I am one of the coauthors of the upcoming 5th National Climate Assessment’s chapter on the Southeast. In January and February 2022, we will be holding online meetings for public comments on the draft outline of the chapter before we flesh it out. This will improve our chances to address the climate issues that of most interest to the public, including YOU.

Here is the official request for participation from the US Global Change Program:

Please join the authors of the Southeast chapter of the Fifth National Climate Assessment for virtual workshops to share your thoughts on the climate change-related issues that are most important to you and the Southeast region.
These workshops are free and open to the public. The information gathered will help authors decide which topics to cover in their chapter of the Fifth National Climate Assessment, a major U.S. Government report on how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

Note that in addition to the online events, there are other ways to provide feedback to the authors by submitting comments. There are also separate events for subject chapters like agriculture that you may choose to attend. Go to the link at the bottom for a complete list.

Southeast Chapter meetings:

Mon, January 31, 2022

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-climate-assessment-southeast-chapter-evening-engagement-workshop-registration-214642119357

Tue, February 1, 2022

11:00 AM – 3:30 PM EST https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-climate-assessment-southeast-chapter-daytime-engagement-workshop-registration-209873406007

For the full list of public engagement workshops or to learn more about the Fifth National Climate Assessment, please visit: www.globalchange.gov/nca5.

Source: Trish Hartmann, Commons Wikimedia