IARPC Public Webinar Series: Fifth National Climate Assessment Alaska Chapter

November 29, 2023, 3 to 4pm EST

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The Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5) is the preeminent source of climate information in the United States. Led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program and written by over 500 experts, NCA5 describes the observed and projected impacts of climate change on a range of sectors and ten regions of the U.S. The report assesses the latest science on adaptation and mitigation, includes new chapters on economics and social systems and justice, and explores a number of cross-cutting themes such as western wildfires and COVID-19. Equity and justice are emphasized across all chapters.

The report assesses current and future risks posed by climate change to 10 regions across the United States. Speakers Allison Crimmins (NCA5 Director), Henry Huntington (Alaska Chapter Lead), Cana Uluak Itchuaqiyaq (Virginia Tech), Tracie Curry (Northern Social Environmental Research), Libby Logerwell (NOAA Fisheries), and Colleen Strawhacker (NSF) will provide an overview of the key findings of the Alaska chapter, and then will answer questions from participants.

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