Fourth National Climate Assessment Vol I + II
NCA4 Vol II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States
NCA4 Vol I: Climate Science Special Report
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This report summarizes the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report on climate change. It considers the vulnerability and exposure of human and natural systems, the observed impacts and future risks of climate change, and the potential for and limits to adaptation.
Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science presents information that is deemed important for individuals and communities to know and understand about Earth’s climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches to adaptation or mitigation. Principles in the guide can serve as discussion starters or launching points for scientific inquiry.
The National Climate Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. A team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences. The report can...
Summary of Research and Information Needs.
This workshop focused on techniques for quantitatively valuing climate impacts and adaptation in the context of the upcoming NCA. The workshop was held in Arlington, VA on January 12-13, 2011.
This annotated bibliography presents the results of the review of the relevant peer-reviewed literature and reports from Federal, state, and local governments. It includes journal articles and publicly available reports in addition to a number of guides, websites, tools, and other resources developed for program and project managers interested in planning and conducting evaluations.
Preliminary review of adaptation options for climate-sensitive ecosystems and resources. A Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research.
Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure: Gulf Coast Study, Phase I. A Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research.
Best practice approaches for characterizing, communicating, and incorporating scientific uncertainty in decisionmaking: A Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research.