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A new report lays out a strategy for advancing climate models to deliver climate projections at the scale and level of detail desired by decision makers. Evolving to a more unified climate modeling enterprise—in particular by developing a common software infrastructure shared by all climate researchers—could help speed progress.
Learn more about the report at a free webinar on September 28 at 1:30 pm EST.
International Polar Year 2007-2008 (IPY) was an intense, coordinated field campaign of observations, research, and analysis. IPY engaged the public to communicate the relevance of polar research to the entire planet, strengthened connections with the Indigenous people of the Arctic, and established new observational networks. Overall, IPY was an outstanding success. Activities at both poles …
A new report from the National Research Council provides the first comprehensive regional projections of sea-level rise for the U.S. west coast. Watch this video for the main findings of the report.
Evidence of global climate change beyond the bounds of past experience has raised expectations of new stresses on societies around the world. A new report, Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis focuses on the U.S. security risks that might arise when climate-related events—including droughts, heat waves, and storms—exceed the capacity of affected populations to cope.
Satellite data show that during each of the past six summers, sea ice cover has shrunk to its smallest level in three decades and that the ice is composed of more thin first-year ice instead of thicker multi-year ice. A growing number of stakeholders need accurate sea ice projections.