Includes sea level rise; extreme weather; changes to ecosystems, plants and animals; melting ice and permafrost; ocean wamring; impacts to water resources, agriculture, public health and national security

Richard Feely discusses new findings about how increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is making the oceans more acidic, and how that will affect ocean ecosystems and the marine animals that inhabit them.
 

Richard Feely discusses new findings about how increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is making the oceans more acidic, and how that will affect ocean ecosystems and the marine animals that inhabit them.
 

National Research Council webinar
April 17, 2015

In this webinar, a panel of Arctic experts will present the booklet and outline how climate changes currently underway in the Arctic are a driver for global sea-level rise, offer new prospects for natural resource extraction, and have rippling effects through the world’s weather, climate, food supply and economy.

NASA “Ask US” April Session
April 13, 2015

The National Climate Assessment, released in May of 2014, summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, touching on many disciplines: earth science, biology, human health, engineering, technology, economics, and policy. Explore the document with lead NCA author, Sarah Trainor, then learn about related educator resources with Jessica Brunacini from the PoLAR Partnership.

NASA “Ask US” March Session
March 26, 2015

The Great Plains NCA region will be the featured topic for the upcoming NASA ESTEEM "Ask US" session on March 26th. 

The Colorado Climate Change Vulnerability Study

Western Water Assessment, in collaboration with Colorado State University, conducted a broad study of climate vulnerability for the state of Colorado. Drawing from existing data and peer-reviewed research, the study summarizes the key challenges facing seven sectors: ecosystems, water, agriculture, energy, transportation, outdoor recreation and tourism, and public health.

NASA “Ask US” February Session
February 18, 2015

Wednesday, February 18th – 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET

Explore the document with a lead NCA author, then learn about related educator resources with Minda Berbeco from the National Center for Science Education focused on the Southwest region. Watch for additional regions to be featured in upcoming “Ask US” sessions.

 

NOAA Fisheries releases draft Climate Science Strategy for public comment

NOAA Fisheries has released a draft Climate Science Strategy for public comment that identifies 7 steps to increase the production & use of climate-related information; proposes actions to address common needs across regions and agency mandates; and aims to help reduce impacts and increase resilience of marine resources and the communities that depend on them.  It is open for comment until March 31, 2015.

Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation

The American Planning Association's Hazards Planning Center worked with FEMA to develop Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation. This updated manual offers a no-nonsense explanation of the benefits and limitations of planning for unpredictable events.

OceanAdapt tool tracks shifts in the distribution of marine species with changing oceans

The OceanAdapt Web Tool can help managers, scientists, fishermen, fishing communities, and the public track changes in the distribution of marine species with changing climate and ocean conditions.

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