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Future Climate Engineering Solutions  

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Engineering Associations from around the world are part of the project `Future Climate - Engineering Solu- tions'. Within the project the participating associations have been developing national climate plansFuture Climate Engineering Solutions Joint report 13 engineering participating engeneering

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CSSEF: Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future | Argonne National  

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CSSEF: Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future CSSEF: Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future Simulation on Intrepid of Katrina-like hurricanes Simulation on Intrepid of Katrina-like hurricanes The Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future (CSSEF) project objectives are to: Accelerate incorporation of new knowledge, including process data and observations, into climate models; Develop new methods for rapid evaluation of improved models; and Develop novel approaches to exploit computing at the level of tens of petaflops in climate models. Success in this project will enable scientists to answer questions posed in the period after the publication of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. The project comprises three components: data and testbeds, numerical methods and computational science, and uncertainty quantification. There are

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Ghana-Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework | Open  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Ghana-Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-Ghana-Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), University of Ghana Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/assist Program Start 2010 Program End 2011 Country Ghana UN Region Western Africa References CDKN-Ghana-Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework[1] Policy brief[2]

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CDKN-Ghana-Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework |  

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Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-Ghana-Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), University of Ghana Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/project/assist Program Start 2010 Program End 2011 Country Ghana UN Region Western Africa References CDKN-Ghana-Support for Future National Climate Change Policy Framework[1] Policy brief[2] "CDKN responded to a request by the Government of Ghana to help develop a

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US National Climate Assessment (NCA) Scenarios for Assessing Our Climate Future: Issues and Methodological Perspectives Background Whitepaper for Participants  

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This whitepaper is intended to provide a starting point for discussion at a workshop for the National Climate Assessment (NCA) that focuses on the use and development of scenarios. The paper will provide background needed by participants in the workshop in order to review options for developing and using scenarios in NCA. The paper briefly defines key terms and establishes a conceptual framework for developing consistent scenarios across different end uses and spatial scales. It reviews uses of scenarios in past U.S. national assessments and identifies potential users of and needs for scenarios for both the report scheduled for release in June 2013 and to support an ongoing distributed assessment process in sectors and regions around the country. Because scenarios prepared for the NCA will need to leverage existing research, the paper takes account of recent scientific advances and activities that could provide needed inputs. Finally, it considers potential approaches for providing methods, data, and other tools for assessment participants. We note that the term 'scenarios' has many meanings. An important goal of the whitepaper (and portions of the workshop agenda) is pedagogical (i.e., to compare different meanings and uses of the term and make assessment participants aware of the need to be explicit about types and uses of scenarios). In climate change research, scenarios have been used to establish bounds for future climate conditions and resulting effects on human and natural systems, given a defined level of greenhouse gas emissions. This quasi-predictive use contrasts with the way decision analysts typically use scenarios (i.e., to consider how robust alternative decisions or strategies may be to variation in key aspects of the future that are uncertain). As will be discussed, in climate change research and assessment, scenarios describe a range of aspects of the future, including major driving forces (both human activities and natural processes), changes in climate and related environmental conditions (e.g., sea level), and evolution of societal capability to respond to climate change. This wide range of scenarios is needed because the implications of climate change for the environment and society depend not only on changes in climate themselves, but also on human responses. This degree of breadth introduces and number of challenges for communication and research.

Moss, Richard H.; Engle, Nathan L.; Hall, John; Jacobs, Kathy; Lempert, Rob; Mearns, L. O.; Melillo, Jerry; Mote, Phil; O'Brien, Sheila; Rosenzweig, C.; Ruane, Alex; Sheppard, Stephen; Vallario, Robert W.; Wiek, Arnim; Wilbanks, Thomas

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Climate Assessment: Overview  

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Production Team Production Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally National Climate Assessment: Overview Print E-mail What is the National Climate Assessment (NCA)? The NCA is an important resource for understanding and communicating climate change science and impacts in the United States. It informs the nation about already observed changes, the current status of the climate, and anticipated trends for the future. The NCA report process integrates scientific information from multiple sources and sectors to highlight key findings and significant gaps in our knowledge. The NCA also establishes consistent methods for evaluating climate impacts in the U.S. in the context of broader global change. Finally, findings from the NCA provide input to Federal science priorities and are used by U.S. citizens, communities, and businesses as they create more sustainable and environmentally sound plans for the nation's future.

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Earth'future climate  

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...their visions of the future I. Astronomy and Earth sciences compiled by J. M. T. Thompson Earth'future climate Mark A. Saunders 1 1 Benfield...provide informed scientific projections for Earth's climate into the next millennium. This...

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Future Climate Analysis  

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This Analysis/Model Report (AMR) documents an analysis that was performed to estimate climatic variables for the next 10,000 years by forecasting the timing and nature of climate change at Yucca Mountain (YM), Nevada (Figure 1), the site of a potential repository for high-level radioactive waste. The future-climate estimates are based on an analysis of past-climate data from analog meteorological stations, and this AMR provides the rationale for the selection of these analog stations. The stations selected provide an upper and a lower climate bound for each future climate, and the data from those sites will provide input to the infiltration model (USGS 2000) and for the total system performance assessment for the Site Recommendation (TSPA-SR) at YM. Forecasting long-term future climates, especially for the next 10,000 years, is highly speculative and rarely attempted. A very limited literature exists concerning the subject, largely from the British radioactive waste disposal effort. The discussion presented here is one method, among many, of establishing upper and lower bounds for future climate estimates. The method used here involves selecting a particular past climate from many past climates, as an analog for future climate. Other studies might develop a different rationale or select other past climates resulting in a different future climate analog. Revision 00 of this AMR was prepared in accordance with the ''Work Direction and Planning Document for Future Climate Analysis'' (Peterman 1999) under Interagency Agreement DE-AI08-97NV12033 with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The planning document for the technical scope, content, and management of ICN 01 of this AMR is the ''Technical Work Plan for Unsaturated Zone (UZ) Flow and Transport Process Model Report'' (BSC 2001a). The scope for the TBV resolution actions in this ICN is described in the ''Technical Work Plan for: Integrated Management of Technical Product Input Department''. (BSC 2001b, Addendum B, Section 4.1).

James Houseworth

2001-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Future Climate Analysis  

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This report documents an analysis that was performed to estimate climatic variables for the next 10,000 years by forecasting the timing and nature of climate change at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, the site of a repository for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. The future-climate estimates are based on an analysis of past-climate data from analog meteorological stations, and this report provides the rationale for the selection of these analog stations. The stations selected provide an upper and a lower climate bound for each future climate, and the data from those sites will provide input to the following reports: ''Simulation of Net Infiltration for Present-Day and Potential Future Climates'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 170007]), ''Total System Performance Assessment (TSPA) Model/Analysis for the License Application'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 168504]), ''Features, Events, and Processes in UZ Flow and Transport'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 170012]), and ''Features, Events, and Processes in SZ Flow and Transport'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 170013]). Forecasting long-term future climates, especially for the next 10,000 years, is highly speculative and rarely attempted. A very limited literature exists concerning the subject, largely from the British radioactive waste disposal effort. The discussion presented here is one available forecasting method for establishing upper and lower bounds for future climate estimates. The selection of different methods is directly dependent on the available evidence used to build a forecasting argument. The method used here involves selecting a particular past climate from many past climates, as an analog for future climate. While alternative analyses are possible for the case presented for Yucca Mountain, the evidence (data) used would be the same and the conclusions would not be expected to drastically change. Other studies might develop a different rationale or select other past climates resulting in a different future climate analog. Other alternative approaches could include simulation of climate over the 10,000-year period; however, this modeling extrapolation is well beyond the bounds of current scientific practice and would not provide results with better confidence. A corroborative alternative approach may be found in ''Future Climate Analysis-10,000 Years to 1,000,000 Years After Present'' (Sharpe 2003 [DIRS 161591]). The current revision of this report is prepared in accordance with ''Technical Work Plan for: Unsaturated Zone Flow Analysis and Model Report Integration'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 169654]).

