didn’t ask me. The stakeholders probably warned them.

Dougmanxx

The only information you need to know from this: “…the total FY 2010 budget for USGCRP of $2.18 billion.” pg 106

Christopher Hanley

Sounds like a nonstop gravy train.

mortis88

“High-quality and well-coordinated research is essential if we are to better understand and predict future changes, develop strategies to minimize our vulnerabilities, and adapt to changes that can’t be avoided.”
He left out “well-funded”…

Wayne Delbeke

There is a letter missing in the acronym : USGCRaP Sorry. 😉

“Global change”?

Sounds like Obie is trying to use the DOT (Department of Transportation) method of planning for his climate change great expenditure long range plan.DOT plans things far into the future and tries to lock into the plan all possible options. While it is difficult to stop DOT’s plans from coming into fruition, it is even harder to remove options out of their plan permanently.
Like congress’s frustration with EPA, actually passing an end of existance law is harder than starting the dang department. Once there is a plan, bureaucracy will come into existance as people are placed to track adherence to the plan and then others will be hired to manage it.
May Congress recognize it for the “tomato that ate Chicago” this plan is and defund it forever. (along with all of those CAGW alarmist sponges).

Iggy Slanter

Communists acting like communists for the implementation of communism. Who’d a thunk it?

PRD

Government isn’t the solution, goverenment is the problem.

Curiousgeorge

152 pages, 32 MB of BS. Lot’s of pretty pictures. Lot’s of “Goals and Objectives”. One pie chart about how they are going to divvy up $2.18billion. Nothing that anyone with a clue about Strategic Planning would recognize. Note even a lousy Milestone chart. Basically a wish list and job security. Improve this, assess that, communicate the other thing. This will sit on a shelf and collect $2.18 billion dollars of dust. Paid for by US Taxpayers. Gee, thanks y’all.

Ontario only has four year plans, 2011 – 2014, is our current window. I guess that our Premier thinks he can do as much damage in four years as Obama can do in ten — and most here would judge that assessment to be correct.
http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/environment/en/category/climate_change/index.htm
Most people here do not even know that these plans exist.

Keith Pearson, formerly bikermailman, Anonymous no longer

WillR says:
May 1, 2012 at 6:43 pm
Most people here do not even know that these plans exist.
Agenda 21. If you don’t know of it, get crackin’. (I’m assuming YOU do WIll, but that’s for other’s benefit.)

bacullen

OMFW, who’s going to pay for this crap? ……………..our children and grandchildren, right!

ferdberple

Mike says:
May 1, 2012 at 6:10 pm
It would be foolish not to plan
People BS regularly to gain advantage. Politicians and scientists are no different.
If you want to know the truth about anything, don’t listen to what is being said. Instead look to see where the rich and powerful place their money.
If someone comes on the news and tells you the dollar is going to go up, you can be pretty sure the opposite is going to happen. Someone with $$ has almost certainly planted the story so they can unload them on the gullible and unwary.
Don’t believe me? Watch for stories on currency fluctuations, and record the number of times they move opposite to the story. Calculate the odds this is simply chance.
You want to know the truth, look at the number of climate scientists that have bought waterfront, after driving the price down through climate scares.
You want to know the truth, look at the number of climate scientists that have gotten rich through promoting doom and gloom as a means of generating publicity.
Everyone sees what is going on, and plenty jumped on the bandwagon to make $$. Truth went out the window long ago.
“Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.”
Benjamin Franklin

Mike

Since it is obvious to all but the select few that we as a country cannot afford the government that we have, we need to start trimming it back a little. Here is a great place to start. $2 bills can be cut going forward by throwing the CRP out of their cushy nice paid jobs, and nobody will miss these leeches in the slightest.

