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 synthesizes the contributions of Working Groups I, II, and III to the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report, and also draws on recent IPCC Special Reports. It draws together policy-relevant scientific, technical, and socioeconomic information related to climate change, with the goal of assisting governments and other decision makers in formulating and implementing responses.
This report is the contribution of Working Group I to the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report. It provides insights into the effects of human activity on the atmosphere; contains an evaluation of observed climatic changes using the latest measurement techniques; includes a detailed review of climate change observations and modeling for every continent; and features the first probabilistic evaluation of climate model simulations.
The Working Group I contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (WGI AR5) provides a comprehensive assessment of the physical science basis of climate change.
This report is the Second National Climate Assessment. It summarizes the science of climate change and the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future.
Advancing the Science of Climate Change calls for a single federal entity or program to coordinate a national, multidisciplinary research effort aimed at improving both understanding and responses to climate change. Seven cross-cutting research themes are identified to support this scientific enterprise.
The 148-page Highlights book presents the major findings and selected highlights from Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment. The Highlights report is organized around the National Climate Assessment’s 12 Report Findings, which take an overarching view of the entire report and its 30 chapters.
This 20-page booklet provides a high-level compendium of Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment. The Overview covers the most important impacts at the national level but does not attempt to provide a comprehensive summary of the entire assessment.
This CD contains all four volumes of the IPCC Third Assessment Report in HTML and PDF formats.
This report, the First National Climate Assessment, includes analyses of the importance of climate variability and change for twenty regions around the United States, for five cross-cutting sectors, and for the United States as a whole. The DVD contains background information, public review drafts and final reports, citations, and high-resolution images.
The Working Group I contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (WGI AR5) provides a comprehensive assessment of the physical science basis of climate change. Here, the Working Group I report is summarized for both technical and policy audiences.