National Climate Assessment (NCA) Teaching Resources

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The National Climate Assessment offers a wealth of actionable science about the causes, effects, risks and possible responses to human-caused climate change. NOAA, the NCAnet Education Affinity Group, and members of the CLEAN Network have developed a series of guides for educators that focus on the regional chapters of the Assessment Report, helping to unpack the key messages of each region and point to related, high-quality online resources.

Report Findings: The National Climate Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. The 4th National Climate Assessment (NCA4) had two parts: Part I was an update on the scientific findings from the 2014 National Climate Assessment and was finalized in 2017. Part II, released in 2018, focused on the impacts, risks, and how the US is adapting to climate change.

Overview support pages

*Please note NOAA is still updating their NCA resource pages, so many of these still refer to NCA3. However, they are still useful resources for educators.

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