Adaptation

NPCC's updated flood risk map

Report Forecasts Worsening Climate Hazards for Region

A new report gives a worrisome picture of climate-related problems the New York region will likely face this century. Temperatures are projected to rise, extreme precipitation and heat waves will be more frequent, and sea level could rise as much as 6 feet.

by |February 17, 2015
The mountain pygmy possum. Photo: Phil Spark

Climate Change Poses Challenges to Plants and Animals

Because of climate change, spring, summer, fall and winter in the temperate zones are all arriving on average 1.7 days earlier than they ever have before. The changing climate with its more extreme weather is affecting many plant and animal species, disturbing their habitat and disrupting ecosystem functioning. How will plants and animals deal with these challenges?

by |February 3, 2015
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Tanzania Launches Plan to Fight Climate Impacts on Agriculture

Vital Signs is a key part of Tanzania’s new Agriculture Climate Resilience Plan, which presents a strategy for sustainable agricultural development in the face of shifting rainfall patterns and other effects of a changing climate.

by |September 19, 2014
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What Everyone Should Know About Climate Change

Climate scientist William D’Andrea of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory asked young scientists attending a symposium last October, “What do you wish everyone knew about climate change?” He turned the responses into this video, which covers the topic pretty well.

by |September 17, 2014
Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey shore

Climate Report Author to Take Questions on Friday

Climate scientist Radley Horton, one of the lead authors of the National Climate Assessment report released this week, will answer your questions in an “ask me anything” session on Redditt on Friday starting at 11 a.m.

by |May 8, 2014
AgMIP, agriculture, climate change

New Predictions of Climate Change’s Impact on Agriculture

Developing countries are more likely to see a drop in agricultural productivity and increased food prices due to climate change, particularly in tropical regions, according to a set of new studies out this week.

by |December 17, 2013
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Climate Training for Development Professionals

The International Research Institute for Climate and Society and the U.S. Agency for International Development will launch a new set of training webcasts geared for development professionals who want to be more fluent in the science that underpins their climate change adaptation projects.

by |December 4, 2013
Photo: David Shankbone

The Rebuild by Design Challenge

When Hurricane Sandy hit last October, the vulnerabilities of the New York/New Jersey region to extreme weather were made all too clear. The Rebuild by Design challenge was launched to find the most innovative ways to make the region more resilient and sustainable.

by |November 27, 2013
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Lessons From Front Lines of Climate Change

Cities already lead the action on responding to climate change. And cities are utilizing groups such as the Urban Climate Change Research Network to share lessons from implementation and scholarly research on urban climate change.

by |October 4, 2013
Oil pump. By rocor, via Flickr.

Resource Consumption — the Ultimate Bubble?

“Basically, the instinct of civilizations in the past has been to run off a cliff. This time it’s different. We have one global civilization, so we have to be very careful not to run off a cliff.”

by |October 4, 2013