Climate Program Office News

An Inside Look: Stay-In-stitute for Climate Change Education 28 August 2020

An Inside Look: Stay-In-stitute for Climate Change Education

NOAA's Climate Program Office, Climate Generation, and The Wild Center's Youth Climate Program look back on the success of the Stay-In-stitute for Climate Change Education—a three-day virtual conference that brought together more than 300 educators from across the country, along with Canada and Costa Rica, to create a community and gain the confidence, tools, and resources to teach climate change in all subject areas. 

CPO/IRAP supported study shows potential for climate forecasts to predict infectious disease outbreaks 25 August 2020

CPO/IRAP supported study shows potential for climate forecasts to predict infectious disease outbreaks

Results show that both the onset and size of the 2018 dengue outbreak in Réunion island could have been accurately predicted two weeks in advance, with some accuracy three to four weeks in advance — enough time for enhanced preparedness measures.

New Report on Drought and Outdoor Recreation 19 August 2020

New Report on Drought and Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor recreation is a major contributor to the Intermountain West’s economy, but the future viability of many businesses—particularly small businesses—in the industry is threatened by their drought vulnerabilities and the region’s projected increases in drought severity and frequency.

Intermountain West RISA & partners explore what public lands managers think about climate adaptation 19 August 2020

Intermountain West RISA & partners explore what public lands managers think about climate adaptation

Public lands managers are being asked to plan for ecosystem change due to climate shifts. They must decide among untested approaches such as resisting change, boosting resilience, or encouraging transformation. A new study, supported in part by CPO’s Western Water Assessment RISA team, explored managers’ views on the subject.

Atmospheric dynamics drive most interannual U.S. droughts over the last millennium 19 August 2020

Atmospheric dynamics drive most interannual U.S. droughts over the last millennium

Analysis of the last millennium reanalysis climate reconstruction shows a clear connection between Southwest drought and La Niña sea-surface temperature patterns. However, this pattern only explains a small part of the variability associated with past U.S. droughts.

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