Providing the climate science foundation for the Fourth National Climate Assessment
An assessment of observed and projected climate trends in the United States forms the foundation for comprehensive analyses of climate-related vulnerabilities and risks.
USGCRP oversaw the production of the Climate Science Special Report (CSSR) as Volume I of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. CSSR assesses the state of knowledge on human-caused
Following a public notice for author nominations, the CSSR Federal steering committee selected 30 scientists from Federal agencies, national laboratories, universities, and the private sector as Lead Authors. Contributing Authors were later chosen to provide input on select areas of the assessment. NOAA served as the administrative lead agency for preparation of the report. CSSR was reviewed multiple times by USGCRP agencies as well as the public and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report is available at https://science2017.globalchange.gov.