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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

Overview Report:  Concise, well illustrated summary. 

Foundation Report: Volume more detailed than the Overview Report.

Student Reading Book
See also our National Assessment Education Resources.  Includes regional papers for educators.

The National Assessment Overview and Foundation Reports were produced  by the National Assessment Synthesis Team, an advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and were not subjected to OSTP's Information Quality Act Guidelines. The National Assessment was forwarded to the President and Congress in November 2000 for their consideration.

Regions.  Find out more about specific areas of the US.

Sectors.  Details on these 5 topics:

Agriculture Water Health Forests

Coastal Areas &
Marine Resources

Background information.  Learn more about the National Assessment

Master List  of Workshop and Assessment Reports
Published under the US National Assessment.

Back issues (July 1998 through September 2000) of Acclimations, Newsletter of the National Assessment.  Includes interesting articles on the National Assessment  process.
Other older assessments available online: ...and don't miss our:
  • General Assessments page, with links to other assessment initiatives and reports.
Climate Change Assessment: Administration Did Not Meet Reporting Deadline [PDF].  Report (dtd 14 April 2005; publicly released 22 April 2005) from the U.S. Congress, Government Accountability Office. (link posted 22 April 2005)

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