The Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC, a NOAA RISA team), in collaboration with the USGS Northwest Climate Science Center and the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative have released the first edition of a new magazine.
Northwest Climate Magazine will share stories and results of research from across the Pacific Northwest region, and improve coordination among the diversity of players working on climate preparedness and adaptation.
The inaugural issue includes stories of research on impacts of and responses to coastal sea level rise and erosion in Oregon's Tillamook County, impacts of montane wetland loss to amphibian populations, findings from the "Integrated Scenarios of the Future Northwest Environment" project, and more.
To learn more, access the publication (pdf) or view online.
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2011, the United States experienced a record high number (14) of climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 670 lives, caused more than 6,000 injuries, and cost $55 billion in damages. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.
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