Federal Coordinating Lead Author:
David Reidmiller, U.S. Global Change Research Program
Lead Author:
Christopher W. Avery, U.S. Global Change Research Program
Contributing Authors:
Therese (Tess) S. Carter, U.S. Global Change Research Program
Katie Reeves, U.S. Global Change Research Program
Kristin Lewis, U.S. Global Change Research Program

Report Development Process

Assessments are essential tools for linking science and decision-making. The Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 19901 charged the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) with a legal mandate to conduct a scientific assessment on the effects of global change not less frequently than every four years; the third and most recent National Climate Assessment (NCA) was released in May 2014.2


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