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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to a new U.S. Geological Survey report, San Francisco Bay - which has already lost the majority of its marsh habitat since the 19th Century - could lose even more marshes by the year 2100, due to sea level rise.
In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active season this year.
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.