Assess the U.S. Climate
Scientific assessments are essential tools for linking science and decision making. They survey and synthesize science, within and between disciplines and across sectors and regions. They highlight key knowledge that can improve policy choices and identify significant gaps that can limit effective decision making. Assessments also track progress by identifying changes in the condition of the Earth, changes in human response, and advances in science over time.
- Informs the Nation about observed changes, the current status of the climate, and anticipated trends for the future;
- Integrates scientific information from multiple sources and sectors to highlight key findings and significant gaps in knowledge;
- Establishes consistent methods for evaluating climate impacts in the United States in the context of broader
global change; and
- Is used by the U.S. Government, citizens, communities, and businesses as they create more sustainable and environmentally sound plans for the future.
- USGCRP's Interagency National Climate Assessment Working Group (INCA)
- NCAnet, a network of partner organizations working to extend the reach of the NCA
- Process and engagement activities in support of the First NCA, Third NCA, and sustained assessment
- Partial Spanish translation and videos related to the Third NCA
- USGCRP participation in international assessment efforts
- Contact the NCA staff