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City of Portland and Multnomah County Climate Change Preparation Strategy - Risk and Vulnerabilities Assessment

September 16, 2014

From the City of Portland and Multnomah County, Oregon, the Risk and Vulnerabilities Assessment provides a detailed review of the potential climate change impacts to health and human systems, natural systems, infrastructure and the built environment in the region, as well as an overview other sectors such as energy, the economy, food systems and climate migrants. This report provides the climate impact data and foundation for the City and County's Climate Change Preparation Strategy, which outlines key objectives and actions to build resilience into the City and County’s operations, services and infrastructure.

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Houston-Galveston, Texas: Observed Trends and Projected Future Conditions

October 2014

This brief report summarizes the vulnerabilities of the Houston-Galveston region of Texas to climate change. It was prepared after a 2-day workshop that looked at observed and projected impacts related to rising sea levels, storm surge, heat waves, and other extreme weather events. The report describes the unique characteristics of the region and these projected impacts.

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Oregon Climate and Health Profile Report

September 25, 2014

The ‘Oregon Climate and Health Profile Report’ from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Public Health Division outlines the health risks that may increase with climate change, and describes the populations who are most vulnerable to these risks in Oregon. The report presents a broad, statewide assessment of  public health demographic, geographic and occupational vulnerability to climate change risks.

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Audubon Birds and Climate Change Report

September 8, 2014

This report from the National Audubon Society presents the results of a seven year scientific study predicting the potential impact of climate change on 588 North American bird species. Based on four decades of bird census data, this is the broadest and most detailed study of its kind, and according to Audubon, “it’s the closest thing we have to a field guide to the future of North American birds.”

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Maryland and the Surging Sea: A Vulnerability Assessment with Projections for Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flood Risk

September 2014

Climate Central has launched the Surging Seas Risk Finder tool for the state of Maryland, along with this high-level summary report of findings on coastal flooding risk and sea level rise impacts for the state. The report presents some of the major categories and highlights, with a focus on exposure below 5 and 9 feet. The Surging Seas Risk Finder presents thousands of combinations of analysis results by geography, water level, and variable. The tool has much more detailed and localized findings for Maryland - accessible via: http://sealevel.

Authors or Affiliated Users: Ben Strauss, C. Tebaldi, S. Kulp, S. Cutter, C. Emrich, Daniel Rizza, D. Yawit

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Summer in the City: Hot and Getting Hotter

August 20, 2014

In this report from Climate Central, the combined impacts of climate change and urban heat islands are described, as taken from analysis of 60 of the biggest cities across the U.S. The study looked at how much hotter the urban environments are compared to nearby rural areas, and how these temperature differences have been changing since 1970.

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Ticked Off: America's Outdoor Experience and Climate Change

August 19, 2014

"Ticked Off " was produced by the National Wildlife Federation to detail how certain species of plants or animals are being directly impacted by climate change, as well as how those species in turn affect their ecosystems, and us. 

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Understanding and Assessing Climate Change: Implications for Nebraska

September 2014

From the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this 2014 report was designed to inform Nebraska policy makers, natural resource managers, and the public of past, current, and future climate and the implications of climate change on policy and management. This report summarizes key messages from the U. S.  Third National Climate Assessment Report (NCA 2014) and relates them to climatic changes and impacts in Nebraska. Through commentaries from experts in the field, the report discusses the climate-related issues each sector faces, and recommends adaptation strategies to be considered.

Authors or Affiliated Users: Deborah Bathke, Robert Oglesby, Clinton Rowe, Donald Wilhite

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Rocky Mountain Forests at Risk: Confronting Climate-driven Impacts from Insects, Wildfires, Heat and Drought

September 2014

This report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization documents the latest evidence on how climate change is already disrupting the forests of the Rocky Mountain region and what scientists project for the decades ahead - and suggests how to best address these challenges.

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Climate Change in New York State: Updating the 2011 ClimAID Climate Risk Information NYSERDA Report

September 2014

Prepared for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), this 2014 report updates the climate risks analyzed in the agency's 2011 ClimAID adaptation report providing improved climate change impact projections for New York State’s temperature, precipitation, sea level rise, and extreme weather events. This information, essential for advancing the state’s climate impact and adaptation assessments, and is a refinement of the 2011 ClimAID projections, amplifying the message of the original report.

Authors or Affiliated Users: Radley Horton, Daniel Bader, Arthur DeGaetano, William Solecki

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