CCASS and the U.S. Global Climate Change Research Program (USGCRP) have collaborated to provide Spanish versions of selected publications of (and related to) the Third National Climate Assessment Report (NCA3).
Additional Spanish-language resources related to cliimate change are also available below.
National Climate Assessment Highlights
This book presents the major findings and selected highlights from Climate Change Impacts in the United States, the third National Climate Assessment.The Highlights report is organized around NCA3's twelve Report Findings, which take an overarching view of the entire report and its 30 chapters. All material in the Highlights is drawn from the full report.
Léelo en español (Read Spanish selections):
- Resumen (Overview)
- Hallazgos del Informe (Key Findings)
- Tendencias Climáticas (Climate Trends)
- Región Nordeste (Northeast Region)
- Región Sudeste y Caribe (Southeast and Caribbean Region)
- Región Medio Oeste (Midwest Region)
- Región Grandes Planicies (Great Plains Region)
- Región Suroeste (Southwest Region)
- Región Noroeste (Northwest Region)
- Estado de Alaska (Alaska)
- Islas Hawai'i y del Pacifico (Hawai'i and Pacific Islands)
- Comunidades Rurales (Rural Communities)
- Regiones Costeras (Coastal Regions)
- Respondiendo al Cambio Climático (Responding to Climate Change)
Southwest Climate Assessment Report
Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States speaks broadly and clearly about climate and its effects on the people and landscapes of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, the U.S.– Mexico border region, and the lands of Native Nations. Published in 2013 by Island Press, this regional assessment was a technical input to the NCA3 and is available below.
A landmark study in terms of its coverage and analysis (and a synthesis of knowledge from some 120 contributing experts), the book offers decision makers and stakeholders a substantial basis from which to make informed choices that will affect the well-being of the region’s inhabitants in the decades to come.
IPCC 5th Assessment Report Highlights
The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was issued in 2013 and 2014 in three Working Group (WG) reports and a Synthesis Report.
WG I Report
provides a comprehensive assessment of the physical science basis of climate change.
WG II Report
Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability / Cambio Climático 2014: Impactos, Adaptación, y Vulnerabilidad
considers the vulnerability and exposure of human and natural systems, the observed impacts and future risks of climate change, and the potential for and limits to adaptation.
- Resumen para responables de políticas (Summary for Policymakers in Spanish)
- Spanish-language summary of regional impacts to Central America and South America
- Summary for Policymakers (English)
WG III Report
Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change
assesses the options for mitigating climate change and their underlying technological, economic, and institutional requirements, and described the risks, uncertainty, and ethical foundations of climate change mitigation policies at global, national, and subnational levels.
- Summary for Policymakers and Final Draft (lSpanish version not yet available)
Synthesis Report Overview
An overview of the Synthesis Report, summarizing findings from Working Groups I, II, and III of the Fifth Assessment Report of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was released in 2014.
- Léelo en español (read Spanish summary )
Additional Resources from:
Fomentando Comunidades Adaptables/Building Resilient Communities
(materiales al nivel vecinal en el sur de Arizona, ©Climate Smart Southwest / Physicians for Social Responsibility, Vulnerable Communities and Neighborhoods Task Force, 2014)
El Reto del Clima Extremo - guia para facilitar la conversación en grupo sobre preparando para el calor extremo y otras emergencias relacionadas con el clima
(The Extreme Weather Challenge – Group Conversation Packet also available here in English)
Watershed Management Group
Infraestructura Verde - manual de Infraestructura verde para comunidades del Desierto Sonorense. Esta nueva versión incluye información e imágenes específicas para Baja California Sur
Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy
Avanzando desde la Vulnerabilidad hacia la Adaptación: El Cambio Climático, la Sequía, y la Demanda del Agua en Áreas Urbanas del Suroeste de los EEUU y el Norte de México, ed. M. Wilder, C.A. Scott, N. Pineda-Pablos, R.G. Vardady, and G.M. Garfin, 2012. (Moving Forward from Vulnerability to Adaptation; bilingual publication)
Articles of Interest
New York Times
- Davenport, C, "Climate is a Big Issue for Hispanics, and Personal," Feb. 9, 2015.