Last week, the Trump administration released their Fourth National Climate Assessment, a joint effort among thirteen federal agencies including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). One chapter is co-authored by ESSIC researcher Ariana Sutton-Grier.
The National Climate Assessments is a law-mandated report released every four years on the science of climate change and its impacts across the United States. Since its 1989 establishment by President George H.W. Bush, the U.S. Global Change Research Program have published four assessments.
Sutton-Grier is a co-author of the eighth chapter, titled “Coastal Effects” that discusses the socioeconomic and environmental impacts and consequences of the changing climate for coastal ecosystems and human communities.
Sutton-Grier is an ecosystem ecologist with expertise in wetland ecology and restoration, biodiversity, biogeochemistry, climate change, and ecosystem services.
To read the assessment, click here: “Fourth National Climate Assessment”. To learn more about the context of this report, click here: “What Is The National Climate Assessment And Where Did It Come From?”.