May 7 2014

AK CASC Contributes to the New National Climate Assessment

The Third National Climate Assessment (NCA) provides a comprehensive summary of climate change impacts on the U.S., now and in the future. The report includes observed trends and projected future conditions of climate change in the United States, as well as information on climate change mitigation and adaptation.  

The Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (AK CASC) was pleased to provide input and support for the Alaska Region chapter and technical report sections of the NCA. AK CASC Directors Steve Gray and Scott Rupp authored portions of the technical input, while a number of other partner scientists contributed in a variety of ways. The AK CASC anticipates that its stakeholders will use the 2013 NCA national report and the Alaska regional report as a definitive source of baseline information on observed changes and anticipated trends in climate and ecosystems. The AK CASC looks forward to continuing its involvement in the NCA process, and to incorporating recommendations from the report into our Center’s Science Strategy.   

The Third National Climate Assessment can be accessed via: http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/