How might land use and land cover change within the United States over the next century? A new workshop report lays the groundwork for developing scenarios that can support a variety of science and decision-support needs.
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.
PostedSep 21, 2014
According to the new Global Carbon Budget for 2014, carbon dioxide emissions reached a record high in 2013 and are on track to do so again this year.
PostedApr 14, 2014
The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels, despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change. Nevertheless, a wide array of technological measures and behavioral changes could limit the increase in global mean temperature to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
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.
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.
PostedSep 27, 2010
The EPA recently released a Tabletop Exercise Tool (TTX Tool) that is designed to introduce users to the potential impacts of climate change on the water sector and prepare them for emergency response.