Climate Change Doubters Brace For Impacts

Accepting the evidence for climate change might not be necessary to get people to respond to climate impacts. A new study looks at what this means for homeowners preparing for wildfires. 

Connecting Scientists, Stakeholders and Policymakers

Adapting to climate change is an involved process that requires hand-in-hand collaboration among climate researchers, policymakers and stakeholders (citizens, businesses, organizations and tribes, to name a few). How’s this going in practice? Not so well, according to a study published in the American Meteorological Society. A team of researchers whose goal is helping stakeholders prepare for…

Western States Need Better Drought Plans, Survey Finds

Droughts are costly. So it’s not surprising that resource managers have put a premium on planning for droughts, such as the one currently gripping the West. But existing drought plans are getting poor marks from the managers charged with implementing them. “Useless” and “essentially ignored” are among the comments that surfaced during a recent survey…

Linking Science with Users for Regional Climate Adaptation

Connecting scientists with the managers of waters, farms, cities, forests and public health is the goal of RISA (Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments). By translating science — and also listening — RISAs support better planning for climate-driven impacts. Created and funded by NOAA, RISAs are “boundary organizations” that serve diverse climate information users, not only…