C. G. Cambell

2004-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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The Future Interaction of Science and Innovation Policy for Climate Change and National Security  

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Recent efforts to characterize the interactions among climate change and national security issues raise challenges of relating disparate bodies of scientific (both physical and social) knowledge as well as determining the role of innovation in meeting these challenges. Technological innovation has been called for to combat climate change, increase food production, and discover new ways of generating energy, and proposals for increased investments in R&D and technology deployment are to be met with everywhere. However, such policy decisions in one domain have impacts in other domains—often unexpected, often negative, but often capable of being addressed in planning stages. The technological tools described here allow users to embody the knowledge of different domains, to keep that knowledge up to date, and to define relationships, via both a model and an analytic game, such that policymakers can foresee problems and plan to forestall or mitigate them. Capturing and dynamically updating knowledge is the accomplishment of the Knowledge Encapsulation Framework. A systems dynamic model, created in STELLA®, simulates the relationships among different domains, so that relevant knowledge is applied to a seemingly independent issue. An analytic game provides a method to use that knowledge as it might be used in real-world settings.

Malone, Elizabeth L.; Cowell, Andrew J.; Riensche, Roderick M.

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change and National Security  

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CLIMATE CHANGE Multiplying Threats to National Securityfor the impacts of climate change on national security. Pagea warming world. Page 11 “Climate change acts as a threat

Alyson, Fleming; Summer, Kelly; Summer, Martin; Lauren, Franck; Jonathan, Mark

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: Climate  

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Geoscience, Climate and Consequence Effect at Sandia National Laboratories presented on "Hydraulic Fracturing: Role of Government-Sponsored R&D." Marianne's presentation was part...

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Climate Change and National Security  

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Climate change is increasingly recognized as having national security implications, which has prompted dialogue between the climate change and national security communities – with resultant advantages and differences. Climate change research has proven useful to the national security community sponsors in several ways. It has opened security discussions to consider climate as well as political factors in studies of the future. It has encouraged factoring in the stresses placed on societies by climate changes (of any kind) to help assess the potential for state stability. And it has shown that, changes such as increased heat, more intense storms, longer periods without rain, and earlier spring onset call for building climate resilience as part of building stability. For the climate change research community, studies from a national security point of view have revealed research lacunae, for example, such as the lack of usable migration studies. This has also pushed the research community to consider second- and third-order impacts of climate change, such as migration and state stability, which broadens discussion of future impacts beyond temperature increases, severe storms, and sea level rise; and affirms the importance of governance in responding to these changes. The increasing emphasis in climate change science toward research in vulnerability, resilience, and adaptation also frames what the intelligence and defense communities need to know, including where there are dependencies and weaknesses that may allow climate change impacts to result in security threats and where social and economic interventions can prevent climate change impacts and other stressors from resulting in social and political instability or collapse.

Malone, Elizabeth L.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Climate Assessment: Production Team  

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NCA & Development Advisory Committee NCA & Development Advisory Committee Production Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally National Climate Assessment: Production Team Print E-mail National Climate Assessment Staff (USGCRP National Coordination Office) Current NCA Staff Dr. Fabien Laurier, Director, Third National Climate Assessment Dr. Glynis Lough, Chief of Staff for the National Climate Assessment Emily Therese Cloyd, Engagement Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment Bryce Golden-Chen, Program Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment Alison Delgado, Scientist Dr. Ilya Fischhoffkri, Scientist Melissa Kenney, Indicators Coordinator Dr. Fred Lipschultz, Regional Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment

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NOAA's Climate Data Record Program at the National Climatic Data Center is  

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on regional, national, and global scales · Project future climate states · Inform economic decisions impactedNOAA's Climate Data Record Program at the National Climatic Data Center is leading NOAA's generation of operational climate records for the atmosphere, oceans, and land. NOAA's National Climatic Data

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New NASA Visualizations Show Two Futures of Climate Change  

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NASA Visualizations Show Two Futures of Climate Change Print E-mail NASA Visualizations Show Two Futures of Climate Change Print E-mail Thursday, July 25, 2013 By Tara Failey Climate Scenarios Project Temperature and Precipitation in the U.S. through 2100 Curious to 'see' how different greenhouse gas emission scenarios are expected to impact the United States? Two recently released animated NASA visualizations developed to support the forthcoming third US National Climate Assessment show projections of Earth's temperature and precipitation patterns from today through the year 2100-revealing how "low" versus "high" emission scenarios would impact the planet's climate. "These visualizations communicate a picture of the impacts of climate change in a way that words do not," said Allison Leidner, Ph.D., a scientist who coordinates NASA's involvement in the National Climate Assessment. "When I look at the scenarios for future temperature and precipitation, I really see how dramatically our Nation's climate could change."

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National Climate Assessment: Draft Report Information  

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Draft Report Information Print E-mail Draft Report Information Print E-mail Below you will find information about the draft of the Third National Climate Assessment Report. Although the public comment period is now closed, the draft report is still available for download at http://ncadac.globalchange.gov. Click here to view/print a two-page fact sheet about the National Climate Assessment. NCA facsheet What is the National Climate Assessment (NCA)? What are the objectives of the NCA? What is new about the Third NCA? Who is responsible for the NCA? How do I comment on the draft NCA report? What topics are covered in the Third NCA Report? Next steps Expected outcomes and benefits How can I get involved in the NCA? What is the National Climate Assessment (NCA)? The NCA is an important resource for understanding and communicating climate change science and impacts in the United States. It informs the nation about already observed changes, the current status of the climate, and anticipated trends for the future. The NCA report process integrates scientific information from multiple sources and sectors to highlight key findings and significant gaps in our knowledge. The NCA also establishes consistent methods for evaluating climate impacts in the U.S. in the context of broader global change. Finally, findings from the NCA provide input to Federal science priorities and are used by U.S. citizens, communities, and businesses as they create more sustainable and environmentally sound plans for the nation's future.

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Past, Present and Future: Introduction  

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Past, Present and Future: Introduction Richard Allan, Department of Meteorology r.p.allan@reading.ac.uk #12;Text Books and References · Henson, B., Rough Guide to Climate Change http://www.amazon.co.uk/Climate-Change-Guides-Reference- Titles/dp/1858281059 · Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Climate Change 2007, www

Allan, Richard P.

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Sandia National Laboratories: Climate  

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to address the most challenging and demanding climate-change issues. Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) is designed to accel-erate the development and applica-tion of...

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National Climate Assessment: Indicators System  

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Indicators System Print E-mail Indicators System Print E-mail What are the goals for the NCA indicators? The vision for the National Climate Assessment (NCA) is to create a system of indicators that will help inform policy-makers and citizens understand key aspects of our changing climate. Scientific information about physical climate conditions, climate impacts, vulnerabilities, and preparedness will be tracked and compiled. These measures are called indicators. The goals of the Indicators System are to: Provide meaningful, authoritative climate-relevant measures about the status, rates, and trends of key physical, ecological, and societal variables and values Inform decisions on management, research, and education at regional to national scales Identify climate-related conditions and impacts to help develop effective mitigation and adaptation measures

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UK Climate Change Risk Assessment and National  

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UK Climate Change Risk Assessment and National Adaptation Programme Meg Patel Defra #12 change #12;Weather & climate impacts - economic, societal, environmental Water consumption per capita;Legislative Framework Climate Change Act 2008 Adaptation Reporting Power 2011 Climate Change Risk Assessment

Wirosoetisno, Djoko

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Sandia National Laboratories: Climate  

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Director of Sandia's Geoscience, Climate, and Consequence Effects Center, spoke on "Hydraulic Fracturing: The Role of Government-Sponsored R&D" as part of a session on "The...

