On April 15, the National Research Council released its report A Review of the Draft 2013 National Climate Assessment which critiqued a federal advisory council’s draft National Climate Assessment. The National Research Council praised the objectives to further study the potential impacts of climate change but felt the government should provide more guidance and information on practical steps to adjust to climate change. The Council also encouraged the final report to study the potential infectious disease threats associated with climate change as well as the impacts to cities beyond sea-level rises and storm surges. The National Climate Assessment is written by representatives from 13 federal agencies, and the final report is due out in early 2014.