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A Review of the Draft 2013 National Climate Assessment

A Review of the Draft 2013 National Climate Assessment (2013)

Mandated by the Global Change Research Act, the National Climate Assessment is produced every four years by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. This NRC report evaluates the draft 2013 National Climate Assessment. It provides both practical suggestions for immediate improvements to the document, and broader considerations, for example, about fundamental approaches used in certain parts of the draft Assessment, and about the scope of the research that underlies the Assessment findings. Overall, the Panel finds that given the current state of the science and the scope of resources available, the 2013 National Climate Assessment does a reasonable job of fulfilling its charge to inform the President, the Congress, and the nation about the current state of scientific knowledge regarding climate change effects.

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