Climate Change Impacts in the Continental United States
The National Climate Assessment (NCA) is a comprehensive report conducted periodically as a result of the Global Change Research Act of 1990, summarizing the impacts of climate change on the United States. The most recent NCA was released May 2014. 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. The NCA found evidence of climate change in every region with impacts visible in every state.
In this lesson you will learn:
This lesson should take around 1 hour.
Science Standards covered in this lesson (click to show)
• Geography: Environment and Society
• Science Content: F Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
AP Environmental Science Topics:
• Humans alter natural systems
• Environmental problems have a cultural and social context
• Human survival depends on developing practices that will achieve sustainable systems
AP Human Geography Topics
• Characterize and analyze changing interconnections among places
Wisconsin Common Core Standards:
• Science E – Earth and Space Science
• Science H – Science in Personal and Social Perspectives