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RISA Principal Investigator co-authors “The Law and Science of Climate Change Attribution” 6 March 2020

RISA Principal Investigator co-authors “The Law and Science of Climate Change Attribution”

A growing body of climate change attribution science is being used in court to hold actors accountable for inaction in the face of economic and social harm.

RISA study builds nuanced understanding of climate services user needs 25 February 2020

RISA study builds nuanced understanding of climate services user needs

The results have useful implications for individuals designing and delivering climate services.

Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments team provides climate science expertise to Air Force risk assessment 25 February 2020

Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments team provides climate science expertise to Air Force risk assessment

Incorporating regional climate impacts into large national hazard assessments provides critical context for building resilient infrastructure.

CPO’s Pacific RISA and IRAP-funded scientist lead first Republic of the Marshall Islands National Climate Change and Health Dialogue 4 February 2020

CPO’s Pacific RISA and IRAP-funded scientist lead first Republic of the Marshall Islands National Climate Change and Health Dialogue

Held amid a dengue fever outbreak, Republic of the Marshall Islands Secretary of Health Jack Niedenthal noted during the event that climate impacts on health are not merely something the country needs to prepare for in the future – they are happening right now.

Atmospheric rivers drive western U.S. flood damages, says RISA-funded study 21 January 2020

Atmospheric rivers drive western U.S. flood damages, says RISA-funded study

The research recently published in Science Advances found that atmospheric rivers accounted for 84% of flood damages, or $42.6 billion, across the western United States from 1978-2017.

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