Second National Climate Assessment: Overview Print

An affiliated website was created specifically for the 2009 National Climate Assessment so that the report would be more accessible to a variety of interested readers.

Visit the "About This Report" page on the 2009 National Climate Assessment website to find information on:

  • What is this report?
  • Who called for it, who wrote it, and who approved it?
  • What are its sources?
  • Does this report deal with options for responding to climate change?
  • How is the likelihood of various outcomes expressed given that the future is not certain?
  • How does this report address incomplete scientific understanding?
Click here to download the "About This Report" chapter from the report