•    Is the report responsive to the nation’s needs for information on climate variability and change in a global change context, their potential implications, and the potential effects of different response options?

•    Are the report’s key messages and graphics clear and appropriate from a communications perspective?

•    Are there any critical content areas missing from the report?

•    Are the findings documented in a consistent, transparent and credible way?

•    Does the research needs chapter address the most important gaps in existing knowledge?

•    Does the sustained assessment chapter provide an appropriate path to support the development of a sustained assessment process within USGCRP that engages regional and sectoral communities of interest?

Phase III: Discussion of the Revised Draft NCA Report

Within one month of receiving a revised draft of the 2013 NCA report and associated supporting background materials, the Panel will have a meeting to discuss the draft with USGCRP/NCA officials and lead authors, to discuss the adequacy of the changes made in response to the Panel’s earlier written review and to other comments from the general public. It is anticipated that this meeting will occur in May, 2013.

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