Mac the Knife

“The Plan—released by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), which for more than 20 years has coordinated Federal global change research— was developed collaboratively by more than 100 Federal scientists. It reflects extensive inputs from stakeholders and the general public, as well as a detailed review by the National Research Council, chartered by Congress to provide independent expert advice to the Nation. The Plan will be implemented through the USGCRP and the 13 Federal departments and agencies it represents.”
OK. November is approaching rapidly. We must spend the months between in re-doubled efforts to defeat Obama and his socialist cadres in the coming election. If we can achieve that, the USGCRP, the National Research Council and the 100 ‘federal scientists’ that contributed to this obcenity become targets for immediate retirement in Jan 2013. I’d love to see the look on their faces!
That would be a small but significant start to recovering our country, through limited government, fiscal discipline, and capitalist based free market principles.

I see others have caught on to this too; it’s “global change” now?
Quoting Daffy Duck: What a revolting development this is! (quick loading wav file)
(Credit to “Life of Riley” radio/TV series for the first use of the phrase however)
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4 eyes

It used to be climate change, now it is global change. The words just keep on morphing

nc

I along with others have been wondering what the new money ringer would be since the globull warming, climate change, C02 thing is not working out, its GLOBAL CHANGE the cover all the bases term.

Sean

One more term with the Obama administration will put the final nail in the coffin of the US economy.

RockyRoad

I’m surprised they haven’t named it the “Great Climate Leap Forward”, after the “Great Leap Forward” Mao imposed on his nation to the tune of 40-45 million deaths. That set China back a decade or two since most of the people they eliminated were more intellectually inclined–scientists, engineers, professors, busienssmen.
We’re seeing essentially the same impact here in the US, with the dumbing-down of our schools, appalling levels of intolerance at the university level, and criminal behavior of post-graduates actively advocating and promoting the CAGW scam.
Note: Marxists have a history of using the term “Forward” over the past 100 years in the titles of their publications and elsewhere. In the US we’re now subjected to programs such as “Leaning Forward” and with Obama’s very own use of the term “Forward” as his new election slogan. I’m sure that’s more than just a coincidence–Hope and Change has transformed into a Marxist slogan recognized worldwide.

Steve F

Every idea that comes out of this administration is double wrapped in some “newspeak” title. From AGW to employment to middle east policy, everything is some Orwellian creation. I don’t know about you guys but it scares the living crap out of me. It doesn’t matter if he doesn’t win in November, the lackeys will survive for a long time in the EPA, DOE, DOI, etc. There is a ton of momentum on their side, I just don’t know how you stem the tide.

Gail Combs

Mike says:
May 1, 2012 at 6:10 pm
It would be foolish not to plan for the possibility that the National Academies of Science of every major country are correct and the bloggers and talk show hosts are not.
___________________________
The PLAN is the destruction of the middle class.
”…current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class, involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable.” ~ Maurice Strong, the Canadian oil billionaire who was the Secretary General of the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro, where the UN Agenda 21 was first showcased.
After looking into UN Agenda 21 and listening to a Liberal Democrat/leftist activist addressing the Tea Party (a real shocker) and reading the website DEMOCRATS AGAINST U. N. AGENDA 21 I realized just what Smart Growth/Agenda 21 reminded me of.
The old company towns set up by the robber barons where workers were worse off than slaves. It is probably no coincidence that Maurice Strong has been linked to the old robber barron family, the Rockefellers, most of his life.
What you are happily embracing as “Saving Mother Earth” is really a thin disguise for a return to worldwide feudalism with most of us as landless serfs trapped in company towns (aka Smart Growth Planned Communities) with no transportation and no way out.
The audacity of the plan is incredible and worse they have almost succeeded in implementing it.
My Comment listing actual passages from the United Nations – link

polistra

Note the date on the Act that forces these plans: 1990. Along with the Clean Air Act, another wonderful Gift (in the German sense) from dear old grandfatherly Soviet agent Bush Senior.

Gail Combs

Steve F says:
May 1, 2012 at 7:57 pm
…..I don’t know about you guys but it scares the living crap out of me. It doesn’t matter if he doesn’t win in November, the lackeys will survive for a long time in the EPA, DOE, DOI, etc. There is a ton of momentum on their side, I just don’t know how you stem the tide.
_______________________________
Neutron bomb?
Sometimes I think that is the only thing that will stop the lemmings on their rush over the cliff dragging the rest of us with them. Link

……the development of sophisticated computer models of the Earth’s climate system to predict how such changes will manifest in the near-term

Hey, if they can’t get their current models to work, what will “sophisticated” models do that’s any better – work?
Probably not – more GIGO
Andi

Steve F says:
May 1, 2012 at 7:57 pm
It doesn’t matter if he doesn’t win in November, the lackeys will survive for a long time in the EPA, DOE, DOI, etc.

