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Call for Review Editors for the Fourth National Climate Assessment

  • 15 August 2017
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Want to contribute to the National Climate Assessment? The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is soliciting individuals to serve as Review Editors for the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), currently underway.

Review editors will be responsible for ensuring that all substantive comments received during the public comment period and from the National Academy of Sciences review are appropriately addressed. They will also provide guidance to chapter leadership on any contentious issues, and ensure that significant scientific uncertainties are adequately reflected in the text. Review editors will not comment on the text itself. 

Deadline for submission: September 8, 2017

For more information, go to: http://www.globalchange.gov/notices. To nominate yourself or others, please visit: https://contribute.globalchange.gov/public-nominations-review-editors-fourth-national-climate-assessment

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