National Climate Assessment Objectives, Proposed Topics, and Next Steps
The National Climate Assessment (NCA) is being conducted under the auspices of the Global Change Research Act of 1990, which requires a report that evaluates, integrates and interprets the findings of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) every four years. In addition, the Act requires an assessment of the impacts of global change on a variety of sectors, and projections of future conditions for 25 to 100 years.
Notice to the Federal Register and Solicitation of Public Comments
The purpose of this Federal Register Notice is to enhance the value of the National Climate Assessment, a project of the USGCRP, by engaging people who are interested in climate issues and requesting specific input on the outline for the next NCA synthesis report, to be delivered to the President and the Congress and published in June 2013.
Public comments received on these documents will be evaluated and, if appropriate, used to inform the NCA structure and process. Updates on the NCA structure and process will be posted on the NCA website as they are available. Comments will also be provided to the Federal Advisory Committee for the NCA, the "National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee", when it is constituted this fall. All comments will be collated and posted on the National Climate Assessment website.