Twelve years ago, in July of 1998, Ricardo Alvarez was Managing Director of the Climate Change and Extreme Events Workshop that focused on the potential consequences of climate change in the region designated as U.S. Coastal South Atlantic and Caribbean. This worksop was one of several regional workshops that were part of the National Assessment (NA) of climate change consequences on The United States mandated by the U.S. Congress.
Ricardo Alvarez was also editor of the proceedings of this workshop that were published in early October 1998. These proceedings and other contributions by Ricardo were integrated into the National Assessment report, which was delivered to the White House and the U.S. Congress in January 2000 as required by law. You can read the proceedings document by going to the following link: REPORT
The workshop was sponsored by NOAA’s Office of Global Programs (OGP), the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).