The webinars will feature community case studies from the urban heat island mapping campaigns to show how cities are working to address extreme heat risk.
Coggin spoke about the importance of the campaign in an interview with NBC4 as he volunteered with the Arlington County, Virginia community in their efforts to map urban heat.
The projects will support decision making in city neighborhoods grappling with inequitably distributed impacts from the deadliest weather-related risk in the United States—extreme heat.
The webinar will explore how increasing community engagement in both understanding and measuring urban heat through the use of a novel participatory research campaign framework can lead to climate action efficacy in US cities.
Jones is set to discuss the social equity implications of extreme heat and how the NIHHIS-funded urban heat island mapping campaigns are providing vital information. This highly visible event will reach hundreds to thousands of Weather-Ready Nation ambassadors interested in extreme heat risk mitigation and social equity
The Climate Program Office (CPO) manages competitive research programs in which NOAA funds high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities designed to advance our understanding of Earth’s climate system, and to foster the application of this knowledge in risk management and adaptation efforts. CPO-supported research is conducted in regions across the United States, at national and international scales, and globally. Learn more...
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.
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