The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC), of which VNFGD partner TC Richmond serves as Vice Chair, has concluded that the evidence for a changing climate has strengthened considerably since the last National Climate Assessment report written in 2009. Following extensive review by the National Academies of Sciences and by the public, this newly released report will be revised by the NCADAC and, after additional review, will then be submitted to the Federal Government for consideration.
The NCADAC is a federally-appointed committee tasked with providing a report to the President and the Congress that integrates, evaluates, and interprets the findings of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP); analyzes the effects of global change on the natural environment, agriculture, energy production and use, land and water resources, transportation, human health and welfare, human social systems, and biological diversity; and analyzes current trends in global change, both human-induced and natural, and projects major trends for the subsequent 25 to 100 years.
Climate change presents a major challenge for society. This report and the sustained assessment process that is being developed represent steps forward in advancing understanding of that challenge and its far-reaching implications for the nation and the world.