A CPO-led effort to improve municipal planning convened experts and representatives from various federal agencies, NGOs, and regional and local entities in Washington, D.C. and Chicago.
A cross CPO-funded study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences presents evidence of a dramatic increase in the frequency of large flooding events in New York City due to sea level rise and the size and intensity of tropical storms.
A paper supported by a grant from CPO’s Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) program has been selected for Advance Online Publication in Nature Climate Change. The paper “Cultural knowledge and local vulnerability in African American Communities” appeared on the publication’s website on June 8, 2015.
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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