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First National Climate Assessment: Overview  

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Overview Print E-mail Overview Print E-mail Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the First National Climate Assessment Report. alt Goal and Architecture Organization and Mandate Regions Sectors Synthesis Report Scenarios Relationship to Other Activities Goal and Architecture What was the goal of the First National Assessment? The overall goal of the National Assessment was to analyze and evaluate what was known about the potential consequences of climate variability and change for the nation in the context of other pressures on the public, the environment, and the nation's resources. Special efforts were made to involve the end users - such as water resource managers, farmers, and decisionmakers - in all stages of the Assessment so that the final outcome was useful to the widest audience possible and was truly developed through a participatory process.

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National Climate Assessment: Background and Process  

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Background and Process Print E-mail Background and Process Print E-mail Please view the links below to find out more about the background and process of the National Climate Assessment: National Climate Assessment Development & Advisory Committee Charter ( PDF) National Climate Assessment Proposed 2013 Report Outline [updated on 12/08/2011] (PDF) Strategy On May 20th, 2011 the National Climate Assessment released the following two strategy documents: National Climate Assessment Strategy Summary National Climate Assessment Engagement Strategy Federal Register Notices November 18, 2013 National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) Notice of Open Meeting pdf | html A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/29/2013 This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC).

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National Climatic Data Center DATA DOCUMENTATION  

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-Freezing Index Statistics for the United States December 26, 2002 National Climatic Data Center 151 Patton Ave

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UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE  

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UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE UNITED NATIONS 1992 FCCC/INFORMAL/84 GE.05-62220 (E) 200705 #12;UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE The Parties to this Convention in predictions of climate change, particularly with regard to the timing, magnitude and regional patterns thereof

Laughlin, Robert B.

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Future Science & Technology Programs | National Nuclear Security...  

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Future Science & Technology Programs | National Nuclear Security Administration People Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency...

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NOAA, 2012 Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW), Climate Services for National Security Challenges: Abstract Submission  

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NOAA, 2012 Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW), Climate Services for National on farmland, farmers and farming in the U.S. are presently creating undesirable results affecting future security of existing and potential regional and local food systems and other values by adversely affecting

Miami, University of

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Statement by Secretary Moniz on National Climate Assessment ...  

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National Climate Assessment: "The scientific community has been sounding the alarm over climate change for decades, and the 3rd U.S. National Climate Assessment released today...

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NOAA National Climatic Data Center National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  

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-based operational Climate Data Records, which provide objective climate information from weather satellite data Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service National Climatic Data Center Asheville, North Carolina 8 Releasing Five New Satellite-Based Operational Climate Data Records 9 Assuring Launch Readiness

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Climate Change and National Security  

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associ- ated with climate change are multi-dimensional, andpotential consequences of climate change in coming decades.designed to forecast climate changes at mid-cen- tury and

Alyson, Fleming; Summer, Kelly; Summer, Martin; Lauren, Franck; Jonathan, Mark

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Climate Assessment: Available Technical Inputs  

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Available Technical Inputs Print E-mail Available Technical Inputs Print E-mail Technical inputs for the 2013 National Climate Assessment were due March 1, 2012. Please note that these reports were submitted independently to the National Climate Assessment for consideration and have not been reviewed by the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee. Links to agency-sponsored reports will be posted here as they are made available. Sectors National Climate Assessment Health Sector Literature Review and Bibliography. Technical Input for the Interagency Climate Change and Human Health Group, September 2012. Overview Bibliography Bibliography User's Guide Search Strategy and Results Walthall et al. 2012. Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation. USDA Technical Bulletin 1935. Washington, DC. 186 pages. | Report FAQs

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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News News November 5, 2007. The NICCR National office will release the 2008/2009 RFP on March 1st, 2008. Other important dates will be announced in the near future. July 17, 2006. The selection of the new NICCR Coastal Center has been completed. Seven competitive applications were submitted in April, and reviewed by a panel of technical experts shortly thereafter. As a result of the competitive review, the application from Tulane University was selected by DOE. It is expected that a cooperative agreement between Tulane University and the DOE will be in place to manage the new Coastal Center by September 1, 2006. The next NICCR request for proposals is expected to include a research focus on potential effects of climatic change and/or sea level rise on the structure and functioning of coastal terrestrial ecosystems. All coastal ecosystem research to be supported by NICCR will be in the United States.

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The future of energy and climate  

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The talk will review some of the basic facts about the history and present status of the use of energy and its climatic consequences. It is clear that the world will have to change its way of energy production, the sooner the better. Because of the difficulty of storing electric energy, by far the best energy source for the future is thermal solar from the deserts, with overnight thermal storage. I will give some description of the present status of the technologies involved and end up with a pilot project for Europe and North Africa.

None

2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Burundi-National Adaptation Plan of Action to Climate Change...  

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Burundi-National Adaptation Plan of Action to Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Name Burundi-National Adaptation Plan of Action to Climate Change AgencyCompany...

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Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states...  

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Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts)...

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Towards a Framework for National Climate Finance Governance in...  

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Framework for National Climate Finance Governance in Africa Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Towards a Framework for National Climate Finance Governance...

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Quantifying the role of internal climate variability in future climate trends  

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in the climate system gives rise to large uncertainty in projections of future climate. The uncertainty in future Ensemble Project includes 40 climate change simulations run with the same coupled atmosphere-ocean-sea ice-land model (the NCAR Community Climate System Model 3; CCSM3) and forced with identical projected changes

Schumacher, Russ

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Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Dynamics under Recent and Future Climate Change  

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The behavior of the terrestrial carbon cycle under historical and future climate change is examined using the University of Victoria Earth System Climate Model, now coupled to a dynamic terrestrial vegetation and global carbon cycle model. When ...

H. Damon Matthews; Andrew J. Weaver; Katrin J. Meissner

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantifying Sources of Uncertainty in Projections of Future Climate  

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A simple statistical model is used to partition uncertainty from different sources, in projections of future climate from multimodel ensembles. Three major sources of uncertainty are considered: the choice of climate model, the choice of emissions ...

Paul J. Northrop; Richard E. Chandler

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NOAA's National Climatic Data Center Sectoral Engagement Fact Sheet  

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Ecosystems National Security Tourism Transportation Water Resources NOAA Satellite and Information Service National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) National Climatic DataNOAA's National Climatic Data Center Sectoral Engagement Fact Sheet AGRICULTURE Overview A wide

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Sandia National Laboratories: Climate change  

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research effort. Created to help resolve scientific uncertainties related to global climate change, ARM focuses on studying the role of clouds and aerosols in atmospheric and...

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Global Climate Change and National Security  

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5/16/2014 1 Global Climate Change and National Security RADM Jon White Oceanographer and Navigator months. · Oil, gas, and mineral resource exploitation expected to continue · Production/transportatio n

Howat, Ian M.

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Climate Change Science Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

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Climate Change Science Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory A multidisciplinary research fields. The Climate Change Science Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory routinely partners simulations to improve regional modeling of climate extremes - Partners from Oak Ridge, Lawrence Berkeley

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National Climate Assessment: Opportunities for Engagement  

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Workshop & Meeting Reports Guidance for Technical Input Teams Available Technical Inputs Draft Report Information Previous Assessments NCA & Development Advisory Committee Production Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally National Climate Assessment: Opportunities for Engagement Print E-mail NCA Regional Town Halls Engagement Strategy NCAnet Technical Inputs NCA Regional Town Halls During the winter of 2012-2013, the National Climate Assessment is hosting town hall meetings in each region of the United States. These meetings will bring together climate change experts and users of climate change information, from academia; local, state, tribal, and Federal governments; non-profit organizations; and business and industry. Although the exact format for the meetings will vary somewhat, participants in these meetings will have the opportunity to:

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Future scientists advance to national level  

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Future scientists advance to national level Future scientists advance to national level Future scientists advance to DOE national competition A team from Los Alamos bested 39 other teams from around New Mexico in the 10-hour New Mexico Regional Science Bowl. April 3, 2012 Members of the Los Alamos High School Science Bowl Team Members of the Los Alamos High School Science Bowl Team were in Washington DC after their regional win, representing New Mexico in the 22nd Annual Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl. Contact Kurt Steinhaus (505) 665-7370 Email "These kids are very well-versed in math and science, Science Bowl winners represent NM in Washington, D.C. A team from Los Alamos bested 39 other teams from around New Mexico in the 10-hour New Mexico Regional Science Bowl, held recently at Albuquerque

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PROJECTED EFFECTS OF FUTURE CLIMATES ON FRESHWATER FISHES  

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PROJECTED EFFECTS OF FUTURE CLIMATES ON FRESHWATER FISHES OF CALIFORNIA A White Paper from the California Energy Commission's California Climate Change Center JULY 2012 CEC5002012028 A methodology is presented that allows systematic evaluation of climate change impacts on freshwater fishes

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Should we believe model predictions of future climate change?  

