The president's global change program looks impressive, thanks to a cooperative Congress and some sleight of hand.
Last January, President Bush took aim at this pressing environmental issue by proposing to Congress a research agenda that integrated efforts by seven federal agencies. The plan was outlined in detail in July by the Committee on Earth Sciences (CES), an interagency panel set up by the administration's Office of Science and Technology Policy. It called for $191.5 million in 1990 to support research directly related to global change. Increases for individual agencies ranged...
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