SE CASC Hosting Six-Part Webinar Series on the Fourth National Climate Assessment

Members of the South Carolina's Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (SC-HART) perform rescue operations in Port Arthur, Texas, August 31, 2017. The SC-HART team consists of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the South Carolina Army National Guard with four Soldiers who are partnered with three rescue swimmers from the State Task Force and provide hoist rescue capabilities. Multiple states and agencies nationwide were called to assist citizens impacted by the epic amount of rainfall in Texas and Louisiana from Hurricane Harvey. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez) USGCRP AND NCA4. Source: Forbes

The Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center is launching a six-part webinar series that will focus on Chapter 19 of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II: The Southeast, Chapter 20: U.S. Caribbean, and Chapter 15: Tribes and Indigenous Peoples. The next webinar, on the Tribes and Indigenous Peoples chapter, presented by Rachel Novak (BIA) and Casey Thornbrugh (USET), will be held on March 25, 2020 from 12pm – 1pm ET.

View past webinars in the series:

NCA4: An Overview

The National Climate Assessment (NCA) is a federally mandated scientific assessment that evaluates current and projected climate change related effects across the U.S. every four years. The fourth edition of the NCA was released in 2017, titled NCA4 Volume I: Climate Science Special Report (CSSR). The CSSR provides in-depth analysis on the foundational physical science of climate change, while the NCA4 Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States, released in 2018, provides a detailed assessment of those impacts.

This six-part webinar series will take an intensive look at Chapter 19 of the NCA4, Volume II: The Southeast, Chapter 15: Tribes and Indigenous Peoples, and Chapter 20: U.S. Caribbean. The topic of each webinar will be focused on one of the key messages outlined in the Southeast chapter and on findings and case studies relevant to the Southeast from the Tribes and Indigenous Peoples chapter. View our Overview: What is the NCA4 and What Does it Mean for the Southeast?

Get details about the NCA4 Webinar Series.