Moving toward collective impact in climate change literacy: the Climate Literacy And Energy Awareness Network 5 May 2014

Moving toward collective impact in climate change literacy: the Climate Literacy And Energy Awareness Network

A CLEAN manuscript has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Geoscience Education theme issue on climate literacy. In recent years various climate change education efforts have been launched, including federally (NOAA, NASA, NSF, etc.) and privately funded projects, as well as the development and deployment of the Climate and Energy Literacy frameworks, both reviewed and endorsed by the U.S. Global Change Research Program.

Arctic Research Program releases Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Implementation Plan Annual Report 31 March 2014

Arctic Research Program releases Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Implementation Plan Annual Report

The Arctic Research Program has released the U.S. 2013 Annual Report for its role in the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Implementation Plan.  

Hawaii RISA helps create climate change adaptation report 5 February 2014

Hawaii RISA helps create climate change adaptation report

A report was based on the Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) was recently presented to the President's Task Force for Climate Preparedness and Resilience.

WWA researchers discuss study at climate change roundtable 21 January 2014

WWA researchers discuss study at climate change roundtable

Researchers from the Western Water Assessment – a part of CPO’s Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessments (RISA) program – joined a Jan. 17 roundtable discussion on climate impacts in Salt Lake City featuring members of the White House staff.

A milestone in advancing the physical science basis of climate variability and change 27 September 2013

A milestone in advancing the physical science basis of climate variability and change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report on “The Physical Science Basis” of climate change has been completed and will appear online on Sept. 30, 2013. This report represents a milestone in the understanding of the Earth system and climate science. Scientific research funded by NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) is foundational to advancing IPCC reports. CPO supports climate science research reflected in the IPCC’s report through its Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM); Earth System Science (ESS); and Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) programs.

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