A new section of GlobalChange.gov features indicators that visually communicate some of the key aspects and effects of climate change. Users can provide feedback to help shape a broader indicators system that will inform the next National Climate Assessment.
PostedNov 19, 2014
On Monday, the Administration released the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, a suite of community-oriented resources that provide information ranging from which neighborhoods are likely to flood in future storm surges to how future drought conditions could affect regional crop growth. Concurrently, a task force submitted recommendations for how the Federal Government can support resilience at the state, local, and tribal levels.
PostedNov 10, 2014
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
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.
PostedMar 27, 2014
The U.S. Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification, released on March 27th, will guide research and monitoring investments to improve understanding of ocean acidification, its potential impacts on marine species and ecosystems, and adaptation and mitigation strategies.
PostedMar 19, 2014
Today, delivering on a commitment in the President's Climate Action Plan, the Administration launched the Climate Data Initiative. This new effort brings together open government data and design competitions with commitments from the private and philanthropic sectors to develop data-driven tools that communities across America need to plan for the impacts of climate change.
PostedMar 18, 2014
The Sea Level Rise Tool for Sandy Recovery, released in 2013 through a partnership between several Federal entities in coordination with local institutions, has been updated to reflect the latest data on future sea level rise and flooding risks.
PostedOct 29, 2013
Recognizing that large storms are expected to grow more frequent and more severe as a result of climate change, the Federal Government has partnered with states, cities, communities, and other stakeholders to make the Sandy-affected region -- and all of America -- more resilient. This goal is a guiding principle of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.
PostedJul 26, 2013
The U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather report examines current and potential future impacts of these climate trends on the U.S. energy sector.
PostedJun 20, 2013
To address future risk of coastal flooding, federal agencies have jointly developed a sea level rise planning tool - which includes interactive sea level rise (SLR) maps and a SLR calculator. The tool provides information on how parts of New York and New Jersey impacted by Sandy may be impacted by coastal flooding in the future.