Global Change Research Program Releases Fifth National Climate Assessment

The Fifth National Climate Assessment, or NCA5, released by The United States Global Change Research Program, is a comprehensive and authoritative report on the current and projected impacts of climate change on the United States. The report thoroughly analyzes the scientific evidence on climate change, highlighting its effects on various sectors, such as infrastructure assets and the built environment.

One of the report’s strengths is its straightforward communication of the potential risks and vulnerabilities the United States faces due to climate change. The assessment provides valuable insights into the regional variations in climate impacts and adaptation strategies, allowing policymakers and stakeholders to develop targeted and effective responses to mitigate these impacts.

Further, the report emphasizes the need for immediate and sustained action to address climate change, highlighting the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing resilience to climate impacts. It also calls for a coordinated and collaborative effort at the national, regional, and local levels to address the challenges of climate change.

In summary, the Fifth National Climate Assessment is an invaluable resource for policymakers, researchers, and the public, providing a robust scientific foundation for understanding and addressing the impacts of climate change in the United States. It is vital to inform decision-making and drive action to address this critical issue.

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Nominations for Review of the Draft 5th National Climate Assessment

The United States Global Change Research Program is leading the development of the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5). The NCA5 provides an up-to-date evaluation and summary of the current and projected impacts of climate change on the United States, with a detailed discussion of regional effects. A draft of the NCA5 will be made available for review in late fall 2022. Further, a new ad hoc committee of the National Academies will conduct an independent technical review of the NCA5 draft report. This National Academies review will be concurrent with the public review period.

The National Academies seeks individuals to serve on the committee with expertise in key areas addressed in the NCA5 including:

  • Systems / sectors: Water; Energy; Forests; Ocean and Marine Resources; Coastal Effects
  • Ecosystems, Ecosystem Services, and Biodiversity; Land Cover and Land Use Change
  • Agriculture and Rural Communities
  • Built Environment, Urban Systems, and Cities; Transportation
  • Human Health; Air Quality
  • Human Social Systems; Economics; Equity and Environmental Justice
  • Tribal and Indigenous Communities
  • Climate Effects on US International Interests
  • Sectoral Interdependencies and Compounding Stressors
  • Climate Mitigation, Adaptation, and Resilience
  • Climate Science Communications; Data Visualization

About the National Academies

The National Academies are committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion in order to strengthen the quality of our work. Diverse perspectives contribute to finding innovative approaches and solutions to challenging issues. We encourage the nomination of volunteers who reflect the populations we serve and also welcome in particular nominations of candidates from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, and early- and mid-career professionals.


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