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
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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The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is a Federal program that coordinates and integrates global change research across 13 government agencies to ensure that it most effectively and efficiently serves the Nation and the world. USGCRP was mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act of 1990, and has since made the world’s largest scientific investment in the...
The NCA report process integrates scientific information from multiple sources and sectors to highlight key findings and significant gaps in our knowledge.
Brief two-page fact sheet on the highlights of Social Science in the USGCRP. Including information on the National Climate Assessment, Inform Decisions, Adaptation Science and Climate Change and Human Health.
A report by the U.S. Global Research Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. A Supplement to the President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2012.
The Plan outlines priorities for research in carbon cycle science, including a substantial expansion in the scope of the field. In addition to reaffirming the need for basic research and for continuing the current areas of research in carbon cycle science, the Plan outlines specific recommendations for new priorities.
The National Climate Assessment (NCA) Report Series summarizes regional, sectoral, and process-related workshops and discussions being held as part of the Third NCA process. The workshop on scenarios for research and assessment of our climate future was held in Arlington, Virginia on December 6-8, 2010. Volume 6 of the NCA Report Series summarizes the discussions and outcomes of this workshop.
This workshop focused on monitoring changes in the physical climate system, as part of a series that includes workshops on the impacts of climate change on ecosystems and socioeconomic systems. The workshop was held in Washington, D.C. on March 29-30, 2011.
The workshop on including and developing societal indicators as a part of the 2013 NCA was held in Washington, DC on April 28-29, 2011. Volume 5c of the NCA Report Series summarizes the discussions and outcomes of this workshop.
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.