Political appointees hang around forever. The one advantage to the Jacksonian Spoils System was the wholesale replacement of the old crooks with new ones, and it took the new ones a while to learn the ropes, so they didn’t do as much damage — for a while, anyway…
There is a ton of momentum on their side,
There wouldn’t be, if the Dinosaur Press would do its job.

DaveG

I’ve known all along the warmers and socialist wouldn’t go down easy, this declaration is further proof. This is war and they are getting desperate, total victory is their only goal, no matter the cost or in spite of the proof, evidence be dammed, they see only what is predetermined!
These are dangerous times for we skeptics and morals!

Gail has quite a point here, I have myself made references to how subsidies funneled to those connected to the politicians reminded me of the robber baron era in that it was an era when corruption ran rampant with politicians giving the “inside scoop” to their favorite rich buddies who would turn around and help them get elected. No different then today really with either political party really.
One of the largest things about the robber barrons was land and the railroads (the rich or well connected would get “inside information” on where the railroad was going to be laid and would buy up that land and jack up the price for the Government..) and this was all part of the process of the cronyism of that era. Politicians and the super rich were as thick as thieves with millions being made in the process and politicians getting graft on the side as well.
And fast forward to today where this same process is working with wind turbines and solar panels…..is it any coincidence that large donors to Obama’s campaign got large chunks of thank you money from the stimulus package?
Or that Obama is getting record donations this time around as well? The history and facts alone speak volumes here.
Don’t think for a second that there is going to be a clean election with so much money at stake. The people who finance Obama fully expect to get money back from their investment. He has changed politics indeed, from a system where the rich donate to get favors like in the past (and generally donated to both sides ) to the current system he has started for himself where the rich donate to get free money from every other taxpayer who did not support the winner.
Better get on the band-wagon or you lose your own money (taxes) which goes to the other guy. Remember, its the era of the robber baron all over again. Roll on over to Obama’s site and donate now so that Obama can give away other people’s money to you!

Advance Science: Advance scientific knowledge of the integrated natural and human components of the Earth system, drawing upon physical, chemical, biological, ecological, and behavioral sciences.
Kari Norgaard, Director.
Inform Decisions: Provide the scientific basis to inform and enable timely decisions on adaptation to and mitigation of global change.
Make no mistake, it’s not about climate any more.
Conduct Sustained Assessments: Build a sustained assessment capacity that improves the Nation’s ability to understand, anticipate, and respond to global change impacts and vulnerabilities.
Must be good. It’s about sustainability.
Communicate and Educate: Broaden public understanding of global change and support the development of a scientific workforce skilled in Earth-system sciences.
They already have one. They’re killing it.
I feel sorry for the average American, seeing stuff like this. and worse, because it’s TEN YEARS of it. They’re mad.

Mods, a little leeway for just this one post as a rebuttal if you will permit. TIA _Jim

Gail Combs says on May 1, 2012 at 7:58 pm:

The old company towns set up by the robber barons where workers were worse off than slaves. It is probably no coincidence that Maurice Strong has been linked to the old robber barron family, the Rockefellers, most of his life.

You know, I wish you would get educated (outside the ‘loop’ you currently find yourself frequenting) read some actual history on the real origins and life/lives of “The Rockefellers”.
Please, I implore you, before total onset of dementia. (Verily you have a modern-day Rockefeller in the form of Bill Gates whose product you are no doubt using to read this, but I digress.)
Meanwhile, If the Rockfellers, were such robber-barons the ‘press’ of the day made them out to be (THIS should be your FIRST sign that all this nutty stuff was just the published ‘muck’ of the day and time, like Ida Tarbell’s articles in McClure’s), why did they engage in so much philanthropy over the years? A few major Rockefeller charitable ventures include:
1. Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1901 (later became Rockefeller University)
2. General Education Board, 1902. Phased out in 1965.
3. Rockefeller Sanitary Commission, 1909 to 1915.
4. The Rockefeller Foundation, 1913, remains one of the world’s leading philanthropic forces today.
5. University of Chicago. Rockefeller was also a generous benefactor of Columbia, Harvard, Spelman, Bryn Mawr and Yale.
A few places to start on an ‘education’ on the Rockefellers:
THE ROCKEFELLERS: How A Few Poor Germans Became An Immortal American Dynasty

