Study: Dry Future Likely Unavoidable for Southwest, But Reducing Greenhouse Gases Can Still Help 8 September 2021

Study: Dry Future Likely Unavoidable for Southwest, But Reducing Greenhouse Gases Can Still Help

For the past two decades, the southwestern United States has been desiccated by one of the most severe long-term droughts—or ‘megadroughts’—of the last 1,200 years. And now, scientists say the risk of similar extreme megadroughts and severe single-year droughts will increase in the future as Earth’s temperature continues to rise, according to a new study in Earth’s Future.

CPO Welcomes Dr. Eric Balaban, Climate and Health Policy Fellow 7 September 2021

CPO Welcomes Dr. Eric Balaban, Climate and Health Policy Fellow

Eric is currently training in the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Fellowship in Climate and Health Science Policy and will be collaborating with NOAA throughout this academic year.

CPO and Partners Launch Webinar Series on the Science of Precipitation and How to Plan for its Changing Future 7 September 2021

CPO and Partners Launch Webinar Series on the Science of Precipitation and How to Plan for its Changing Future

Participants will learn about some of the considerations and methods for working with available precipitation science and information to advance resilience planning.

Co-occurring California Droughts and Northeast Pacific Marine Heatwaves to Become Dramatically More Frequent, Study Says 7 September 2021

Co-occurring California Droughts and Northeast Pacific Marine Heatwaves to Become Dramatically More Frequent, Study Says

Results show the increasing frequency of these compound extremes is strongly driven by human-caused warming and drying trends.

Research Links Extreme Cold Weather in the United States to Arctic Warming 7 September 2021

Research Links Extreme Cold Weather in the United States to Arctic Warming

The study provides insights that could potentially extend the warning lead time of cold extremes in the United States, Canada, and Asia.

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