In the Caribbean, the economic importance of agriculture and tourism—combined with rural poverty and vulnerability to extreme events like hurricanes and droughts—makes adapting to climate change an urgent necessity. The International Research and Applications Project (IRAP) aims to build resilience in the Caribbean through a better understanding of how climate information can enable regional risk management .
PostedNov 10, 2014
Scenarios, Coasts, Energy, Cities & Infrastructure, Adaptation
A new pilot study by the Department of Energy (DOE) presents an approach communities can use to assess the impacts of sea level rise on energy infrastructure. Among other data sources, the study uses global sea level rise scenarios from the 2014 National Climate Assessment.
PostedMay 20, 2014
Physical Climate, Coasts, Extreme Events
A NOAA-led study finds that over the past 30 years, the location where tropical cyclones reach maximum intensity has been shifting toward the poles in both the northern and southern hemispheres at a rate of about 35 miles, or one-half degree of latitude, per decade.
PostedDec 13, 2013
Physical Climate, Modeling, Adaptation
What does the future of climate look like where you live? For the first time, maps and summaries of temperature and precipitation projections for the 21st century are accessible at a county-by-county level, thanks to a website developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in collaboration with the College of Earth, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University.
PostedJul 30, 2013
Physical Climate, Scenarios, Extreme Events, Adaptation
The United States will be a much hotter place, precipitation patterns will shift, and climate extremes will increase by the end of the 21st century, according to reports released in January 2013 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in support of the National Climate Assessment (NCA).
PostedMay 24, 2013
Oceans, Physical Climate, Coasts, Extreme Events
In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active season this year.
PostedApr 23, 2013
Agriculture & Food, Coasts, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Energy, Oceans, Water Resources
In recognition of Earth Day 2013, the USGS is highlighting examples of climate change impacts to a variety of places and people across the globe.
PostedMar 21, 2013
Physical Climate, Modeling, Extreme Events
NOAA issued the three-month U.S. Spring Outlook today, stating that odds favor above-average temperatures across much of the continental United States, including drought -stricken areas of Texas, the Southwest and the Great Plains.
PostedJun 25, 2012
Oceans, Observations, Modeling, Coasts
Rates of sea level rise are increasing three-to-four times faster along portions of the U.S. Atlantic Coast than globally, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report published in Nature Climate Change .
PostedSep 23, 2010
On September 23, 2010, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the locations selected for the Department of the Interior's Southeast and Northwest regional Climate Science Centers (CSC) and the finalization of a cooperative agreement for the Alaska Climate Science Center, which opened on Sept. 1 in Anchorage.