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52 Appendix A The Committee on Ecological Impacts of Climate Change Statement of Task An ad-hoc committee will prepare a short (20-page) consensus, high-level overview report based on the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group II report and other NRC reports and published literature that provides a balanced summary of key examples of observed impacts of climate change on a variety of ecosystems. This report will form the basis of derivative products such as a public brochure and material that could be used as the basis of a class curriculum or public education.