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equations are derived from first principles (e.g. equations of motion, and conservation of energy, mass deficiencies in the attempt to provide useful information to the public and policy-makers. Keywords: climate to communicate what we know and what is uncertain about future climate change? Why are climate model projections

Fischlin, Andreas

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NOAA's National Climatic Data Center Sectoral Engagement Fact Sheet  

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2010 NOAA Satellite and Information Service National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Ecosystems National Security Tourism Transportation Water Resources Climate information can be usedNOAA's National Climatic Data Center Sectoral Engagement Fact Sheet COASTAL HAZARDS OVERVIEW Global

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U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate Assessment"  

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U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate Assessment" U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate Assessment" report for United States Home > Groups > OpenEI Community Central Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(2002) Super contributor 18 January, 2013 - 15:46 climate change drought OpenEI sea level rise temperatures U.S. Global Climate Change program The U.S. Global Change Research Program, established under the Department of Commerce in 2010, and partnered with NOAA, released an extensive National Climate Assessment report, projecting future climate changes in the United States under different scenarios. The 1,200 page report highlights some rather grim findings about the future of climate change. Here are 5 of the more disconcerting graphics from the report: 1. U.S. Average Temperatures

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Climate Change and National Security  

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in the demand for energy cause blackouts, jeopardizingpeople and trigger severe energy crises, nations with weakdrives up the demand for energy, sickens and kills people

Alyson, Fleming; Summer, Kelly; Summer, Martin; Lauren, Franck; Jonathan, Mark

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How to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation into National-Level...  

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Integrate Climate Change Adaptation into National-Level Policy and Planning in the Water Sector Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: How to Integrate Climate...

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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Idaho National Laboratory  

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The University of Idaho (UI) was asked to participate in the development of a climate change vulnerability assessment for Idaho National Laboratory (INL). This report describes the outcome of that assessment. The climate change happening now, due in large part to human activities, is expected to continue in the future. UI and INL used a common framework for assessing vulnerability that considers exposure (future climate change), sensitivity (system or component responses to climate), impact (exposure combined with sensitivity), and adaptive capacity (capability of INL to modify operations to minimize climate change impacts) to assess vulnerability. Analyses of climate change (exposure) revealed that warming that is ongoing at INL will continue in the coming decades, with increased warming in later decades and under scenarios of greater greenhouse gas emissions. Projections of precipitation are more uncertain, with multi model means exhibiting somewhat wetter conditions and more wet days per year. Additional impacts relevant to INL include estimates of more burned area and increased evaporation and transpiration, leading to reduced soil moisture and plant growth.

Christopher P. Ischay; Ernest L. Fossum; Polly C. Buotte; Jeffrey A. Hicke; Alexander Peterson

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change | Open Energy  

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A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: Coalition for Rainforest Nations Topics: Adaptation, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.rainforestcoalition.org/eng/ References: A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change[1] Logo: A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change Click here to view document A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change References ↑ "A National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=A_National_Strategy_for_Adaptation_to_Climate_Change&oldid=382940" Category: Tools

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First National Climate Assessment: Background and Process  

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Background and Process Print E-mail Background and Process Print E-mail Workshops of the First National Climate Assessment In February 1997, the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the Office of Science and Technology Policy initiated a series of Regional Climate Change Workshops with the goal of starting the process of examining the vulnerabilities of regions of the United States to climate variability and climate change. What was initially intended to be three or four workshops developed into a series of twenty, covering every state and territory of the United States. The workshops span from May 1997 to September 1998 and represented the first step in conducting a regional assessment. Each workshop was sponsored by one or more government agencies,and was carried out by coordinators from local institutions. For details on each workshop, including its geographic coverage, see:

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Energy and Climate Change: 15th National Conference and Global...  

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Energy and Climate Change: 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment Energy and Climate Change: 15th National Conference and Global Forum on...

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COLLOQUIUM: Future Projections of Climate Change: An Update from...  

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May 28, 2014, 4:00pm to 5:30pm Colloquia MBG Auditorium COLLOQUIUM: Future Projections of Climate Change: An Update from IPCC AR5IPCC AR5 WG1 Report Dr. Claudia Tebaldi NCAR I will...

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Rwanda-National Adaptation Programs of Action to Climate Change...  

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Name Rwanda-National Adaptation Programs of Action to Climate Change AgencyCompany Organization United Nations Environment Programme Topics Adaptation, Background analysis...

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Ethiopia-Climate Change National Adaptation Programme of Action...  

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Action Jump to: navigation, search Name Ethiopia-Climate Change National Adaptation Programme of Action AgencyCompany Organization United Nations Development Programme, Global...

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National Climate Report of the Austrian Federal Government  

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Third National Climate Report of the Austrian Federal Government Third National Communication in Compliance with the Obligations under the Framework Convention on Climate Change (Federal Law Gazette No. 414/1994) G.A. at UBA contributed to this Report #12;#12;Third National Climate Report of the Austrian Federal

Keeling, Stephen L.

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Global climate models: Past, present, and future  

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...atmosphere-ocean models, but common forcing scenarios (compiled by Cubasch and Fischer-Bruns,).¶ Recently, Earth system models are an attempt to integrate even more components of the climate system, such as the biosphere and cryosphere (9...

Martin Stute; Amy Clement; Gerrit Lohmann

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: Accelerated Climate Modeling for...  

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Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy New Project Is the ACME of Computer Science to Address Climate Change On December 3, 2014, in Analysis, Climate, Global Climate & Energy,...

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future  

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...............................................................................................19 Competitive Green Power and Renewable Energy Certificate Marketing..............................45.......................................................................................53 Selected Wholesale MarketersNational Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future A national laboratory

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Future Regional Climates Jason Evans,a  

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Precipitation, Rain Shadows, and Foehn Winds 228 9.2.4. Mountain Barrier Jets 228 9.2.5. Regional Climate Change the regional-scale of tropical cyclones, to the more local scale of the effects of coasts, mountains, and land use. It is the combination of the large-scale and regional/local forcings that produce a region

Evans, Jason

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Video: Future STEM Leaders Compete in the National Science Bowl...  

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Future STEM Leaders Compete in the National Science Bowl Video: Future STEM Leaders Compete in the National Science Bowl June 12, 2014 - 12:55pm Addthis Watch four students from...

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Science Bowl 2014: Future STEM Leaders to Compete in National...  

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Science Bowl 2014: Future STEM Leaders to Compete in National Contest Science Bowl 2014: Future STEM Leaders to Compete in National Contest April 24, 2014 - 1:00pm Addthis...

