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Which federal agencies formulate and execute policies regarding climate change?

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jmeeter | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted May 10, 2013 at 3:41 PM via web

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Which federal agencies formulate and execute policies regarding climate change?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 10, 2013 at 3:55 PM (Answer #1)

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There are many government agencies that are involved in one way or another with issues that have to do with global warming and climate change. 

One of the most important is the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (better known as NOAA).  This agency is the one that is most closely involved in things like monitoring the climate to determine how it is changing.  It is involved in trying to understand what impacts this will have on climate and weather in various parts of the United States.  Another agency that is involved in this sort of thing to some degree is the US Geological Survey (USGS).  USGS is also involved in the study of climate change.

One agency that is involved with trying to create policy to mitigate the effects of climate change is the Department of Energy.  It is involved in trying to determine the amount of greenhouse gases being emitted and in finding ways to reduce those emissions.  The Environmental Protection Agency is also involved in this to some degree.

For a longer list of agencies involved, please follow this link.

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