Mr. McCaffrey goes to Washington


NCSE's Mark McCaffrey will be discussing the educational use of the third National Climate Assessment at a panel in the White House on May 6, 2014. The panel will be streamed live from the White House between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Eastern) on May 6, 2014; McCaffrey’s presentation will take place toward the end of the event.

In a post on NCSE’s blog The Science League of America, McCaffrey explained that the report provides "[b]oatloads of opportunities to drill down into the data to learn more about how climate change is impacting our country. ... Want to know how climate change is impacting your region? They have that. How climate change will affect coastal and marine systems? That’s included. Did they include tribal nations? Of course. How human health, agriculture and water resources will change? That, too. Energy supply and use? Yep. Biodiversity? Sure. All this and much, much more. A veritable treasure trove of information." He summarized, "The NCA is the first step to changing the conversation in America about climate change, and educators have a unique opportunity to jump in and use this new material to bring the challenges of climate change home to their students."

In addition to the White House panel, McCaffrey will be discussing the educational use of the NCA in a webinar/teleconference with the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern) and in a conference call with the NCAnet Education Affiliate Group at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern), in which NCSE members are encouraged to participate.