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NOAA's National Climatic Data Center Sectoral Engagement Fact Sheet  

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be used most effectively. #12;NOAA Satellite and Information Service National Environmental Satellite Insurance Litigation Marine and Coastal Ecosystems National Security TOURISM Transportation WaterNOAA's National Climatic Data Center Sectoral Engagement Fact Sheet TOURISM Overview Tourism

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The Intersection of National Security and Climate Change  

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The Intersection of National Security and Climate Change Informing Decision Makers A Symposium #12;2THE INTERSECTION OF NATIONAL SECURITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE In his May commencement speech to newly commissioned second lieutenants at West Point's grad- uation, President Obama warned that climate change is "a

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Sandia National Laboratories: Climate/Environment  

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ClimateEnvironment ClimateEnvironment On January 27, 2011, in ClimateEnvironment Sensing and Monitoring Modeling and Analysis Carbon Management Water Security Publications...

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NOAA's National Climatic Data Center Sectoral Engagement Fact Sheet  

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2010 NOAA Satellite and Information Service National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Ecosystems National Security Tourism Transportation Water Resources Climate information can be usedNOAA's National Climatic Data Center Sectoral Engagement Fact Sheet COAStAl HAzArDS Overview Global

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NOAA, 2012 Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW), Climate Services for National Security Challenges: Abstract Submission  

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climate variability and climate change effect on the potential for growing crops for biofuel in GeorgiaNOAA, 2012 Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW), Climate Services for National, miscanthus, and other, are already being evaluated due to their large biomass productivity. The local farmers

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Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states...  

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districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) AgencyCompany Organization United Kingdom Department for...

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Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states...  

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References "Asia Regional" Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleIndonesia-SubNationalPlanningforClimateChange(cities,states,districts)&oldid700428...

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Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states...  

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References "Asia Regional" Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleCambodia-SubNationalPlanningforClimateChange(cities,states,districts)&oldid700434...

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Sandia National Laboratories: About Energy and Climate (EC)  

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Assure energy security for critical installations Strengthen the nation's science and technology (S&T) base in energy, climate, and infrastructure EC Strategy The EC PMU...

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Increase in IO Bandwidth to Enhance Future Understanding of Climate Change  

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Increase in IO Increase in IO Bandwidth to Enhance Future Understanding of Climate Change Increase in IO Bandwidth to Enhance Future Understanding of Climate Change August 6, 2009 vorticity+context_2.jpg The large data set sizes generated by the GCRM require new analysis and visualization capabilities with parallel processing and rendering capabilities. This 3d plot of the vorticity isosurfaces was developed using the VisIt visualization tool, a general purpose 3D visualization tool with a parallel distributed architecture, which is being extended to support the geodesic grid used by the GCRM. This work was performed in collaboration with Prabhat at NERSC. Results: Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)-in collaboration with the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center

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NOAA, 2012 Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW), Climate Services for National Security Challenges: Abstract Submission  

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Environmental Impacts on National Security Using Satellite Data Authors: Dr. Sara Graves, Todd Berendes in the state of Alabama on critical infrastructure and assets with national security implications. The changeNOAA, 2012 Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW), Climate Services for National

Miami, University of

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Climate Change Scenario Planning in Alaska's National Parks: Stakeholder Involvement in the Decision-Making Process  

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This article studies the participation of stakeholders in climate change decision-making in Alaska s National Parks. We place stakeholder participation within literatures on environmental and climate change decision-making. We conducted participant observation and interviews in two planning workshops to investigate the decision-making process, and our findings are three-fold. First, the inclusion of diverse stakeholders expanded climate change decision-making beyond National Park Service (NPS) institutional constraints. Second, workshops of the Climate Change Scenario Planning Project (CCSPP) enhanced institutional understandings of participants attitudes towards climate change and climate change decision-making. Third, the geographical context of climate change influences the decision-making process. As the first regional approach to climate change decision-making within the NPS, the CCSPP serves as a model for future climate change planning in public land agencies. This study shows how the participation of stakeholders can contribute to robust decisions, may move climate change decision-making beyond institutional barriers, and can provide information about attitudes towards climate change decision-making.

Ernst, Kathleen M [ORNL] [ORNL; Van Riemsdijk, Dr. Micheline [University of Tennessee (UT)] [University of Tennessee (UT)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate change scenario planning in Alaska's National Parks: Stakeholder involvement in the decision-making process  

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This article studies the participation of stakeholders in climate change decision-making in Alaska s National Parks. We place stakeholder participation within literatures on environmental and climate change decision-making. We conducted participant observation and interviews in two planning workshops to investigate the decision-making process, and our findings are three-fold. First, the inclusion of diverse stakeholders expanded climate change decision-making beyond National Park Service (NPS) institutional constraints. Second, workshops of the Climate Change Scenario Planning Project (CCSPP) enhanced institutional understandings of participants attitudes towards climate change and climate change decision-making. Third, the geographical context of climate change influences the decisionmaking process. As the first regional approach to climate change decision-making within the NPS, the CCSPP serves as a model for future climate change planning in public land agencies. This study shows how the participation of stakeholders can contribute to robust decisions, may move climate change decision-making beyond institutional barriers, and can provide information about attitudes towards climate change decision-making.

Ernst, Kathleen M [ORNL] [ORNL; Van Riemsdijk, Dr. Micheline [University of Tennessee (UT)] [University of Tennessee (UT)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change and Human Health National Center for Environmental Health  

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Climate Change and Human Health National Center for Environmental Health Division of Environmental and Prevention October 17, 2012 #12;Coastal flooding Climate change effects: ·Temperature ·Sea level,civil conflict Anxiety,despair,depression Civil conflict Climate Change Health Effects Food & water Malnutrition

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Philippines-Support for the National Climate Commission | Open Energy  

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Philippines-Support for the National Climate Commission Philippines-Support for the National Climate Commission Jump to: navigation, search Name GIZ-Philippines-Support for the National Climate Commission Agency/Company /Organization Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Sector Climate Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website http://www.giz.de/en/home.html Program Start 2012 Program End 2015 Country Philippines UN Region South-Eastern Asia References GIZ-Philippines-Support for the National Climate Commission[1] Philippine Climate Initiatives to get €3-Million Aid from German government[2] Program Overview "The German government will provide the Philippine government a total of €3-million, which will come in the form of a grant. Project partners

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Climate Compatible Development Tools: A guide for national planning | Open  

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Climate Compatible Development Tools: A guide for national planning Climate Compatible Development Tools: A guide for national planning Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Climate Compatible Development Tools: A guide for national planning Agency/Company /Organization: Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Sector: Climate, Energy Focus Area: Economic Development Topics: Low emission development planning Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.climateplanning.org/userguide Cost: Free Language: English Climate Compatible Development Tools: A guide for national planning Screenshot References: CDKN[1] "This project has been prepared in response to demand from a range of practitioners and government officials in developing countries, including demand expressed through members of the Coordinated Low Emissions

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Interactions Among Emissions, Atmospheric Chemistry, and Climate Change: Implications for Future Trends  

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Interactions Among Emissions, Atmospheric Chemistry, and Climate Change: Implications for Future emissions, atmospheric chemistry, and climate, we have conducted a series of simulations on 120-year time emissions and different assumptions for chemistry and climate model parameters. To specifically identify

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Modeling the Impacts of Future Climate Change on Irrigation over China: Sensitivity to Adjusted Projections  

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Because of the limitations of coarse-resolution general circulation models (GCMs), delta change (DC) methods are generally used to derive scenarios of future climate as inputs into impact models. In this paper, the impact of future climate change ...

Guoyong Leng; Qiuhong Tang

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Negotiating future climates for public policy: a critical assessment of the development of  

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) or of seasonal forecasting (a few months): Earth system models aim to simulate future climatic evolution over

Hulme, Mike

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A National Strategy for Advancing Climate Modeling  

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Climate models are the foundation for understanding and projecting climate and climate-related changes and are thus critical tools for supporting climate-related decision making. This study developed a holistic strategy for improving the nationâ??s capability to accurately simulate climate and related Earth system changes on decadal to centennial timescales. The committeeâ??s report is a high level analysis, providing a strategic framework to guide progress in the nationâ??s climate modeling enterprise over the next 10-20 years. This study was supported by DOE, NSF, NASA, NOAA, and the intelligence community.

