CICS-NC staff, along with colleagues from NOAA’s National
Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), played pivotal
roles in the development of this report.
Four Institute staff members served as authors on the report,
joining a team of more than 100 experts.
Jesse Bell, a CICS-NC research scholar who also works with the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on projects related
to climate and health, was a lead author on the Impacts of
Extreme Events on Human Health chapter of the assessment.
CICS-NC colleagues Carl Schreck III and Jennifer Runkle served
as contributing authors on that same chapter.
Kenneth Kunkel served as a contributing author on the Introduction: Climate Change
and Human Health chapter and the Modeling Future Climate Impacts on Human Health appendix.
Assessment Development and Production
Building on experience gained through supporting the development
of the Third National Climate Assessment, CICS-NC staff provided
a range of expertise that was essential to the development and
delivery of the climate and health assessment. Working as part
of NCEI’s Assessments Technical Support Unit, contributions
included project management services, science editing and
copyediting, and graphic design. CICS-NC staff also developed
the assessment’s engaging, interactive website. Institute
data experts and software engineers helped ensure openness and
transparency in the report by facilitating the collection and
delivery of a range of metadata.
To view the full report, visit the assessment’s interactive
website at health2016.globalchange.gov.
For a synopsis of the key findings from the assessment, download
the Executive Summary.
View a video of the White House announcement of the report: