To enable National Climate Assessment (NCA) authors to do the in-depth analysis necessary to make the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) most useful, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) provided author teams with an array of data tools and scenario products. This appendix contains additional information on some of the materials available to NCA4 […]
The Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) synthesizes information about the impacts of climate change in the United States. As a highly influential scientific assessment (HISA), information cited within NCA4 must meet the standards of the Information Quality Act (IQA). Identification of Literature Sources This report assessed information from several sources, including 1) technical input reports […]
Assessments are essential tools for linking science and decision-making. The Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990 charged the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) with a legal mandate to conduct a scientific assessment on the effects of global change not less frequently than every four years; the third and most recent National Climate Assessment […]
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Scientists have identified 530,000 sites worldwide suitable for pumped-hydro energy storage, capable of storing more than enough energy to power the entire planet. Pumped-hydro is one of the best technologies we have for storing intermittent renewable energy, such as solar power, which means these sites could act as giant batteries, helping to support cheap, fully […]