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The 4th National Climate Assessment: The process and take-aways for Alaska

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ETOneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Speaker: Steve Gray, Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center; Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy; Jeremy Littell, Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center; Tom Hennessy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Sponsors: ACCAP

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Abstract: The 4th National Climate Assessment (NCA), released Nov 23rd, 2018, summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. A team of more than 300 experts guided by a Federal Steering Committee (composed of representatives from each of USGCRP's 13 member agencies) produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report is divided into regions and sectors. This presentation will explore the NCA process and key takeaway points with a focus on Alaska, including observed and projected climate changes on human heath and community well being, as well as coastal and marine impacts.

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