About Climate Change at the NASEM

TNA Building2 verticalAt a time when responding to climate change is one of the nation’s most complex and urgent endeavors, reports and convening activities of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) provide objective guidance in support of policy- and decision-making. The NASEM gathers the nation’s top scientific and technical experts to address specific questions through rigorous, independent, and evidence-based processes. Findings and recommendations from the Academies have helped the nation move forward in understanding and addressing climate change.

Climate change activities at the NASEM are carried throughout all of the NASEM’S divisions, encompassing the natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences, transportation, and the international realm. The activities are supported by a number of federal agencies, foundations, and other funders. The U.S. Global Change Research Program supports this website and other efforts to coordinate climate change work from the Academies and communicate it to stakeholders.

This site was created in 2011 as part of the America’s Climate Choices study and is currently maintained by the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate staff. The National Academies have a long history of providing reports on the science of Earth’s climate and climate change, dating back to 1956. For a more extensive archive of our climate-related work (including that predating 2011), visit the National Academies Press topic page.


About the National Academies

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions that are the nation’s pre-eminent source of high-quality, objective advice on science, engineering, and health matters. The Academies perform studies and workshops through six major divisions; Behavioral and Social Sciences and EducationEarth and Life StudiesEngineering and Physical SciencesPolicy and Global Affairs, Health and Medicine, and the Transportation Research Board.