Public Comment Period: USGCRP Fifth National Climate Assessment Prospectus

July 10, 2020

*Cross-posted from and USGCRP email blast*

Fifth National Climate Assessment

The U.S. Global Change Research Program is pleased to announce that the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5) development process is officially underway.

A newly released Federal Register Notice seeks public comment on the NCA5 Draft Prospectus, which describes the proposed overarching themes and framework for the report.

Public comments are also sought on ways to make the assessment information accessible and useful to multiple audiences; specific types of detailed information at regional scales that would be most useful to NCA5 readers; how to best describe risks and impacts, as well as potential opportunities to reduce those risks and impacts; suggestions for new approaches to topics addressed in previous NCAs; and suggestions regarding overarching themes that NCA5 should consider addressing.

All members of the public are encouraged to read the Draft Prospectus and submit their comments through USGCRP’s website by 11:59 PM ET on August 10, 2020. The feedback we receive will help shape the development of NCA5.

Learn more about the Draft Prospectus and find out how to participate here.