Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week announced the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, a voluntary partnership that includes the United States, Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Mexico, Sweden, and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to reduce short-lived atmospheric pollutants such as methane, hydrofluorocarbons, and black carbon , or soot.
PostedFeb 3, 2012
Observations, Carbon Cycle, Arctic, Cities & Infrastructure, Indicators
Last week, the Interior Department's US Geological Survey (USGS) released details about a landmark airborne survey of permafrost in the Yukon Flats of Alaska that yielded some of the most detailed, data-rich maps of permafrost ever generated.
PostedJan 25, 2012
Physical Climate, Observations, Extreme Events
This week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released temperature data showing that 2011 was one of the warmest years since record-keeping began in 1880. The global temperature continued to be extremely warm even though at least two factors acted to push it downwards in the short term.
PostedJan 3, 2012
The carbon cycle science community in the United States has just finished its planning process for carbon cycle research for the upcoming decade. This reassessment of the U.S. carbon cycle science priorities was initiated by the U.S. Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group (CCIWG) and Carbon Cycle Science Steering Group (CCSSG) in 2008.
PostedDec 6, 2011
The following Convening Lead Authors have been announced for the National Climate Assessment 2013 Report.
PostedDec 2, 2011
The Belmont Forum, recognizing the valuable contribution of the social sciences to the understanding of and response to global environmental change, invited the ISSC to represent the international social science community as a member of the forum in January of 2010.
The NCADAC will meet November 16-17, 2011, at the following times: November 16 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and November 17, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. These times are subject to change.
PostedSep 20, 2011
The National Climate Assessment Workshop and Meeting Reports page has been updated with summaries from NCA sessions about the Colorado River Basin and Midwest, Southwest, and Great Plains regions.
PostedSep 19, 2011
Physical Climate, Observations, Indicators
The National Climate Assessment (NCA) convened a workshop on Physical Climate Indicators from 29 to 30 March, 2011 as part of a series on Monitoring Climate Change and its Impacts.
This notice is an amendment to the request for information (RFI) published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 (76 FR 41217).