Dunlea, Edward; Elfring, Chris

2012-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: Climate/Environment  

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to address the most challenging and demanding climate-change issues. Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) is designed to accel-erate the development and applica-tion of...

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Sandia National Laboratories: Global Climate & Energy  

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to address the most challenging and demanding climate-change issues. Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) is designed to accel-erate the development and applica-tion of...

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First National Climate Assessment: Production Team  

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Production Team Print E-mail Production Team Print E-mail The National Assessment Synthesis Team (NAST) was a committee of experts drawn from governments, universities, industry, and non- governmental organizations. It was responsible for broad oversight of the First National Assessment, with the Federal agencies of the USGCRP. Click on the buttons below to read more about the NAST team members. Jerry M. Melillo (Co-chair) Dr. Jerry M. Melillo (B.A. Wesleyan University, CT; Ph.D. Yale University) is in his twenty-fifth year as a research scientist at The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and currently serves as the Center's Co-Director. Dr. Melillo's research on biogeochemistry includes work on global change, the ecological consequences of tropical deforestation, and sustainable management of forest ecosystems. He was a covening lead author on the 1990 and 1995 IPCC assessments of climate change. He has served as a vice-chair of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and is currently President of ICSU's Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE). Dr. Melillo founded the Marine Biological Laboratory's Semester in Environmental Science, an education program for undergraduates from small liberal arts colleges and universities in which students spend a term learning and doing environmental science in Woods Hole. Dr. Melillo also has a strong interest in science policy. He served as the Associate Director for Environment at the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President for 15 months in 1996 and 1997.

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Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

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Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Indonesia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Indonesia South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

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Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Myanmar-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Myanmar South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) | Open  

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Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam South-Eastern Asia, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to

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Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

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Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Cambodia-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Cambodia South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states,  

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Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name Vietnam-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country Vietnam South-Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Atmospheric and Climate Science | Argonne National Laboratory  

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Atmospheric and Climate Science Atmospheric and Climate Science Argonne research in aerosols, micro-meteorology, remote sensing, and atmospheric chemistry combined with our scalable, portable, high-performance climate and weather applications offer a unique look at the complexities of a dynamic planet. Changes in climate can affect biodiversity, the cost of food, our health, and even whole economies. Argonne is developing computational models and tools designed to shed light on complex biological processes and their economic, social, and health effects. Research spans the molecular level to whole organisms and their interaction with climate, the ecosystem, and human activities. The goal is to improve our understanding of the world around us while increasing the accuracy of regional climate models to

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Global Nuclear Futures Program Manager, Sandia National Laboratories |  

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Global Nuclear Futures Program Manager, Sandia National Laboratories | Global Nuclear Futures Program Manager, Sandia National Laboratories | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > About Us > Who We Are > In The Spotlight > Tom Sanders Global Nuclear Futures Program Manager, Sandia National Laboratories Tom Sanders Tom Sanders Role: Global Nuclear Futures Program Manager, Sandia National Laboratories

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Global Climate Change Assessment Report Shows Nations Not Doing...  

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Global Climate Change Assessment Report Shows Nations Not Doing Enough Home > Blogs > Dc's blog Dc's picture Submitted by Dc(107) Contributor 5 November, 2014 - 14:49 The latest...

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The future of the national?laboratories  

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...been growing in recent years and is usually distinguished...NSF, National Science Foundation...or declining in recent years, and expectations...Other Medical Other Aerospace Automobile Chemical...analyses from the science policy community...that without some advance planning about...

Linda R. Cohen; Roger G. Noll

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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Loik Abstract Loik Abstract Climate Change Impacts on Shrub-Forest Ecotones in the Western US Principle Investigator: Michael E. Loik, University of California, Santa Cruz Co-PI: Daniel F. Doak, University of California, Santa Cruz (after Aug. 2007: University of Wyoming) Unfunded collaborator: Ronald P. Neilson, Pacific Northwest Forest Service Research Laboratory Abstract:: This research is motivated by (i) the importance of snow as a dominant form of precipitation for a large portion of arid and semi-arid regions of the western United States, (ii) uncertainty in how changes in snow climate will affect ecotones between terrestrial ecosystems of the West, and (iii) the need to better understand how climate change impacts recruitment of dominant organisms of range and forest lands of the West, in order to better predict climate change effects on distributions of terrestrial ecosystems.

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National Climate Plan Published by NOAA  

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the extent to which solar and earth radiation modify climatic conditions, and 4) Gathering more data probably will rely on leased aircraft, an antenna system that will mount on any type of aircraft would

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Sandia National Laboratories: Global Climate & Energy  

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Director of Sandia's Geoscience, Climate, and Consequence Effects Center, spoke on "Hydraulic Fracturing: The Role of Government-Sponsored R&D" as part of a session on "The...

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future  

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% postconsumer waste #12;Acknowledgments This work was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) OfficeNational Renewable Energy Laboratory Innovation for Our Energy Future A national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy NREL is operated by Midwest

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Risk assessment of climate systems for national security.  

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Climate change, through drought, flooding, storms, heat waves, and melting Arctic ice, affects the production and flow of resource within and among geographical regions. The interactions among governments, populations, and sectors of the economy require integrated assessment based on risk, through uncertainty quantification (UQ). This project evaluated the capabilities with Sandia National Laboratories to perform such integrated analyses, as they relate to (inter)national security. The combining of the UQ results from climate models with hydrological and economic/infrastructure impact modeling appears to offer the best capability for national security risk assessments.

Backus, George A.; Boslough, Mark Bruce Elrick; Brown, Theresa Jean; Cai, Ximing [University of Illinois-Urbana; Conrad, Stephen Hamilton; Constantine, Paul [Stanford University; Dalbey, Keith R.; Debusschere, Bert J.; Fields, Richard; Hart, David Blaine; Kalinina, Elena Arkadievna; Kerstein, Alan R.; Levy, Michael [National Center for Atmospheric Research; Lowry, Thomas Stephen; Malczynski, Leonard A.; Najm, Habib N.; Overfelt, James Robert; Parks, Mancel Jordan; Peplinski, William J.; Safta, Cosmin; Sargsyan, Khachik; Stubblefield, William Anthony; Taylor, Mark A.; Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Trucano, Timothy Guy; Villa, Daniel L.

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National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC)  

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Print E-mail Print E-mail National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) pdf | html A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 08/21/2013 This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC). Time and Date: The meeting will be held Monday, September 9, 2013 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern time. Place: This meeting will be a conference call. Public access and materials will be available at the office of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, Conference Room A, Suite 250, 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006. The public will not be able to dial into the call. Please check the National Climate Assessment Web site for additional information at http://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment.

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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Shuur Abstract Shuur Abstract The Effect of Moisture and Temperature Manipulation on Plant Allocation and Soil Carbon Dynamics in Black Spruce Forests: Using Radiocarbon to Detect Multiple Climate Change Impacts on Boreal Ecosystem Carbon Cycling Principle Investigator: Dr. Edward A.G. Schuur, University of Florida Co-Investigators: Dr. Jason G. Vogel, University of Florida Dr. Stith T. Gower, University of Wisconsin Abstract: Our primary research objective is to understand how the carbon (C) cycle of black spruce (Picea mariana) forests, the largest boreal forest type in North America, will respond to climate change. A second objective is to provide an explicit link between the extensive research conducted on this forest type in Alaska to ongoing international research conducted in Canada where climate and substrates can differ. These objectives will be achieved by connecting observational and experimental field measurements to a common modeling framework.

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Future projections of daily precipitation and its extremes in simulations of 21st century climate change.  

