According to the study, a ‘new’ Arctic climate, one with less sea ice, higher temperatures, and longer rainy seasons, will emerge by 2100.
Predicting periods of relatively higher flood risk would allow officials to prepare and deploy resources more in advance.
The study, published in Nature, tracked the consecutive days that the atmosphere resides in a particular pattern associated with extreme temperatures and precipitation and found that these patterns are occurring more often as the Arctic warms faster than the mid-latitudes.
NOAA's Climate Program Office, Climate Generation, and The Wild Center's Youth Climate Program look back on the success of the Stay-In-stitute for Climate Change Education—a three-day virtual conference that brought together more than 300 educators from across the country, along with Canada and Costa Rica, to create a community and gain the confidence, tools, and resources to teach climate change in all subject areas.
Results show that both the onset and size of the 2018 dengue outbreak in Réunion island could have been accurately predicted two weeks in advance, with some accuracy three to four weeks in advance — enough time for enhanced preparedness measures.
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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