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Webinar: 2018 National Climate Assessment (NCA): Overview, Alaska Chapter, and Public Feedback/Input for the 2018 Report

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 2:00

Tuesday, February 14, 2017. 2:00 PM. Eastern Time. Webinar: 2018 National Climate Assessment (NCA): Overview, Alaska Chapter, and Public Feedback/Input for the 2018 Report. Carl Markon, U.S. Geological Survey and Fred Lipschultz, U.S. Global Change Research Program. Sponsored by Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy. More information here.

 

The National Climate Assessment (NCA) is produced every four years by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The USGCRP, under the Global Change Research Act of 1990, is mandated to deliver a status report to the President and Congress that evaluates, integrates and interprets the findings of their federal research program on global change. The NCA aims to integrate new information on climate science into the context of larger social, ecological, and policy systems. It will provide an updated report of climate change impacts and vulnerability, evaluate the effectiveness of mitigation and adaptation activities, and identify knowledge gaps. Alaska has been identified as one of 10 Regional Assessments to be included in the 2018 national report.  The purpose of the presentation is to provide a brief background on the NCA, present some current topical areas will include, and seek public feedback.  It is hoped that the audience can provides feedback on current landscape changes that are affecting their lifestyles.  

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