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Report Release - Extreme Heat: Hot Cities, 2015 Symposium 26 April 2016

Report Release - Extreme Heat: Hot Cities, 2015 Symposium

AIA Design for Risk and Reconstruction (DfRR)

On November 12, 2015, DfRR brought together an amazing group of speakers representing the broadest cross-section of professions involved in climate change to highlight both the short and long-term impacts of extreme heat and the risks we take if we fail to act. The committee organized panels and case studies in terms of scale, from the most global challenges to the most local opportunities. Conflicting and contrasting solutions were welcome, making for an oftentimes lively debate. The symposium also illuminated the unresolved and the yet-to-be-determined.

USGCRP Climate and Health Assessment Released 4 April 2016

USGCRP Climate and Health Assessment Released

On April 4, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released the inaugural Climate Change and Human Health Assessment: 'Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment." This scientific assessment was developed by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), as part of the ongoing efforts of USGCRP’s sustained National Climate Assessment process and as called for under the President’s Climate Action Plan.

NOAA's Chief Scientist shares NOAA's Integrated Information Systems approach to providing climate services to manage human health risks at the UN Climate Conference: COP21 in Paris 11 December 2015

NOAA's Chief Scientist shares NOAA's Integrated Information Systems approach to providing climate services to manage human health risks at the UN Climate Conference: COP21 in Paris

Dr. Rick Spinrad, NOAA's Chief Scientist, addressed participants of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) 21 and international viewers in a video presented at the US Center.
CPO's Hunter Jones delivers keynote on Climate and Extreme Heat at Design for Risk Reduction Symposium in NYC 23 November 2015

CPO's Hunter Jones delivers keynote on Climate and Extreme Heat at Design for Risk Reduction Symposium in NYC

On November 12, CPO's Hunter Jones joined over 30 urban climatologists, architects, planners, and emergency management & public health practitioners to address an estimated 200 audience members, in New York City for the symposium: “Extreme Heat: Hot Cities – Adapt­ing to a Hot­ter World.”

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