On January 11th, the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee (NCADAC), the federal advisory committee for the National Climate Assessment, approved their draft of the Third National Climate Assessment Report and released the draft for public comment. The draft report is available for download - both as a single document and by chapter – HERE.
The public comment period will run January 14 - April 12, 2013. All comments must be submitted via the online comment tool, which can also be accessed online at http://ncadac.globalchange.gov beginning on January 14th.
The National Research Council will also be reviewing the draft during this period. The draft report is a product of the NCADAC and is not a product of the federal government. The authors of the report will use the comments received during the public comment period to revise the report before submitting it to the government for consideration.