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National Climate Assessment

The National Climate Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. A team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences.

  • Explore highlights of the National Climate Assessment including an Overview, the report’s 12 overarching findings, and a summary of impacts by region. The Highlights provides a concise version of the full report including an Overview, select evidence for the 12 Report Findings, and summaries of the impacts of climate change on every region of the United States.
  • The full report of the National Climate Assessment provides an in-depth look at climate change impacts on the U.S. It details the multitude of ways climate change is already affecting and will increasingly affect the lives of Americans. Explore how climate change affects you and your family. Explore how climate change affects important sectors such as health, water, and agriculture. Cross cutting sections explore climate change impacts at the intersection of various sectors (such energy, water, and land use), as well as impacts on urban areas, rural communities, Indigenous Peoples, and more.


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