I hope your 2010 was a good year, and may your 2011 be even better!
Just for the heck of it, I randomly searched ‘climate change 2011’ and picked the eleventh link. It turned out to be a document from the the American Meteorological Society which highlighted climate change funding for 2011. It’s an interesting read. The amount of money is staggering. Here are two examples:
– Funding for the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP),
which coordinates and integrates research over 13 executive branch
departments and agencies, would increase 21 percent to $2.6 billion.
– The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
requests $2.2 billion, an increase of 58 percent, for the National
Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). This
would restore climate sensors, advance sea height monitoring, and fund
NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System (formerly NPOESS).
Just those two programs alone in 2011 will cost nearly $5 billion.
Happy New Year!