NOAA played a key role in the launch of the Initiative with a Roundtable discussion at the White House on December 3rd, 2014. The Roundtable provided an opportunity for leaders from the public, private, academic, nongovernmental, and philanthropic sectors to discuss opportunities and new steps for connecting America’s students and citizens with the skills they need to succeed as tomorrow’s community leaders, city planners, and entrepreneurs, in the context of a changing climate.
The initiative includes a number of exciting new commitments by Federal agencies and outside groups. NOAA included the following commitments with our partners:
To learn more, read the White House Factsheet at: www.whitehouse.gov
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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