ABSTRACT

Opportunities for Expanding and Improving: Climate Information and Services for the Public   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Introduction: "The impacts of climate change are being felt across the United States and around the world, as documented through robust and sustained science and felt through lived experiences. Because the pace of climate change has accelerated and the impacts can be devastating, an unprecedented effort is needed to better inform society's preparedness for, and resilience and response to, current and future changes. Meeting this challenge requires significant new scientific efforts, a whole-of-government approach, collaboration across science and mission agencies, partnerships with the private sector, and sustained engagement with diverse information users to align climate services with decision needs. This report responds to President Biden's January 2021 Executive Order 14008, Section 211(d) part one[.] [...] The report draws on the strengths of NOAA [U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] as an agency that serves as an authoritative provider of climate science and services, FEMA as an agency working to enhance preparedness for, response to, and recovery from climate-related hazards, and OSTP [White House Office of Science and Technology Policy] as the White House office that coordinates broad interagency science and technology initiatives and associated policies. The report also draws on capabilities and examples from across the U.S. Government--from the Federal climate-science agencies that provide valuable information to the agencies who apply this information as they work on the ground with stakeholders to address climate-related threats."

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Date:
2021-10
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Public Domain
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit: https://toolkit.climate.gov/
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pdf
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