US National Assessment of
The National Assessment Overview and Foundation Reports were produced by the National Assessment Synthesis Team, an advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and were not subjected to OSTP's Information Quality Act Guidelines. The National Assessment was forwarded to the President and Congress in November 2000 for their consideration.
Introduction - Find out what the National Assessment was about. See also more detailed Introduction to the United States National Assessment prepared by Michael C. MacCracken, who was Executive Director, National Assessment Coordination Office. (dated 8 August 2000)
Frequently Asked Questions - See answers to frequently asked questions about the National Assessment.
Sectors - Find out about the sectors covered in the National Assessment.
Regions & Mega-Regions. Find out about the regions involved in the National Assessment, including the regional workshops.
Published Information that Formed the Basis for the National Assessment. Citations, organized by topic. Posted by the Data and Information Working Group of the US Global Change Research Program.
Back issues (July 1998 through September 2000) of Acclimations, Newsletter of the National Assessment. Includes interesting articles on the National Assessment process.
Scenarios & Data. Find out about the scenarios that were used in the National Assessment, and access background data.
Organization & Mandate - Find out how the National Assessment was organized.
Policy Guidance Documents
Global Warming - National Assessment on Climate Change. US Congress, Senate, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, July 18, 2000. Hearing on the "Climate Change Impacts on the United States" report released in June 2000. Statements made by: (link posted 15 Aug 2000)
See also press release (dtd 14 July 2000) from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.