Volume 8, Issue 1
January 2017

In this issue

Climate Science Special Report

USGCRP is seeking public comment on the draft Climate Science Special Report (CSSR). This special report provides an update on the physical climate science presented in the Third National Climate Assessment (NCA3) released in 2014, specifically Chapter 2 and Appendices 3 and 4. The draft CSSR provides updated climate science findings and projections and is an important input to the authors of the next quadrennial NCA (NCA4), expected in 2018.

The CSSR Public Comment Period runs from 15 December 2016 – 3 February 2017 (revised). The draft CSSR is also undergoing a concurrent peer review by the National Academies. A revised draft based on these reviews will undergo a final Federal interagency clearance process.

Visit the open notices page to learn more
Comment on the report

USGCRP’s Update to the Strategic Plan

USGCRP has released its Triennial Update to the National Global Change Research Plan 2012–2021, providing a report on the Program’s progress since 2012 and evolution in the face of new challenges and priorities.

Read the update
National Global Change Research Plan 2012–2021

Our Changing Planet: Fiscal Year 2017

USGCRP’s annual report, Our Changing Planet: The U.S. Global Change Research Program for Fiscal Year 2017, is now available. This FY 2017 edition of Our Changing Planet includes an overview of the USGCRP research enterprise and recent highlights that demonstrate how the Program is fulfilling its 2012–2021 Strategic Plan.

Read the full report

Upcoming Events

American Meteorological Society 97th Annual Meeting
Jan. 22–26, 2017 | Seattle, WA
Washington State Convention Center

National Council for Science and the Environment 2017: Integrating Environment and Health
Jan. 24–26, 2017 | Washington, DC

American Association for the Advancement of Science 2017 Annual Meeting
Feb. 16–20, 2017 | Boston, MA

National Climate Assessment: A Sustained Process for Providing Actionable Information
Friday, February 17, 2017 | 1:00–2:30 PM | Hynes Convention Center - 313

NCA4 Regional Engagement Workshops
Visit www.globalchange.gov/nca4 for information as it becomes available

National Climate Assessment Update

Early 2017 has been a productive time for NCA4: Author teams are in place; early chapter outlines are under review; regional engagement workshops are planned for each of the ten NCA4 regions. Information on these workshops, which will serve as an opportunity for stakeholders to provide input on the chapter direction, will be posted when available at www.globalchange.gov/nca4.

NIEHS Climate and Health Literature Portal

A new tool created by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the Climate Change and Human Health Literature Portal, enables users to identify and locate the most relevant peer-reviewed literature, government reports, policy documents, and other resources on the health implications of climate change from around the globe through an easily searchable online database. Users can search for resources by location, audience, timespan, type of material, and other criteria.

Access the Climate Change and Human Health Literature Portal
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