satellite image of Hurricane Dorian over the Bahamas
January 8, 2020

In 2019,  the U.S. experienced 14 separate disasters costing at least a billion dollars each. Since 1980, 258 billion-dollar disasters have brought damages in excess of $1.75 trillion.  

This 3-activity sequence addresses the question: 'To what extent should coastal communities build or rebuild?' The activity uses social science and geoscience data to prepare an evidence-based response to the question, in targeted US coastal communities.

In this activity, students examine global climate model output and consider the potential impact of global warming on tropical cyclone initiation and evolution. As a follow-up, students read two short articles on the connection between hurricanes and global warming and discuss these articles in context of what they have learned from model output.

March 22, 2017

Now that the 2016-2017 winter is over with, it's time to look back and see what happened. Did our winter outlook do well?