Includes policy, mitigation, adaptation, risk management, personal responsibility
National Academies release two reports on climate intervention
February 13, 2015
Climate interventions, aka "geoengineering," refers to deliberate, large-scale manipulation of Earth’s climate intended to counteract human-caused climate change. The National Academies Press has released two reports that assess the potential impacts, benefits, and costs of two different proposed classes of climate intervention: carbon dioxide removal and reflecting sunlight. Neither of these types of interventions should take priority over mitigation and adaptation, the reports stress.
After visiting more than 30 communities preparing for climate change across the United States, the Georgetown Climate Center released a report identifying six big lessons from ongoing adaptation work across the country.
Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation
January 15, 2015
The American Planning Association's Hazards Planning Center worked with FEMA to develop Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation. This updated manual offers a no-nonsense explanation of the benefits and limitations of planning for unpredictable events.
A self-paced online course (Massive Open Online Course, MOOC)
April 1, 2015 to May 6, 2015
You will hear from over 15 experts in water management, policy, and research in the West. We will start with history, politics and culture of water development in the Western US (module 1) and hydrology, water demand and climate in the Western US (module 2) before we dive into a case study around the Colorado River Basin (module 3) and explore controversial water issues (module 4).
The course will run over 4.5 weeks requiring a total of 20-25 hours to complete, start date is April 1, 2015.
In response to the President's Executive Order 13653, a NOAA-led U.S. federal agency partnership released the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit to provide tools, information, & scientific expertise to help communities & businesses build resilience to climate-related impacts & extreme events.
This new Synthesis Report from the IPCC summarizes the contents of 5 studies released over the past year. These studies confirm that climate change caused by human activities is having impacts on ecosystems and human well-being across the U.S. and around the world.
Georgetown Climate Center's new online tool tracks what steps each state has made towards implementing climate change preparedness plans. Now, anyone will be able to quickly determine how much progress their state is making and decision-makers will be able to learn from innovative examples of actions other states are taking.
Enhancing the Climate Resilience of America's Natural Resources
October 9, 2014
The Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience has released a report outlining four strategies to help make our natural resources more resilient to climate change, and documenting progress and providing roadmaps for action.