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National Climate Assessment Released

Saturday, November 18, 2017  
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National Climate Assessment Released
This week the U.S. Global Change Research Program released the Climate Science Special Report (CSSR) – the work of fifty climate science experts who compiled and analyzed the latest knowledge about the physical science of climate change from more than 1,500 scientific journal articles and reports. The CSSR may be referred to as the first volume of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. National Climate Assessments have been Congressionally mandated since 1990 to be prepared every four years. The second and final volume of the Fourth National Climate Assessment will focus on societal impacts and will be released in 2018.

Thirteen federal agencies contributed to an exhaustive scientific report that says humans are the dominant cause of the global temperature rise that has occurred since the start of the 20th century, and details changes that are already occurring, many of which have public health impacts.  

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