The Rockefellers most likely immigrated from Germany to the U.S. in the 1720s. …. by no means did JD [Rockefeller] come from wealth.

John D. Rockefeller: The Ultimate Oil Man
Excerpt:

In 1855, Rockefeller found his first job, working as an assistant bookkeeper for less than four dollars a week. He showed a talent for detail and a strong work ethic from the beginning. In 1859, Rockefeller’s diligence was rewarded by being made a partner.
In that same year, oil was discovered in not-too-distant Titusville, Pennsylvania, touching off the growth of a new industry driven largely by the demand for kerosene for lighting. Rockefeller was immediately attracted to the oil business, but was repelled by the disorder of the wildcatters.

Papers of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
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Wow….this scares the sh*t out of me.

jonathan frodsham

2010 budget for USGCRP of $2.18 billion: Gee you could supply most of the third world with potable water for that. $2.18 billion PA on propaganda. What a colossal waste of money.

The climate models have no clothes. They have no predictive ability. The proof that they don’t is in the observations of what has happened compared to model predictions. Warming is at a standstill. So is sea level rise. Glaciers in Glacier Bay retreated ten times more from 1780 to 1912 as 1912 to present. Warming still precedes CO2 increases. The “hot spot” ain’t there. Severe weather is not as severe as it used to be. A review of cycles of glaciation and warming during the past 500,000 years show Earth is now in what is established as long periods of glaciation and short inter-glacials.
Ocean pH was 0.8 units lower and atmospheric CO2 was five times higher one hundred million years ago (when marine invertebrates had already been established and successful for over four hundred million years). Recent studies show that some marine invertebrates do better in higher acidity, and that models using strong acids have led to incorrect conclusions about increased ocean acidity. Since very little CO2 absorbed in water becomes carbonic acid, it has very little effect on pH anyway Between 1751 and 1994 surface ocean pH is estimated to have decreased from approximately 8.25 to 8.14 – since we have many studies that show the warming ending the Little Ice Age began about three hundred years ago, the relationship between current warming, CO2, and ocean acidification seems specious. Since CO2 is released to the atmosphere as oceans warm, there is a missing disconnect between oceans warming and atmospheric CO2 being absorbed by the oceans. It would appear more likely that oceans would have absorbed CO2 and created more carbonic acid during the Little Ice Age than during the warming that followed. Since atmospheric warming following the Little Ice Age would have preceded ocean warming, a timeline of decreasing pH over three hundred years ago makes more sense.
But back to models. If the models were right, US temperature would have increased at least three times the 1 degree F since 1900 (with most of the increase in the 1930’s). Sea levels would be up more than 6 inches since 1999, instead of less than one inch. Major hurricanes would be hitting the US annually, instead of none in over 3 years. Texas temperatures would be up more than the observed 0.04 degree F since 1884. Or to put it simply, the models would not be so crappy at predicting the future, or in explaining the past.

Correction (remove “missing” before “disconnect”): Since CO2 is released to the atmosphere as oceans warm, there is a disconnect between oceans warming and atmospheric CO2 being absorbed by the oceans.

Trader

(I believe) They plan to steal the election if they have to…. in order to continue implementation. If every election can be stolen, any wacko plan can be implemented. When elections cannot be used to exert the will of the people, taking the country back by force becomes their only path to restoration.

The Vancouver Sun newspaper can top this with their 23 year plan series that they are running.
Here is an example:
http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Climate+change+will+shape+2035+another/6525298/story.html#ixzz1tHFpeD9v?utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=
As a bonus, this particular article features weepy Bill McKibben.