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Fifth National Climate Assessment


US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)

The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally-mandated report that is updated every four years to assess and inform the Nation about the impacts of climate variability and climate change on the U.S., as well as presenting what is being done, and what can be done, to minimize impacts and risks.

Dr. Kris May serves as a Chapter Lead Author for the Coastal Effects and Blue Carbon chapter. She leads a team of 11 Federal and academic scientists focusing on current climate variability, future climate risks, and equitable adaptation along our nation's coasts; and leads a subgroup of experts from around the country to bring Blue Carbon to the National Climate Assessment for the first time.

Dr. Juliette Finzi Hart serves as a lead author on the Coastal Effects Chapter, and Daisy Ramirez Lopez serves as a Technical Contributor to the Coastal Effects and Blue Carbon Chapters. The Pathways team is providing our services pro-bono to the consortium of 14 federal agencies led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. The final report is anticipated to be published in late 2023.

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