US Global Change Research Program is pleased to announce the
publication of "US National Climate Assessment Objectives, Proposed
Topics, and Next Steps" and requests public comments. The document
describes the objectives of the National Climate Assessment (NCA)
process, provides an initial outline of the next NCA synthesis report
(scheduled for publication in June 2013), and describes the next steps
in planning for and implementing the NCA process.
comments received on these documents will be evaluated and, if
appropriate, used to inform the NCA structure and process. Updates on
the NCA structure and process will be posted on the NCA Web site (http://globalchange.gov/what-
they are available. Comments will also be provided to the Federal
Advisory Committee for the NCA, the "National Climate Assessment
Development and Advisory Committee,'' when it is constituted this fall.
All comments will be collated and posted on the NCA Web site.