Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

9 January 2013

Information on the Regional Integrated Science and Assessments FY2013 Funding Opportunity Now Available

On January 9, NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO) announced a FY 2013 federal funding opportunity for the Regional Integrated Science and Assessments (RISA) program. 

New Case Study: Extreme Events in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin 3 January 2013

New Case Study: Extreme Events in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin

A newly released case study explores the wide-reaching impacts of four consecutive extreme weather events in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin (ACF) in Georgia, which cost taxpayers millions of dollars in damaged infrastructure, homes, and businesses and threatened water supply for ecological, agricultural, energy, and urban water users.

1 January 2013

MAPP Webinar

The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program hosted a webinar on Tuesday, January 15 titled “Extratropical Climate Extremes".

Pacific RISA Contributors Help Produce Regional Assessment Report 12 December 2012

Pacific RISA Contributors Help Produce Regional Assessment Report

 

The Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) released its first reportClimate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts (Island Press). The report is aimed at assessing the state of knowledge about climate change indicators, impacts, and adaptive capacity of the Hawaiian archipelago and the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI). 

 

Global Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States National Climate Assessment 11 December 2012

Global Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States National Climate Assessment

NOAA has released a report that estimates global mean sea level rise over the next century based on a comprehensive synthesis of existing scientific literature. Scientists have very high confidence (greater than 90% chance) that global mean sea level will rise at least 8 inches (0.2 meter) and no more than 6.6 feet (2.0 meters) by 2100.

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