National Climate Assessment Advisory Committee Disbanded

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National Climate Assessment Advisory Committee Disbanded

On August 20, 2017, the Washington Post reported thatĀ the Trump administration had disbanded the fifteen-person Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment, which assisted state and local officials to use the National Climate AssessmentĀ in long-term planning.

Update: On January 2, 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that, in his position as co-chair of the U.S. Climate Alliance, he would “reconvene the Advisory Committee to develop recommendations to navigate the challenges of climate change.”

The following day, Columbia University’s Earth Institute announced that it had hired the former chair of the Advisory Committee, Richard Moss, as a visiting senior research scientist in the Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management. In that role, Moss will re-establish the Advisory Committee, and deliver the report it was due to write.


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