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Regional Assessments

Southern Plains Climate Assessments

The Southern Plains Vulnerability Assessment is out! Read the full report here

National Assessments

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2014 Fifth Assessment Report

The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) provides a clear and up to date view of the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change.

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX)

This report summarizes key findings on the increasing frequency, severity and extent extreme weather events.  It highlights interactions of climatic, environmental, and human factors that can lead to impacts and disasters, options for managing the risks posed by impacts and disasters, and the important role that non-climatic factors play in determining impacts.

Effects of Climatic Variability and Change on Forest Ecosystems:   A Comprehensive Science Synthesis for the U.S. Forest Sector

This is a comprehensive report synthesizing key findings on Climate Change effects on U.S.  Forest Ecosystems

USDA Climate Change Science Plan

This report addresses the challenges of climate change and the needs associated with the risks, vulnerabilities and opportunities associate with addressing greenhouse gas emissions.  

Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation

This is a comprehensive report synthesizing key findings on Climate Change effects on U.S. Agriculture.

2014 National Climate Assessment

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.

Regional Assessments

The U.S. Global Change Research Program offers a regional assessment of the Great Plains

NOAA's National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center offers regional predictions of drought. 

The NOAA Seasonal Drought Outlook is below. 

United States Seasonal Drought Outlook Graphic - click on image to enlarge