According to new research led by Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) researchers at the University of Arizona, rising sea levels could threaten an average of 9 percent of the land within 180 U.S. coastal cities by 2100.
On September 29 - October 1, 2010, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) hosted a three-day workshop primarily focusing on current and future research as part of the Regional Integrated Science and Assessment (RISA) Program.
The December 2010 issue of Environmental Law and Reporter features How to Take Climate Change Into Account: A Guidance Document for Judges Adjudicating Water Disputes. Jonathan Overpeck, the lead Principal Investigator for the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) RISA, and Brad Udall, the lead Principal Investigator for the Western Water Assessment (WWA) RISA, both contributed this article.
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.
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