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

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM AKST
Speaking: 
Carl Markon, Non-Federal lead, Alaska Chapter NCA4 & Fred Lipschultz, U.S. Global Change Research Program

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.  

Federal Coordinating Lead Author, Alaska Chapter
Steve Gray (USGS) 

Alaska Chapter Non-Federal Lead 
Carl Markon

USGCRP Regional Contacts
Fred Lipschultz
Alexa Jay