On Tuesday, June 25, in a speech at Georgetown University, President Obama announced his comprehensive plan for steady, responsible action to cut carbon pollution, prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change , and lead international efforts to address climate change as a global challenge.
PostedJun 20, 2013
Scenarios, Coasts, Cities & Infrastructure, Adaptation
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.
PostedMay 9, 2013
Adaptation, Human Health
Today, in conjunction with a series of landmark steps announced by the Obama Administration to unleash troves of useful data from the vaults of government, USGCRP launched a new online tool that promises to accelerate research relating to climate change and human health—the Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health, or MATCH.
PostedApr 9, 2013
Adaptation, Energy, Water Resources
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today released a report to Congress on the progress of the National Water Census, which is being developed at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to help the nation address its critical water needs.
PostedApr 4, 2013
Adaptation, Extreme Events, Human Health
Many public health impacts have been predicted for climate change , but there has been relatively little exploration of ways to minimize the risks and develop long-term adaptation strategies, according to a recent article published in Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP).
PostedMar 29, 2013
On April 2, the National Climate Assessment will be hosting a discussion session for attendees of the National Adaptation Forum in Denver, CO. The session will focus on using the National Climate Assessment in planning and management for adaptation.
PostedMar 26, 2013
Oceans, Coasts, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Adaptation
In cooperation with state, tribal, and federal agency partners, the Obama Administration today released the first nationwide strategy to help public and private decision makers prepare for and reduce the current and future impacts of climate change on species, habitats, ecosystems, and the people and economies that depend on them.
PostedMar 5, 2013
Adaptation, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Human Health
Pesticides, air pollutants, and other contaminants could become increasingly harmful to human health due to climate change , according to a new series of papers published in Environmental Toxicology Chemistry (ET&C).
PostedFeb 6, 2013
Coasts, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Cities & Infrastructure, Human Health, Extreme Events, Adaptation
According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities’ social, economic and natural systems.