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February 2nd, 2023
On February 2, 2023, Dr. Arati Prabhakar, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, named the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the 14th member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and its first new member in almost two decades. DHS will join the other member agencies in prioritizing and coordinating federal global change research investments and making the knowledge that results from these investments more accessible and usable. DHS brings unique expertise to USGCRP, such as its experience in...
November 9th, 2022
On November 7, 2022, USGCRP released a draft version of the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5) for public review and comment. To support this important phase of the report's development, USGCRP is hosting two webinars for people interested in learning more about NCA5, why public participation is vital to the process, and how to submit comments on the draft report. The webinars are free and no registration is required. November 29, 2022 | 12:00–1:00 PM ET To join online: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/wtqggbzd(link is external) To join by phone: Call-in number: +1 (415)...
March 8th, 2022
Through the efforts of USGCRP, authors, NOAA’s Technical Support Unit, and support staff, the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5) has moved from the planning phase to putting pen to paper. Here is a look back at recent accomplishments: Gathering a diverse team of authors. In the spring and summer of 2021, the NCA5 Federal Steering Committee selected the report’s Federal coordinating leads and chapter leads. Chapter leadership selected a diverse group of more than 450 experts from across the country to serve as authors. These authors—representing 48 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin...
August 17th, 2021
Work on the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5) is underway. The Congressionally mandated report is the U.S. Government’s premier assessment of the science of climate change and its impacts on the Nation. It is written by hundreds of experts from around the country, who help ensure that the findings are accessible and useful to the widest possible audience. NCA5 is expected for release in late 2023. NCA5 Director Announced In July, USGCRP welcomed Allison Crimmins as Director of NCA5. Allison is a climate scientist with expertise in assessing health and economic damages associated with...
July 13th, 2021
The U.S. Global Change Research Program is pleased to announce that Allison Crimmins will serve as Director of the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5). She is detailed to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation. As Director, Allison will oversee production of an authoritative report designed to help Americans understand and prepare for the impacts of climate change. Allison is a climate scientist with expertise in assessing health and economic damages associated with climate change. She...
January 25th, 2021
NASA, on behalf of USGCRP, issued a Federal Register Notice (FRN) seeking author nominations and scientific/technical inputs for the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5). The FRN, which opened October 15, 2020 and closed the following month on November 14, also served as a notice of planned public engagement opportunities. Prospective authors nominated through this call may be invited to serve as Chapter Lead Authors, Authors, or Technical Contributors to NCA5. The chapter topic lists in this solicitation were shaped by the responses from an FRN issued in July—a request for comment on the...