A new assessment led by the Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) team offers insights about climate change risks in American Samoa and supports climate-wise planning
The publications include early outcomes and a data instrument from wave two of their study on small- and medium-sized business resilience to natural hazards and COVID-19. Because small- and medium-sized businesses make up a significant portion of the economy, understanding interactions between disruptions and pre-existing social stressors is fundamental for implementing equitable adaptation and improved resilience.
A recent study co-funded by the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program found that sea level rise caused by anthropogenic climate change increased the extent and severity of damages from the 2012 hurricane.
While other resources exist that present regional or national trends in temperatures, few tools provide such information on a local level. The dashboard incorporates overall temperature trends as well as trends in indicators like extreme heat and warm nights, offering insight into changes in heat that can have public health ramifications as well as economic impacts.
The report is an important step in integrating sustained assessment into New York City climate adaptation planning. It will drive new and creative partnerships to develop credible and actionable research products addressing the city’s most pressing climate challenges.
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.
NOAA Privacy Statement|
Web Accessibility Statement|
Disclaimer for External Links|
U.S. Department of Commerce|