The Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) launched its new website at PIRCA.org.
Key features of the website enable anyone to view climate-related content by topic or location. This content includes, for example, charts and illustrations, animated data visualizations, maps, videos, presentations, and case studies that highlight real-world examples of impacts and adaptation in a variable and changing climate.
The News section operates much like a blog, providing updates and announcements about regional climate assessment activities and the U.S. National Climate Assessment.
The new website also makes it easier to access the 2012 PIRCA Report, Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts, as well as its findings, case studies, and figures.
The report examines climate change impacts in Hawai‘i and the USAPI and assesses the adaptive capacity of Pacific Island communities. More than 100 scientific experts and practitioners contributed to the report, an integrated regional assessment that serves as technical input to the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment.
The PIRCA website is supported by funding from the East-West Center, the Department of Interior’s Pacific Islands Climate Science Center, the Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through the Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) Program.