Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

Coastal Researchers Develop Models to Predict Extreme Sea Level Changes 28 September 2020

Coastal Researchers Develop Models to Predict Extreme Sea Level Changes

Predicting periods of relatively higher flood risk would allow officials to prepare and deploy resources more in advance.

Persistent Extreme Weather Events in Asia Expected to Increase Due to Arctic Warming 23 September 2020

Persistent Extreme Weather Events in Asia Expected to Increase Due to Arctic Warming

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.

An Inside Look: Stay-In-stitute for Climate Change Education 28 August 2020

An Inside Look: Stay-In-stitute for Climate Change Education

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. 

CPO/IRAP supported study shows potential for climate forecasts to predict infectious disease outbreaks 25 August 2020

CPO/IRAP supported study shows potential for climate forecasts to predict infectious disease outbreaks

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.

New Report on Drought and Outdoor Recreation 19 August 2020

New Report on Drought and Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor recreation is a major contributor to the Intermountain West’s economy, but the future viability of many businesses—particularly small businesses—in the industry is threatened by their drought vulnerabilities and the region’s projected increases in drought severity and frequency.

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