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... , the Council, through the Committee, shall prepare and submit to the President and the Congress an assessment which  integrates, evaluates, and interprets the findings of the Program and discusses the scientific uncertainties associated with such findings;  analyzes the effects of global change on the natural environment, agriculture, energy production and use, land and water resources, transportation, human health and welfare, human social systems, and biological diversity; and  analyzes current trends in global change, both human- induced and natural, and projects major trends for the subsequent 25 to 100 years.
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... We wish to acknowledge the tremendous amount of work that has gone into the preparation of the NCA report, and likewise to acknowledge that this NCA has been a significantly more ambitious effort than previous National Climate Assessments, in terms of the scope of topics addressed and the breadth of outreach/engagement processes involved. We offer our congratulations to the NCA leadership and authoring teams for their accomplishments thus far, and our sincere hope that the suggestions offered herein will aid their efforts.

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