Climate Program Office News

Carbon Tracker CT2016 released 28 February 2017

Carbon Tracker CT2016 released

The updated version of this CPO-supported tool provides information for policymakers, industry, and researchers to make informed decisions related to atmospheric greenhouse gases.

Bakken Oil Field emitting roughly 2% of Earth's ethane, says new report 2 May 2016

Bakken Oil Field emitting roughly 2% of Earth's ethane, says new report

New research in Geophysical Research Letters and partially funded by CPO's AC4 program found that the Bakken Formation, an oil and gas field in North Dakota and Montana, is responsible for roughly 2 percent of the globe's ethane--about 250,000 tons per year. 

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.

How has subtropical stratocumulus and associated meteorology changed since the 1980s? 17 September 2015

How has subtropical stratocumulus and associated meteorology changed since the 1980s?

Work supported by the Climate Program Office's Climate Observation Division (authors: C. Seethala, et al. from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography) has been published online for early release in the Journal of Climate.

Seasonal variations in the aragonite saturation state in the upper open-ocean waters of the North Pacific Ocean 27 August 2015

Seasonal variations in the aragonite saturation state in the upper open-ocean waters of the North Pacific Ocean

A paper supported by CPO's Climate Observation Division (COD) was published in Geophysical Research Letters. The paper--Seasonal variations in the aragonite saturation state in the upper open-ocean waters of the North Pacific Ocean--was published online on June 16, 2015.

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Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2017, the United States experienced a record-tying 16 climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 362 lives, and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted, costing more than $306 billion. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.

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