Includes sea level rise; extreme weather; changes to ecosystems, plants and animals; melting ice and permafrost; ocean wamring; impacts to water resources, agriculture, public health and national security
WMO Releases Annual Status of the Global Climate Report
March 25, 2014
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.
Assessing the Vulnerability of Fish Stocks in a Changing Climate
March 12, 2014
NOAA Fisheries and NOAA’s Earth Research Laboratory have finalized a new methodology to rapidly assess the vulnerability of U.S. marine stocks to a changing climate. The methodology uses existing information on climate and ocean conditions, species distributions, and species life history characteristics in order to estimate the relative vulnerability of fish stocks to potential changes in climate.
Mainstreaming Gender in Health Adaptation to Climate Change Programs
March 5, 2014
The World Health Organization has released a guide targeted towards program managers who work in climate change and health adaptation. It provides them with practical information and guidance designed to mainstream gender as projects move through different phases.
The Atlas of Health and Climate report was the product of collaboration between the World Health Organization and the World Meteorological Organization. The report aims to provide sound scientific information on the connections between weather and climate and major health challenges.
Developing Climate Change Environmental Public Health Indicators
March 5, 2014
The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) released a guidance report to help local health departments leverage existing resources on climate change and public health indicators to make plans and decisions at the local level.
A team of climate scientists from The National Academy of Sciences and The Royal Society have produced a new report for decision makers, policy makers, educators, and other individuals seeking authoritative information on climate science.