Federal Coordinating Lead Authors:
David R. Easterling, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
David W. Fahey, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory
Chapter Lead:
Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech University
Chapter Authors:
Sarah Doherty, University of Washington
James P. Kossin, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
William V. Sweet, NOAA National Ocean Service
Russell S. Vose, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Michael F. Wehner, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Donald J. Wuebbles, University of Illinois
Review Editor:
Linda O. Mearns, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Technical Contributors:
Robert E. Kopp, Rutgers University
Kenneth E. Kunkel, North Carolina State University
John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M University
USGCRP Coordinators:
David J. Dokken, Senior Program Officer
David Reidmiller, Director

Our Changing Climate

This chapter is based on the Climate Science Special Report (CSSR), which is Volume I of the Fourth National Climate Assessment (available at science2017.globalchange.gov). The Key Messages and the majority of the content represent the highlights of CSSR, updated with recent references relevant to these topics. The interested reader is referred to the relevant chapter(s) in CSSR for more detail on each of the Key Messages that follow.

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