Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective

A new report from the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, "Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective," addresses the causes of 16 individual extreme events that occurred on four continents.

Navigating to New Shores: Seizing the Future for Sustainable & Resilient U.S. Freshwater Resources

Based on 6 years of work, The Johnson Foundation examines challenges associated with quality, availability, & resilience of U.S. freshwater resources due to climate change, aging infrastructure, & extreme events.

Preparing Our Communities for Climate Impacts: Recommendations for Federal Action

The Georgetown Climate Center has released a report outlining 100 recommendations to help improve federal programs and their ability to prepare for climate change. The new report--Preparing Our Communities for Climate Impacts: Recommendations for Federal Action--will inform the White House's State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.

2013's Billion Dollar Weather & Climate Disasters

According to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, the United States saw nine climate and weather disaster events, each with losses exceeding $1 billion in damages during 2013. These events included a drought event, two flooding events, and six severe storm events. Overall, these events resulted in the deaths of 113 people and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted. NCDC is the nation's scorekeeper in terms of placing extreme climate and weather events into historical perspective in this series of annual reports, dating back to 1980.

This online course will explore challenges for water management in the Western U.S. both at large and small scales.

Drought Risk Atlas

The National Drought Mitigation Center unveiled the Drought Risk Atlas on March 21. The atlas provides analysis of data on drought frequency and severity for more than 3,000 spots across the country. The stations chosen for the atlas go back at least 40 years with nearly continuous data, and some go back more than 100 years.

Considerations for Climate Change & Variability Adaptation on the Navajo Nation

A new report led by the University of Colorado Boulder summarizes the impact of climate change on Navajo Nation lands and discusses factors that affect people’s vulnerabilities to climate impacts, and outlines a way for the region's residents to plan for ongoing environmental change.

Climate experts provide public briefings on the latest seasonal climate summary & outlook information for the Midwest & Great Plains.

Researchers and practitioners from many disciplines will discuss how society can better deal with hazards & disasters.

WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate in 2013 Report Cover

WMO Releases Annual Status of the Global Climate Report

The dramatic impact of climate variability and climate change continued to be felt all over the world throughout 2013.The World Meteorological Organization statement on the status of the global climate in 2013 provides a snapshot of global and regional trends in weather and climate over the past year and highlights some of the year’s most significant extreme events.

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