The Reports Library features scientific assessments, annual reports, strategic research plans, and other resources produced by USGCRP and the collaborative efforts of our member agencies. Select reports by other authoritative scientific bodies with whom we work, such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the National Research Council (NRC), are also accessible here. Most reports are available for download (open and click View); some can be ordered in print free of charge (open and click Add to Cart).
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Fourth National Climate Assessment Vol I + II
The Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), completed in November 2018, is a comprehensive and authoritative report on climate change and its impacts in the United States.
NCA4 Vol II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States
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.
Executive Summary of SAP Assessment 4.3, one of a series commissioned by the U.S. Global Change Research Program(USGCRP). It examines how climate changes are affecting agriculture, land resources, water resources and biodiversity in the United States.
Informing Decisions in a Changing Climate examines the growing need for climate-related decision support—that is, organized efforts to produce, disseminate, and facilitate the use of data and information in order to improve the quality and efficacy of climate-related decisions. Drawing on evidence from past efforts to organize science for improved decision making, it develops guidance for government agencies and other institutions that will provide or use information for coping with climate change .
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.