Emissions from thawing permafrost add trillions in economic impacts 1 October 2015

Emissions from thawing permafrost add trillions in economic impacts

Work supported by CPO's AC4 program found that the effects of melting permafrost in the Arctic could cost $43 trillion in extra economic damage by the end of the next century, on top of the more than the $300 trillion economic damage already predicted.

Pulwarty gives keynote address on climate services and adaptation 17 March 2014

Pulwarty gives keynote address on climate services and adaptation

NIDIS Director Roger Pulwarty gave the keynote address on climate services and adaptation at the WCRP-Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Developing, Linking, and Applying Climate Knowledge.

A global perspective on CMIP5 climate model biases 3 March 2014

A global perspective on CMIP5 climate model biases

Researched funded by CPO’s MAPP program was published in Nature Climate Change on Feb. 23.  Scientists at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) led a new study to be published in Nature Climate Change, identifies a path forward to reduce or eliminate global sea surface temperature biases in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Assessments resulting in greater confidence in climate model projections. 

NOAA delegation attends UN Climate Change Conference 19 November 2013

NOAA delegation attends UN Climate Change Conference

Amanda McCarty of the Climate Program Office is participating in the United National Climate Change Conference taking place in Warsaw, Poland from Nov. 11 - 23 as part of the delegation from NOAA and the United States.
MAPP supports PNAS-published research on risks of Amazon Rainforest dieback 21 October 2013

MAPP supports PNAS-published research on risks of Amazon Rainforest dieback

Supported by CPO’s Modeling, Analysis, Prediction and Projection (MAPP) program and the National Science Foundation, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have published a new study on the risk of Amazon Rainforest dieback in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The new study suggests that the southern portion of the Amazon rainforest is at much higher risk of dieback due to stronger seasonal drying that projections made by the climate models used in the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
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