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??The current generation of climate models in the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) is used to assess the future changes in daily precipitation… (more)

Yin, Lei

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Climate Change Strategy of El Salvador | Open Energy Information  

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of El Salvador of El Salvador Jump to: navigation, search Name National Climate Change Strategy of El Salvador Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner PRISMA, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Water, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Infrastructure Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas, People and Policy Topics Low emission development planning Website http://cdkn.org/project/el-sal Program Start 2011 Program End 2012 Country El Salvador Central America References El Salvador Climate Change Strategy[1] In the first half of 2010, CDKN met President Mauricio Funes and El Salvador's Minister of the Environment, to discuss the effects of climate

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Evaluating sub-national building-energy efficiency policy options under uncertainty: Efficient sensitivity testing of alternative climate, technolgical, and socioeconomic futures in a regional intergrated-assessment model.  

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Improving the energy efficiency of the building stock, commercial equipment and household appliances can have a major impact on energy use, carbon emissions, and building services. Subnational regions such as U.S. states wish to increase their energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions or adapt to climate change. Evaluating subnational policies to reduce energy use and emissions is difficult because of the uncertainties in socioeconomic factors, technology performance and cost, and energy and climate policies. Climate change may undercut such policies. Assessing these uncertainties can be a significant modeling and computation burden. As part of this uncertainty assessment, this paper demonstrates how a decision-focused sensitivity analysis strategy using fractional factorial methods can be applied to reveal the important drivers for detailed uncertainty analysis.

Scott, Michael J.; Daly, Don S.; Zhou, Yuyu; Rice, Jennie S.; Patel, Pralit L.; McJeon, Haewon C.; Kyle, G. Page; Kim, Son H.; Eom, Jiyong; Clarke, Leon E.

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Drought due to Historic Climate Variability and Projected Future Climate Change in the Midwestern United States  

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Understanding the occurrence and variability of drought events in historic and projected future climate is essential to managing natural resources and setting policy. The Midwest region is a key contributor in corn and soybean production, and the ...

Vimal Mishra; Keith A. Cherkauer; Shraddhanand Shukla

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Socio-economic futures in climate change impact assessment: using scenarios as  

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Climate impact assessment requires a clear picture of two intimately interrelated processes: socio #12;2 Abstract Climate impact assessment requires a clear picture of two intimately interrelated processes: socio-economic change and climate change. To date, future change in socio- economic systems has

Watson, Andrew

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Motivation Measurements EVA Results Issues/Future Work Weather and Climate Extremes: cape times shear  

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Motivation Measurements EVA Results Issues/Future Work Weather and Climate Extremes: cape times Weather/Climate Extremes 1 / 19 c University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. All rights reserved scales. E Gilleland Weather/Climate Extremes 2 / 19 c University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Gilleland, Eric

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India National Action Plan on Climate Change | Open Energy Information  

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India National Action Plan on Climate Change India National Action Plan on Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: India National Action Plan on Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: India Prime Minister's Council On Climate Change Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Low emission development planning, Background analysis Resource Type: Publications, Case studies/examples Website: pmindia.nic.in/climate_change.htm Country: India Southern Asia Coordinates: 20.593684°, 78.96288° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":20.593684,"lon":78.96288,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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United Nations Climate Change Conference Durban, South Africa 2011  

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United Nations Climate Change Conference Durban, South Africa 2011 COP17/CMP7 #12; The Conferences presents a unique opportunity for South Africa to promote and publicly initiate the transition to a green, President of South Africa Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Africa President

Viola, Ronald

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Friedmann Talks Climate, CCS at National Coal Council Meeting  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The coal industry must move aggressively to adapt to the new realities brought about by climate change. That’s the message that Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal Dr. Julio Friedmann delivered in a keynote address at the 30th annual meeting of the National Coal Council May 14 in Washington, DC.

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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Monson Abstract Monson Abstract The Response of a Subalpine Forest Ecosystem to Earlier Spring Warm-up Principle Investigator: Russell K. Monson, University of Colorado, Boulder Abstract: Recent analyses have shown widespread declines in the winter snow pack of mountain ecosystemsin the Western U.S. that are coupled to early-spring temperature anomalies. We hypothesize that early spring warm-up in western forests causes increased water stress and reduces the capacity for the forest to assimilate carbon, while at the same time accelerating the loss of carbon due to soil respiration. We will test this hypothesis using observations and modeling. Our research contains elements of three different NICCR foci, including eddy covariance measurements, modeling and manipulative experiments; however, it is principally intended to fulfill Focus 3, with an emphasis on "the use of measurements and analyses to evaluate mechanisms that might be included in climate and carbon models".

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Effects of Future Climate and Biogenic Emissions Changes on Surface Ozone over the United States and China  

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Future projections of near-surface ozone concentrations depend on the climate/emissions scenario used to drive future simulations, the direct effects of the changing climate on the atmosphere, and the indirect effects of changing temperatures and ...

Jin-Tai Lin; Kenneth O. Patten; Katharine Hayhoe; Xin-Zhong Liang; Donald J. Wuebbles

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Brazil National Plan on Climate Change (PNMC) | Open Energy Information  

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National Plan on Climate Change (PNMC) National Plan on Climate Change (PNMC) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Brazil National Plan on Climate Change (PNMC) Agency/Company /Organization: Government of Brazil Interministerial Committee on Climate Change Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Forestry, Agriculture Topics: Low emission development planning, Background analysis Resource Type: Publications, Case studies/examples Website: www.mma.gov.br/estruturas/imprensa/_arquivos/96_11122008040728.pdf Country: Brazil South America Coordinates: -14.235004°, -51.92528° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":-14.235004,"lon":-51.92528,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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NICCR - National Institute for Climate Change Research  

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Contact Us Contact Us For research in the Coastal Center: Torbjörn Törnqvist Tulane University (504) 314-2221 tor@tulane.edu For research in the Northeastern Region: Ken Davis Pennsylvania State University (814) 863-8601 davis@met.psu.edu For research in the Southeastern Region: Rob Jackson Duke University (919) 660-7408 jackson@duke.edu For research in the Midwestern Region: Andy Burton Michigan Technological University (906) 487-2396 ajburton@mtu.edu For research in the Western Region: Bruce Hungate Northern Arizona University (928) 523-0925 bruce.hungate@nau.edu For general information and eligibility: Jeff Amthor U.S. Department of Energy (301) 903-2507 jeff.amthor@science.doe.gov For proposal and grant related questions: Sally Evans NICCR National Office POB 6077 Northern Arizona University

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China's National Climate Change Programme | Open Energy Information  

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China's National Climate Change Programme China's National Climate Change Programme Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: China's National Climate Change Programme Agency/Company /Organization: China National Development and Reform Commission Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Low emission development planning, Background analysis Resource Type: Publications, Case studies/examples Website: en.ndrc.gov.cn/newsrelease/P020070604561191006823.pdf Country: China Eastern Asia Coordinates: 35.86166°, 104.195397° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":35.86166,"lon":104.195397,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Mediterranean Tropical-Like Cyclones in Present and Future Climate  

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The Mediterranean has been identified as one of the most responsive regions to climate change. It has been conjectured that one of the effects of a warmer climate could be to make the Mediterranean Sea prone to the formation of hurricanes. Already ...

Leone Cavicchia; Hans von Storch; Silvio Gualdi

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamical influences on European climate: an uncertain future  

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...RG6 6BB, UK Climate science is coming under increasing...Introduction Climate science is coming under increasing...consortium led by the Met Office Hadley Centre to provide...dataset is provided by the Office of Science, US Department of Energy...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Present and Future Modes of Low Frequency Climate Variability  

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This project addressed area (1) of the FOA, “Interaction of Climate Change and Low Frequency Modes of Natural Climate Variability”. Our overarching objective is to detect, describe and understand the changes in low frequency variability between model simulations of the preindustrial climate and simulations of a doubled CO2 climate. The deliverables are a set of papers providing a dynamical characterization of interannual, decadal, and multidecadal variability in coupled models with attention to the changes in this low frequency variability between pre-industrial concentrations of greenhouse gases and a doubling of atmospheric concentrations of CO2. The principle mode of analysis, singular vector decomposition, is designed to advance our physical, mechanistic understanding. This study will include external natural variability due to solar and volcanic aerosol variations as well as variability internal to the climate system. An important byproduct is a set of analysis tools for estimating global singular vector structures from the archived output of model simulations.

