On June 22, 2010, the National Research Council released the last of its four reports on America's Climate Choices, entitled "Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change." The report highlights several key recommendations in order to meet national needs for state-of-the-art information on
climate change, its impacts, and response options. One of these recommendations is that a coordinated system
of climate services is needed; such a system would require the
involvement of multiple agencies and regional expertise, with very
clear leadership at the highest level of government. A federally
supported and reliable system for greenhouse gas monitoring, reporting,
verification, and management is also a priority. And finally, the public wants more information on climate change, therefore, the report also recommends the creation of a
national task force on climate communication and education. For more information, see http://americasclimatechoices.org/panelinforming.shtml.