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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Sustainable Infrastructure Guidelines, Appendix 2: Climate Change Projections

March 23, 2011

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) in 2011 created Sustainable Infrastructure Guidelines to rate agency infrastructure projects using a point system and checklist that incorporates design evaluation based on climate change projections for temperature, precipitation, and flood elevation. The Guidelines require application of these climate change projections and evaluation of impacts in order to receive points for the “Site Assessment” phase of project design, which generally involves assessing existing conditions and using the information to identify best management practices (BMPs) for the project.

Related Organizations: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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The Climate Explorer

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

 

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BIA Tribal Resilience Program

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

 

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The White House Blog: State-by-State Reports on Climate Impacts

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

 

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Extreme Weather, Climate, and Preparedness in the American Mind

March 2012

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

 

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An Emerging Triad: Air Pollution, Beetles, and Wildfire

Winter 2010

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

 

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Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role Webinar Series

2010

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

 

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Good Morning, America! The Explosive U.S. Awakening to the Need for Adaptation

May 2009

This paper provides an historical overview of the public, political, and scientific concern with adaptation in the United States. It presents the treatment of adaptation to climate change in a variety of contexts, ranging from the news media to the drafting of bills in Congress, to state and local government activities with considerable engagement of NGOs, scientists and consultants. It finds that adaptation has finally, and explosively, emerged on the political agenda as a legitimate and needed subject for debate.

Related Organizations: Susanne Moser Research and Consulting, California Energy Commission

Author or Affiliated User: Susanne C. Moser

Resource Category: Monitoring and Reporting

 

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New Mexico State Wildlife Action Plan

November 22, 2016

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) identifies the Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) in New Mexico and their habitats, and offers a conservation plan for these species. Climate change is considered at a statewide, eco-region and habitat level, and is analyzed for its significant impacts to New Mexico's wildlife.

Related Organizations: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report – Transportation Strategies

September 2011

The Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report provides an assessment of impacts to key infrastructure assets across the state, and presents specific strategies for building the resilience and adaptive capacity of the transportation sector. The report describes the process, principles, findings, and recommendations of the Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Advisory Committee, and begins the identification and development of adaptation strategies for the state. The ‘Key Infrastructure’ chapter discusses specific vulnerabilities and impacts anticipated for the transportation sector that could result from climate change, and outlines no regret, short-term, and long-term strategies to help increase resilience, decrease vulnerabilities, and better prepare for a changing climate.

Related Organizations: Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Advisory Committee

Resource Category: Planning

 

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