U.S. Global Change Research Program Newsletter – April 2019

Volume 10, Issue 2 April 2019
In This Issue  Featured: Celebrating World Water DayOutreach and ActivitiesExpert Review: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I Contribution to the Sixth Assessment ReportNOAA and Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2) Webinar Series  

Featured: Celebrating World Water Day

USGCRP celebrated World Water Day on March 22, 2019 with a series of water-related social media posts. See here>> 
 

Outreach and Activities
USGCRP staff and NCA4 authors at the American Association of Geographers meeting, April 2019. Left to right: Allyza Lustig, Bill Solecki, Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, Kirstin Dow, Diana Liverman.

National Climate Assessment (NCA)

Spring has been a busy time for the NCA team as we continue public engagement around the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4). In just the last several weeks, USGCRP has presented to stakeholders at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the American Association of Geographers, the American Chemical Society, Johns Hopkins University, and Boston University.

Please help us continue to spread the word by sharing NCA4 with your networks, and see our recent and upcoming engagement opportunities:  

Upcoming: Rising Voices (Boulder, CO), 15-17 May 2019
Recent: National Adaptation Forum (Madison, WI), 23-25 April 2019 Adaptation Findings from the Fourth National Climate Assessment & Local Experiences (Part I and Part II)Climate Assessments and Indicators from the U.S. Global Change Research Program (more here)Left to right: Ali Mohamed, USDA NIFA Division Director, Division of Environmental Systems; Gyami Shrestha, Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group; and Nancy Cavallaro, USDA NIFA National Program Leader, Division of Global Climate Change celebrate Earth Day at USDA’s South Building cafeteria.

The Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2)
The leadership of the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program and Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group participated in several events, including a USDA NIFA event (pictured above) and the European Geoscience Union (EGU) Meeting in Vienna, Austria on April 8-12, 2019 where they met with the leadership of the European Union Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS).
See here>>
 
Capacity Building
Science and Research Coordination Lead Jennifer Saleem Arrigo and International Activities Lead Apurva Dave presented to an Alabama State University (ASU)-organized training on Global Climate Change: Early Warning Systems, for a set of Liberian Climate officials, on March 19, 2019 at the ASU Washington, DC Center. 
 
U.S. Climate Modeling Summit
Members of the Interagency Group on Integrative Modeling (IGIM) attended the U.S. Climate Modeling Summit, which took place in Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) Headquarters in Lanham, MD, on April 4-5, 2019. The theme of the summit was “Modes of Climate Variability”, with featured discussions on improving the representation of large-scale patterns of natural climate variability in Earth System Models.
 
Expert Review: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I Contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report

The IPCC seeks expert comment on the first-order draft of the Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). The review runs from 29 April – 23 June 2019. Experts can register direct with the IPCC here. Refer to the decision document for the approved outline and timeline. The draft Working Group I contribution to the AR6 does not represent an approved product of the IPCC, and as such should not be cited, quoted, or distributed other than for review purposes.
 
NOAA and Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2) Webinar Series
The NOAA and SOCCR2 webinar series continues through May 28, 2019. All webinars will be held from 12-1 PM ET on Tuesdays. Video recordings of the webinars are made available after the webinars via the new U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program Channel and www.globalchange.gov/engage/webinars.