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Climate Impacts

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    March 5, 2010

    Almost two months after a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti, nearly half a million people there are displaced from their homes, and a million more are living without proper shelter. What climate-related risks will they face in the coming months?

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    December 23, 2009

    The International Research Institute for Climate and Society and Google are offering a guided tour of Africa to explain the connections between climate and deadly meningitis outbreaks.

  • Department: 
    October 30, 2009

    In the summer of 2007, as oyster growers and hatchery managers in Washington state were experiencing yet another failed oyster harvest, Dr. Richard Feely set off on a research cruise to find out if the seawater itself was the culprit…

  • October 23, 2009

    For years, people have been pointing to El Niño as the culprit behind floods, droughts, famines, economic failures, and record-breaking global heat. Can a single climate phenomenon really cause all these events? Is the world just a step away from disaster when El Niño conditions develop?

  • Flooding in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    October 23, 2009

    In NOAA's version of CSI, Marty Hoerling leads a group of climate and weather researchers who investigate killer climate patterns—heat waves, tornadoes, and floods—to figure out what may have triggered them.

  • Department: 
    October 22, 2009

    Rhode Island's coasts are already feeling the impacts of rising seas. The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council and Rhode Island Sea Grant are working with the legislature to explicitly address sea level rise and climate change in the state's building code.

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    October 22, 2009

    “The fact is scientists really can’t predict at this time what the impacts will be on any particular species.”