As far as the science goes, there is little in the U.S. Global Change Research Program report to advance the case of any side in the debate over climate policy. That makes the publication of the report more a hook for stories that one side or another wants to tell than an actual item of news in itself.
David Montgomery recently retired as Senior Vice President of NERA Economic Consulting after a 40 year career of teaching, government service and consulting. He was previously Assistant Director of the U.S. Congressional Budget Office and taught economics at Caltech and Stanford University.