Assessments are essential tools for linking science and decision making. USGCRP has a legal mandate to conduct a National Climate Assessment every four years, the most recent of which was released in May 2014.
Climate change has direct and indirect effects on human health. USGCRP coordinates climate and health-related research, assessment, and engagement efforts in partnership with organizations in the U.S. and around the world.
As the leading Federal authority on global change science, USGCRP and our member agencies play a key role in engaging and educating citizens about climate and related global change.