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Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report

Released online on April 22, 2019, the Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2) "provides a current state-of-the-science assessment of the carbon cycle in North America (i.e., the United States, Canada, and Mexico) and its connection to climate and society." Produced once every ten years, this comprehensive report was authored by more than 200 scientists from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and "provides information to inform mitigation and adaptation policies and management decisions related to the carbon cycle and climate change." Readers may wish to begin with the highlights of SOCCR2 (which are also available in Spanish, Chinese, and French) and its executive summary, which gives a condensed overview of the report in plain language. The full report is organized into four interconnected sections: Synthesis; Human Dimensions of the Carbon Cycle; State of Air, Land, and Water; and Consequences and Ways Forward. In addition to viewing the interactive web version of SOCCR2, those interested may download individual PDFs of its 19 chapters, as well as the full 880-page document including appendices at the above link. This report was produced under Congressional mandate in accordance with the Global Change Research Act of 1990.
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May 10th, 2019
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May 7th, 2019 at 2:49pm
Date Of Record Release
May 8th, 2019 at 9:33am
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