Review of the 5th National Climate Assessment: Call for Nominations


Deadline: August 1, 2022

Submit nominations for the committee reviewing the 5th National Climate Assessment

The National Academies’ Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC) and Board on Environmental Change and Society (BECS) are currently soliciting nominations for a new ad hoc committee to conduct an independent technical review of the 5th National Climate Assessment (NCA5) draft report, which is expected to be made available for review in late fall 2022.  The NCA5 is intended to provide an up-to-date evaluation and summary of the current and projected impacts of climate change on the United States, with detailed discussion of regional effects.

The National Academies is seeking individuals to serve on the committee with expertise in key areas addressed in the NCA5, including climate science and mitigation, human and environmental health, systems science, environmental justice, tribal and indigenous communities, ecosystems and biodiversity, and agriculture. For the full list of key expertise areas, please review the call for nominations form.

Nominations are due by Monday, August 1, 2022.

HT/Dave Burton

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July 18, 2022 10:20 pm

What was wrong with the 4th?

Isn’t this settled science 😉

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Derg
July 19, 2022 2:29 am

Been settled since the first

Now it’s just cash flow

Rick C
Reply to  Derg
July 19, 2022 9:36 am

It has to be updated to match the IPCC 6th report. No need for special expertise, just the ability to cut and paste.

July 18, 2022 11:14 pm

We can’t have us forgetting that we are all doomed if we don’t do what we say about the climate. Scepticism and doubters must be eliminated.

Climate believer
July 19, 2022 3:10 am

Can I submit a graph.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Climate believer
July 19, 2022 5:16 am

Yes, CO2 levels are going up, but temperatures are going down.

How do alarmists explain this discrepancy in their claim that increased CO2 means increased temperatures? Answer: They can’t explain it.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
July 19, 2022 9:00 am

This graph starting at 2012 is cherry picking. Temperature is not going down.
Start the same graph at 1975 and you will see a totally different picture.
From 1975 to pre El Nino 2015, temperature was increasing.
After this El Nino to now, temperature did not decrease or increase.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  rd50
July 19, 2022 9:55 am

Start the graph in the 1930’s and you will get a better perspective on the present day:

Hansen 1999:

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The 1930’s were warmer than 1998, and that makes them warmer than 2016, too.

So, at least in the United States, we have been in a temperature downtrend since the 1930’s, and if you look at unmodified regional surface temperature charts from around the world, you will see they show pretty much the same temperature profile as the U.S. chart, i.e., it was just as warm or warmer in the Early Twentieth Century as it is today.

Satellite era temperatures (1979 to the present) don’t tell the whole story. There was life before the satellite era.

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Reply to  Tom Abbott
July 19, 2022 2:09 pm

You can also start the graph at year 1,000 up to present using the following link:

Mike Dubrasich
Reply to  rd50
July 19, 2022 7:22 pm

You could start the graph at 10,000 B.P. Or at 5.5 mya. Or at 65 mya.

The WUWT Reference Page: Paleoclimate

has all these graphs and many more. Take a look. They reveal that today’s global temp is cold, very cold, in comparison to the temps of the geologic past. That fact is undisputed.

The normative temperature of Planet Earth over the past ~250 million years is much warmer than today. Much much warmer. And yet here we are, on Earth, which has not burned up, despite millions and millions of years of much much warmer temperatures.

Makes you think: what a pathetically tiny warmth we are experiencing in recent years, how utterly minor in the grand scheme of things climatic. And to be so freaked out by a degree or two as to monkey wrench civilization over it. Alarmists are irrational paranoiacs with zero concept of past climates, no doubt about it.

spangled drongo
Reply to  rd50
July 20, 2022 12:28 am

Why not start 2,000 years ago when the Roman harbour at that time was recently found to be two and a half miles inland from the Kent coast.
Seas were a lot higher then and warm periods were warmer:

Reply to  Climate believer
July 23, 2022 11:01 am

Not even a temporary blip there, not even on cherry data, on the reduction in energy consumption as a fallout from the Covid plandemic.


David Dibbell
July 19, 2022 3:19 am

Let’s see what they do with the heat wave history in this update. Andrew Dessler didn’t think it looked right last time.

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paul rossiter
July 19, 2022 3:40 am

For goodness sake, let’s flood the application process with suitable candidates like Tony, Heller, Lindzen. Moore, Koonan, McKittrick, Pielke, McIntyre, Morano, Lomborg, Schellenberger, Happer, and so on.

EVERYONE eligible on this site should stop grumbling and make their nominations NOW!

Reply to  paul rossiter
July 19, 2022 5:29 am

Only watermelons need apply.

paul rossiter
Reply to  Scissor
July 19, 2022 8:37 pm

So people here would rather just sit and whinge rather than taking some action like flooding the nomination process? If that is the case then they forfeit their right to complain about the outcome from the assessment.

Mumbles McGuirck
July 19, 2022 6:25 am

The National Academies is seeking individuals to serve on the committee with expertise in key areas addressed in the NCA5, including … environmental justice

What in the Blue Hill Observatory is “environmental justice” doing in a list of scientific disciplines???? It is a political stance not a field of inquiry. Why not also include gender identity, Marxist economics. and basket weaving while you’re at it?

CD in Wisconsin
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
July 19, 2022 8:36 am

“Why not also include gender identity, Marxist economics. and basket weaving while you’re at it?”

Don’t give them any ideas Mumbles.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
July 19, 2022 6:24 pm

U.S. National Climate Assessments are political documents.

CD in Wisconsin
July 19, 2022 9:10 am

A bit off topic, but it is being reported that President Brandon may declare a climate emergency soon:

Biden could declare climate emergency as soon as this week, sources say (

“President Biden is considering declaring a national climate emergency as soon as this week as he seeks to salvage his environmental agenda in the wake of stalled talks on Capitol Hill, according to three people familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the private deliberations.”


Talk about a disconnect between the Brandon administration and reality. The only place there is a climate emergency is between his ears (and the ears of his climate czar).

It’s incredible how all the evidence which belies the “emergency” is being suppressed and ignored.

Bruce Cobb
July 19, 2022 1:25 pm

Qualifications: Rubber stamp in good working order.

August 1, 2022 9:33 am

Today’s the deadline.

I’ve volunteered myself. Has anyone else?

My contact info is here:

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