North Carolina Climate Science Report

The North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS) is collaborating with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) and the Climate Change Interagency Council  in the development of a NC Climate Science Report (NCCSR). The NCCSR will provide a comprehensive report on the state of the science for North Carolina and will serve as the scientific contribution to the North Carolina Climate Risk Assessment and Resiliency Plan, as mandated by Section 9 of Executive Order 80, North Carolina’s Commitment to Address Climate Change and Transition to a Clean Energy Economy. The NCCSR will also aid state policy and decision makers in understanding the state of the climate science, and identifying associated risks and opportunities for North Carolina.

NCICS facilitates climate-related research across the UNC system and its partner organizations. The primary federal sponsor for NCICS is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), Asheville, North Carolina; as such, NCICS conducts innovative research to support and advance NOAA’s mission goals. More information on NCICS’ research and expertise can be found on the NCICS website (https://ncics.org/about/about-ncics/).

ABOUT NCICS

North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS), part of North Carolina State University, is a unique center of excellence showcasing a partnership between universities, the private sector, non-profit organizations, community groups, and the federal government. As an inter-institutional research institute of the University of North Carolina system, NCICS facilitates climate-related research across the UNC system and its partner organizations. The primary federal sponsor for NCICS is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), Asheville, North Carolina; as such, NCICS conducts innovative research to support and advance NOAA’s mission goals. More information on NCICS’ research and expertise can be found on the NCICS website (https://ncics.org/about/about-ncics/).

Several NCICS staff work with NOAA’s Technical Support Unit for the National Climate Assessment, with extensive expertise in climate science, science writing and technical editing, climate data and analysis, data visualizations, and technical report production. This same NCICS group of staff also produced NOAA’s State Climate Summaries.This expertise will be leveraged in the production of the NCCSR.

Climate Science Advisory Panel

NCICS has also formed a Climate Science Advisory Panel (CSAP). The CSAP is comprised of climate science experts from multiple NC academic institutions who will serve as potential co-authors and reviewers of the report.  CSAP members were chosen based on published research in climate science and expert recommendations.

KEY FINDINGS

Presentations to Interagency Climate Council 

Climate Impacts in North Carolina (13:22) April, 2019

 

 

Overview of the NCCSR (11:15) January, 2020

 

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Plain Language Summary

Report Findings and Executive Summary

Errata (September 2020)