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Adapting to Climate with NOAA RISA Webinar Series 20 October 2021

Adapting to Climate with NOAA RISA Webinar Series

CPO’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program is hosting a webinar series highlighting the 9 new 5-year RISA teams funded in Fiscal Year 2021. The webinars will serve as a venue to introduce each team, discuss major themes and partners, and preview the projects that will advance climate knowledge and adaptation capacity in their regions.

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit Launches New Section for the Northern Great Plains Region 22 September 2021

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit Launches New Section for the Northern Great Plains Region

The Northern Great Plains faces a number of climate hazards and these targeted resources can help communities across the region build climate resilience.

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.

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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