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.
The Northern Great Plains faces a number of climate hazards and these targeted resources can help communities across the region build climate resilience.
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.
Results show the increasing frequency of these compound extremes is strongly driven by human-caused warming and drying trends.
The study provides insights that could potentially extend the warning lead time of cold extremes in the United States, Canada, and Asia.
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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