US National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change
A detailed overview of the consequences of climate change and mechanisms for adaptation, published in 2000


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US National Assessment of
the Potential Consequences
of Climate Variability and Change
Background Information

   

National Assessment Coordination Office:
Former Staff

Student Reading Book
See also our National Assessment Education Resources.

Introduction - Find out what the National Assessment was about.  See also:

Frequently Asked Questions - See answers to frequently asked questions about the National Assessment.

Sectors - Find out about the sectors covered in the National Assessment.

Regions & Mega-Regions.  Find out about the regions involved in the National Assessment, including the regional workshops.

Workshops.

Public Review drafts. The reports were available for public review from June 12 to August 11, 2000.

Published Information that Formed the Basis for the National AssessmentCitations, organized by topic.   

"Acclimations," the newsletter of the US National AssessmentBack issues (July 1998 through September 2000) of Acclimations, Newsletter of the National Assessment.  Includes interesting articles on the National Assessment  process.

Scenarios & Data.  Find out about the scenarios that were used in the National Assessment, and access background data.

Organization & Mandate - Find out how the National Assessment was organized.

Reports & Other Documents from Workshops, Organizational Meetings and the U.S. Climate Forum.

Timelines:

Policy Guidance Documents

Hearings

Global Warming - National Assessment on Climate Change [PDF].  US Congress, Senate, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, July 18, 2000.  Hearing on the "Climate Change Impacts on the United States" report released in June 2000.  Statements made by:  [links deactivated; pages no longer available]


The US National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change was published in 2000 by the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). For information from more recent assessments from the USGCRP, see the National Climate Assessment section of ClimateImpacts.org.