A webinar on 12/19 included a brief overview followed by a Q&A session led by members of the report’s writing team on the SOCCR-2 background, process, and content. This is a critical opportunity for the carbon cycle research community to inform the policy process!
Please watch the webinar recording here.
SOCCR-2 is a technical, scientific assessment focused on North American land and adjacent oceans’ carbon cycle processes, stocks, fluxes, and interactions with global-scale carbon budgets and climate change impacts in managed and unmanaged systems as addressed in and related to the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Plan (2011), the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) 2012-2021 Strategic Plan and the Global Change Research Act or GCRA (1990). This special report provides an update to the carbon cycle science presented in the Third National Climate Assessment (NCA3) released in 2014 and the 1st State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR-1) released in 2007. The draft findings in SOCCR-2 are based on a large U.S. and international body of scientific, peer-reviewed research, as well as a number of other publicly available sources, including well-established and carefully evaluated observational and modeling datasets. The final SOCCR-2 report is expected to be released mid-2018. SOCCR-2 informs NCA4 which is expected in Dec 2018. The SOCCR-2 Public Comment Period runs through 12 January 2018.
DRAFT 2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report
- About SOCCR-2
- Call for Public Comment on SOCCR-2 draft, deadline January 12, 2018 (updated)
- SOCCR-2 Frequently Asked Questions
To view/download/review report: Please visit review.globalchange.gov to create your log-in credentials. You may then access the draft report and submit your comments through the online system.
FINAL NCA4 Vol. I: Climate Science Special Report
- Read NCA4 Vol. I: The Climate Science Special Report
- NCA4 Vol. I Frequently Asked Questions
- About NCA4 Vol. I: The Climate Science Special Report
DRAFT NCA4 Vol. II: Climate Change Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States