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The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), a NOAA RISA team, announces expansion of the Simple Planning Tool to Texas 28 July 2022

The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), a NOAA RISA team, announces expansion of the Simple Planning Tool to Texas

The Simple Planning Tool for Texas Climate Hazards, previously available in Oklahoma and Arkansas, assists planners, emergency managers, and decision makers in Texas who are assessing their long-term climate risks, both historically and in the future.

Researchers from the California-Nevada Climate Applications Program, a NOAA RISA team, contribute to new article on winter wet–dry weather patterns as evidence for increasing wildfire hazard in CA 28 July 2022

Researchers from the California-Nevada Climate Applications Program, a NOAA RISA team, contribute to new article on winter wet–dry weather patterns as evidence for increasing wildfire hazard in CA

The study reveals that weather patterns are changing in a way that enhances wildfire hazard in California, while the frequency of weather patterns linked to historical floods is not diminishing. These changes exhibit the rising hazards of weather extremes in California’s present and future.

SCIPP, a NOAA RISA team, to host a webinar on Climate and Infrastructure Funding: A Conversation on Justice Opportunities and Challenges 22 July 2022

SCIPP, a NOAA RISA team, to host a webinar on Climate and Infrastructure Funding: A Conversation on Justice Opportunities and Challenges

This virtual webinar, titled Climate and Infrastructure Funding: A Conversation on Justice Opportunities and Challenges, will bring individuals together from different sectors to identify environmental justice funding and capacity-building resources for disaster resilience when implementing community-led projects.

Investigators from the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), a NOAA RISA team, contribute to published article assessing impacts of the February 2021 South-Central US Arctic outbreak 15 July 2022

Investigators from the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), a NOAA RISA team, contribute to published article assessing impacts of the February 2021 South-Central US Arctic outbreak

This work highlights the synoptic conditions that caused the February 2021 South-Central US Arctic outbreak, place it in a climatological perspective, and recommend how climate services can help reduce impacts like this in future freeze events.

New Report Funded through IRAP and RISA on the Intersection of Climate Change, Health, and Migration 15 July 2022

New Report Funded through IRAP and RISA on the Intersection of Climate Change, Health, and Migration

This effort, jointly supported by IRAP and RISA, explores the nexus of climate change, health, and migration in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and provides a better understanding of these relationships to inform research and policy agendas that build resilience and adaptive capacity at home and abroad.

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