Graduate Research Assistant
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
Joined April 13, 2020
July 27, 2016
Built to accompany the U. S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, the Climate Explorer offers graphs and maps of observed and projected temperature, precipitation, and related climate variables for every county in the contiguous United States. Additionally, the tool now offers hindcasts and projections for Alaskan boroughs. The Climate Explorer is designed to help local planners, residents, communities, businesses and others visualize the changing risks in their own communities in the coming decades by providing downscaled climate data and providing easy access to observed and projected temperature and precipitation data dating back to 1950 and out to 2100.
Related Organizations: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Category: Data and tools
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the world's largest public engineering, design and construction management agency. Involved with dams, canals, and flood protection across the country, the USACE provides 24% of U.S. hydropower capacity. The USACE also provides a wide range of public works and outdoor recreation opportunities to the public, and supports the Department of Defense throughout the world.
July 16, 2014
The Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) launched the Tribal Climate Resilience Partnership and Technical Assistance Program in 2014 to help tribes prepare for climate change.Direct funding supports federally-recognized Tribes and Alaska Native communities in climate resilience planning through competitive awards for climate training, adaptation planning, vulnerability assessments, supplemental monitoring, capacity building, and ocean and coastal management planning.
Related Organizations: Bureau of Indian Affairs
Resource Category: Funding
June 26, 2013
As of 2013, the White House website provided detailed updates on President Obama's climate change action plan. Along with an informal review of the plan, links are provided for state-by-state reports, in which each state is represented by a briefing on current and anticipated climate impacts (as of 2011-2013). Each state report details the impacts of extreme weather and pollution, the anticipated climate impacts of the related region, and examples of reducing carbon pollution and increasing climate resilience within each state.
Related Organizations: The White House
Resource Category: Monitoring and Reporting
This research was conducted by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication (4C). The report presents the results of a national survey, which quantified the participants' observations and experiences of weather, perspectives on global warming's relatedness to extreme weather events, the level of preparedness for such events, and whether or not the individual used local weather forecasts. The nationally representative survey was conducted in March 2012, with a total of 1,008 Adults (over 18 years old) interviewed.
Related Organizations: George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication - 4C
Authors or Affiliated Users: Anthony Leiserowitz, Ed Maibach, Jay D. Hmielowski
Resource Category: Monitoring and Reporting
This 'Science Perspectives' report, from the Pacific Southwest Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service, discusses biochemical changes in trees stressed by drought and air pollution. Such changes may attract bark beetles, overwhelming the trees' defense mechanisms and increasing their vulnerability to disease, death and the promotion of wildfires. These forest impacts are exacerbated by climate change.
Related Organizations: USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station
Authors or Affiliated Users: Daniel McGlynn, Nancy Grulke
Resource Category: Assessments
With support from the Centers for Disease Control, the Association of Public Health Agencies hosted a year-long, six-part webinar series titled “Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role” in 2009-2010.
Related Organizations: American Public Health Association (APHA), Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) - Climate Change Collaborative, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Resource Category: Education and Outreach