Pending release of interactive Tribal Climate Adaptation Guidebook

Meghan Dalton “Our lands and resources are the basis of our spiritual life. That’s been our way since time began. By preparing for further environmental changes, we can mitigate threats to our way of life.” Joe Durglo, Chairman, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes The Tribal Climate Adaptation Guidebook, published as a pdf in 2018, supports…

CIRC releases Climate Resilience Workbook Facilitation Guide

Erica Fleishman Since 2020, the three initial installments of CIRC’s Climate Resilience Workbook series have supported communities in accessing and applying information on global climate at the local level and in developing responses to undesirable effects of climate variability and change. The Climate Toolbox Workbook guides users in analysis of climate information and communication of…

Cascadia CoPes Hub: a new regional research hub for facilitating coastal resiliency

Peter Ruggiero and Alessandra Burgos The Cascadia Coastlines and Peoples Hazards Research Hub, or Cascadia CoPes Hub, is a new multi-institutional team funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) for five years. The Hub will advance scientific knowledge about hazards facing coastal communities and approaches to increase their resilience. The Hub is working with…

How the 2020 wildfires shaped Oregonians’ behavior and policy support

Hilary Boudet, Leanne Giordono, Muhammad Usman Amin Siddiqi, Greg Stelmach, Chad Zanocco, and June Flora One year ago, we reported on initial findings from a survey of Oregonians that we conducted in the wake of the September 2020 wildfires. The survey was administered from 28 December, 2020, through 23 February, 2021, to a sample of…

Highlighting applications of climate tools to decision-making

Katherine Hegewisch, John Abatzoglou, and Erica Fleishman The Climate Impacts Research Consortium is pleased to introduce two new series of documents that increase accessibility of the Climate Toolbox: the Climate Toolbox Summaries series, which provides overviews of tools, and the Climate Toolbox Case Studies series, which highlights how users are applying the tools to decision-making….

Insights from and about the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report

Philip Mote In August, 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the long-awaited first volume of its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), which focuses on the physical climate system. Since the last assessment report in 2013, Global warming (the change in globally averaged temperature since 1850-1900) crossed the 1.0°C (1.8°F) mark, and is likely…