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National Climate Assessment reporting continues at AGU23 in San Francisco

The largest meeting of Earth and space scientists will include deep dives into the Fifth National Climate Assessment in a program packed with climate science this December in San Francisco, California

Meeting Announcement

American Geophysical Union

WASHINGTON — AGU congratulates the many members of our scientific community whose work contributed to the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5), which was published today.

Climate reporting will remain essential as we close out a year of record global temperatures, wildfires in Canada, Hawaii and the U.S. Southeast, droughts in the Amazon and Mississippi river basins, and billion-dollar flooding disasters in the U.S Northeast and California, aggravated by human-driven climate change.

AGU’s upcoming 2023 Annual Meeting, convening 11-15 December, will host authors from each of the NCA’s 32 chapters and feature deep dives into the threats and solutions identified in the report — in addition to thousands of research presentations on our climate past, present and future in a program that brings together 25,000 experts on Earth and space science.

Members of the press are invited to attend free of charge either in person at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, or online. Learn more about press registration and eligibility. Please note the last day to book conference hotels is 15 November.

Press events at AGU23 will highlight climate science, including:

  • 2023 Arctic Report Card
  • State of the icesheets in Antarctica and Greenland
  • Ocean carbon dioxide removal research, applications and ethics
  • Hands-on workshop introduces a new NCA Interactive Atlas developed by the NOAA Climate Program Office in conjunction with U.S. Global Change Research Program to support local climate reporting.

Scientific sessions at AGU23 dig into the NCA5 chapters:


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