First National Climate Assessment 1997–2000
In February 1997, USGCRP and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) initiated a series of Regional
The workshops were a first step in conducting regional assessments, serving to scope key issues and information needs. As a next step, each region was asked to expand upon the ideas and enthusiasm generated in the workshop by conducting a more in-depth, quantitative analysis of key issues (regional assessment), and continuing to engage the network of stakeholders in an ongoing dialogue.
The regional workshop and assessment reports—listed below where available—ultimately coalesced into input for the First National Climate Assessment, which was released in 2000.
All the archived material from the first National Climate Assessment is available in The Collected Works of the 2000 National Assessment – Climate Change Impacts on the United States: The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change
Available Regional Workshop and Assessment Reports
- Climate Change Workshop Report (1998) breakout groups | invited talks
- Water Levels (March 20, 2001)
- Fisheries and Aquatic Ecosystems (June 15, 2001)
- Winter Recreation (November 8, 2002)
- Assessment Report