The report from the Sustaining National Climate Assessments of Oceans and Coasts workshop is ready for viewing. This workshop, which took place April 22-23, 2013, was the first of its kind and focused explicitly on the sustained assessment process for a particular sector or region.
Laura Petes, Ecosystem Science Advisor in the NOAA Climate Program Office, is attending the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, People's Republic of China, from Sept. 10-13.
Global mean temperatures have been flat for 15 years despite an increase of heat-trapping greenhouse gases and new research by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography found that cooling in the eastern Pacific Ocean is behind the recent hiatus in global warming.
A strategy report, outlining a set of principles and recommendations to guide recovery and rebuilding efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, was released on Monday, Aug. 19. The goal of the report – developed by President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force – is to support recovery and rebuilding efforts and to enhance the resilience of communities that face increasing risks from extreme weather in the Sandy-affected region.
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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