The long version of the name refers to a "60-person Federal Advisory Committee (The "National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee" or NCADAC), which has produced a draft report called the "Federal Advisory Committee Draft Climate Assessment":
The public review period is now closed; over 4,000 public comments were received and are being addressed by the authors. The National Academy review is complete and can be read here. The public review draft remains available below while the report is revised by the author teams. Thank you for your interest in the National Climate Assessment.(Global Change Dot Gov, emphasis in original). One interesting aspect of all this was pointed out in the first post of the series:
The report's focus was mandated by legislation of the U.S. Congress, and was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush in 1990.(Government Climate Change Report). It may be surprising to some that a Republican President, Bush I, signed the legislation into law over two decades ago.
The law specified that major reports were to be produced periodically (Global Climate Change Research Act, [they moved it so use this Wayback Machine Version]).
Surprising because the Republican Party is now the seat of the "denier movement", those who say that global warming science is the biggest hoax ever fostered on the American people.
In fact their last Republican presidential candidate, who lost the election, scoffed at those scientists and members of the public who accept the scientific research, and also accept their eyes and feelings when they go outdoors to see that things are in fact changing.
That surprise can be explained by propaganda campaigns paid for and spear headed by Oil-Qaeda (also see university history lecture video below).
Anyway, Dredd Blog has complained in various posts, not about what the report contains, rather, the complaint is about what the report and many scientific papers alike don't contain (if you haven't yet, see the previous post).
What that complaint amounts to is that we as a society are ignoring some truth to what both deniers and non-deniers can agree upon.
Which is that climate is always naturally changing, but not enough detail has been provided about how that change is taking place.
That detail is not irrelevant simply because the deniers do not comprehend the damage that has been done and is being done to the global climate system by human civilization, which we call anthropogenic climate change.
Note that Dredd Blog is saying: "yes you deniers are correct that climate is always changing, but you don't properly know what that means."
"Because you conflate it with the bad change human civilization is injecting into the environment to thereby override those natural climate change dynamics" (Agnotology: The Surge - 4).
And to the non-deniers who do understand that civilization is in fact damaging the global climate system, and damaging it to the point that the natural climate change is being overridden by catastrophe-producing pollution, Dredd Blog is saying that you need to acknowledge the natural climate change built into the global climate system.
That natural, constantly ongoing change is so gradual that it is practically imperceptible (A Savvy Ecocosmological Earth Calendar - 2).
We should acknowledge natural climate change even though current anthropogenic pollution is a glaringly obvious damaging mechanism (Scientists discover what’s killing the bees, 1700 U.S. Cities Face Sea-level Rise) which overrides those natural climate change dynamics.
The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.
Note: Key times in the video are shown below in min:sec format.
(Note also: GW = global warming; GG = greenhouse gas, CC = climate change):
00:40 - Schwarzenegger: no debate, GW is happening.
06:20 - Proper amount of GG is good, keeps us warm.
07:00 - Too much GG is a bad thing.
07:09 - Tyndall in mid 1800's began research into GG.
07:45 - Arrhenius did first degree calculations re: CO2 content.
08:25 - Callendar discovered GG increases in 1930's.
09:02 - Hulburt accord in 1930's.
09:43 - Depression / war stopped GG research.
10:00 - Gilbert N. Plass developed CO2 atmospheric calculations.
10:49 - Suess & Revelle do paper in 1957 warning of GW dangers.
12:30 - Dr. Revelle warned of polar ice cap melt in TIME interview.
13:25 - CO2 levels discovered to be high.
16:30 - Lyndon Johnson in 1965 says fossil fuels causing GW.
17:00 - GW, CC not political originally.
18:20 - White of NOAA, 1978, warns of GW dangers.
20:52 - Polar Areas to be impacted 4 times more than other areas.
24:20 - IPCC formed in 1979 with consensus on GW.
26:00 - Bush I signed GW treaty.
26:45 - Denial of GW begins.
27:40 - Luntz injects GW denial propaganda into political debate.
28:25 - Oil baron Cheney propagates GW denial.
29:00 - Oil companies do massive scale denial propaganda.
29:30 - Marshall Institute
30:30 - Marshall Institute formed to support Reagan SDI (star wars)
32:50 - Marshall Institute "cigarettes not related to cancer".
36:50 - Marshall Institute does GW denial campaign.
42:54 - Marshall member Seitz worked for big tobacco.
47:20 - Singer of Marshall Institute politically attacks GW.
53:35 - Cigarette smoking is ok rhetoric applied against GW science.