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Review of the Draft Fourth National Climate Assessment

This report evaluates the draft Fourth National Climate Assessment to determine if it meets the requirements of the federal mandate, whether it provides accurate information grounded in the scientific literature, and whether it effectively communicates climate science, impacts, and responses for general audiences including the public, decision makers, and other stakeholders.


Review of the Climate Science Special Report

This report reviews the U.S. Global Change Research Program's draft Climate Science Special Report, a technical document intended to provide an analysis of how climate is changing across the U.S. and to serve as a technical input to the Fourth National Climate Assessment.



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  • Climate Change at the Academies

    This wide-ranging website brings together resources from across the Academies.

  • Mission Statement

    BASC is the focal point within the National Academies for activities related to the atmospheric and climate sciences.

  • Advice to the US Global Change Research Program

    This standing committee provides ongoing and focused advice to the US Global Change Research Program. The committee is broadly constituted to bring expertise in all the areas addressed by the USGCRP and is supported by the expertise of many units across the National Research Council.

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