Cane, Mark A.

2014-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Singapore National Climate Change Strategy | Open Energy Information  

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Singapore National Climate Change Strategy Singapore National Climate Change Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Singapore National Climate Change Strategy Agency/Company /Organization: Singapore Ministry of Environment and Water Resources Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Low emission development planning Resource Type: Publications, Case studies/examples Website: app.mewr.gov.sg/web/Contents/ContentsNCC.aspx?ContId=452 Country: Singapore UN Region: South-Eastern Asia Coordinates: 1.352083°, 103.819836° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":1.352083,"lon":103.819836,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Indonesia National Action Plan Addressing Climate Change | Open Energy  

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Indonesia National Action Plan Addressing Climate Change Indonesia National Action Plan Addressing Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Indonesia National Action Plan Addressing Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: Indonesia State Ministry of Environment Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Background analysis, Low emission development planning Resource Type: Case studies/examples, Publications Website: climatechange.menlh.go.id/index.php?option=com_docman&task=down&bid=17 Country: Indonesia South-Eastern Asia Coordinates: -0.789275°, 113.921327° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":-0.789275,"lon":113.921327,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Modelling the economic and social consequences of drought under future projections of climate change  

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, China, Ethiopia, India, Spain/Portugal and the USA. Future projections of drought magnitude for 2003-2050 were modelled using the integrated assessment model CIAS (Community Integrated Assessment System), for a range of climate and emission scenarios...

Jenkins, Katie L.

2012-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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The computational future for climate and Earth system models: on the path to petaflop and beyond  

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...computational future for climate and Earth system models: on the path to petaflop and...development of the climate and Earth system models has had a long history, starting...long-term goal of building the Earth system models that would go beyond what is...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MIDWESTERN REGIONAL CENTER OF THE DOE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATIC CHANGE RESEARCH  

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The goal of NICCR (National Institute for Climatic Change Research) was to mobilize university researchers, from all regions of the country, in support of the climatic change research objectives of DOE/BER. The NICCR Midwestern Regional Center (MRC) supported work in the following states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. The MRC of NICCR was able to support nearly $8 million in climatic change research, including $6,671,303 for twenty projects solicited and selected by the MRC over five requests for proposals (RFPs) and $1,051,666 for the final year of ten projects from the discontinued DOE NIGEC (National Institute for Global Environmental Change) program. The projects selected and funded by the MRC resulted in 135 peer-reviewed publications and supported the training of 25 PhD students and 23 Masters students. Another 36 publications were generated by the final year of continuing NIGEC projects supported by the MRC. The projects funded by the MRC used a variety of approaches to answer questions relevant to the DOE’s climate change research program. These included experiments that manipulated temperature, moisture and other global change factors; studies that sought to understand how the distribution of species and ecosystems might change under future climates; studies that used measurements and modeling to examine current ecosystem fluxes of energy and mass and those that would exist under future conditions; and studies that synthesized existing data sets to improve our understanding of the effects of climatic change on terrestrial ecosystems. In all of these efforts, the MRC specifically sought to identify and quantify responses of terrestrial ecosystems that were not well understood or not well modeled by current efforts. The MRC also sought to better understand and model important feedbacks between terrestrial ecosystems, atmospheric chemistry, and regional and global climate systems. The broad variety of projects the MRC has supported gave us a unique opportunity to greatly improve our ability to predict the future health, composition and function of important agricultural and natural terrestrial ecosystems within the Midwestern Region.

Burton, Andrew J. [Michigan Technological University

2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling the future distribution of the amphibian chytrid fungus: the influence of climate and  

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FORUM Modelling the future distribution of the amphibian chytrid fungus: the influence of climate of amphibians are believed to be caused by the chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd). Hence, determining its present and future environmental suitability should help to inform management and surveillance

Rohr, Jason

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Temperature response to future urbanization and climate change Daniel Argueso Jason P. Evans Lluis Fita  

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that covers the Sydney area. The future simulation incorporates the projected changes in the urban area in regions of intense energy consumption and low net radiation. The imperviousness of urban surfaces was alsoTemperature response to future urbanization and climate change Daniel Argu¨eso · Jason P. Evans

Evans, Jason

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WHAT A SMART GRID MEANS TO OUR NATION'S FUTURE.  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

WHAT A SMART GRID MEANS WHAT A SMART GRID MEANS TO OUR NATION'S FUTURE. regulators consumer advocates environmental groups technology providers ONE of SIX SMART GRID STAKEHOLDER BOOKS A smarter electric grid works to strengthen our nation's economy, environment, security and independence. policymakers utilities 2 DISCLAIMER PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor Litos Strategic Communication, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use

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National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC)  

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Notice Of Open Meeting Print E-mail Notice Of Open Meeting Print E-mail Please note this meeting has been cancelled. For more information please contact Cynthia Decker. National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) Notice Of Open Meeting pdf | html A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/16/2013 This notice sets forth the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the DoC NOAA National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC). Time and Date: The meeting will be held October 1, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and October 2, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. These times are subject to change. Please refer to the Web page http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for changes and for the most up-to-date meeting agenda. Place: The meeting will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton located at 1201 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. Please check the Web site http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/NCADAC/index.html for confirmation of the venue and for directions.

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National assessment of the consequences of climate change for the United States  

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The US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is initiating a national assessment of the consequences of climate change and climate variability for the United States and the significance of these consequences for its people.

MacCracken, M. C., LLNL

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CDKN-Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate Compatible  

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Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate Compatible Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate Compatible Development Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate Compatible Development Strategy Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/ Country Gambia UN Region Western Africa References CDKN-Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate Compatible Development Strategy[1] This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. References ↑ "CDKN-Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate

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Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate Compatible Development  

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Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate Compatible Development Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate Compatible Development Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate Compatible Development Strategy Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/ Country Gambia UN Region Western Africa References CDKN-Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate Compatible Development Strategy[1] This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. References ↑ "CDKN-Gambia-Support the Development of a National Climate

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Rwanda-Project to Develop a National Strategy on Climate Change and Low  

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Rwanda-Project to Develop a National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Rwanda-Project to Develop a National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development Jump to: navigation, search Name SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Partner Smith School for Enterprise and Environment, University of Oxford Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Implementation, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.smithschool.ox.ac.u Program Start 2010 Country Rwanda UN Region Middle Africa References SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development[1] SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development Screenshot

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Rwanda-Project to Develop a National Strategy on Climate Change...  

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for International Development, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Partner Smith School for Enterprise and Environment, University of Oxford Sector Climate, Energy,...

137

Energy technologies at Sandia National Laboratories: Past, Present, Future  

SciTech Connect

We at Sandia first became involved with developing energy technology when the nation initiated its push toward energy independence in the early 1970s. That involvement continues to be strong. In shaping Sandia's energy programs for the 1990s, we will build on our track record from the 70s and 80s, a record outlined in this publication. It contains reprints of three issues of Sandia's Lab News that were devoted to our non-nuclear energy programs. Together, they summarize the history, current activities, and future of Sandia's diverse energy concerns; hence my desire to see them in one volume. Written in the fall of 1988, the articles cover Sandia's extremely broad range of energy technologies -- coal, oil and gas, geothermal, solar thermal, photovoltaics, wind, rechargeable batteries, and combustion.

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1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

"Developing Nationally Significant Infrastructure: the Future Role of Energy Planning"  

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to the EU Emissions Trading Scheme; · a `Carbon Reduction Commitment' (enabled under the Climate Change Bill) for large commercial organisations outside both the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and current Climate Change

Martin, Ralph R.

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How to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation into National-Level Policy and  

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How to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation into National-Level Policy and How to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation into National-Level Policy and Planning in the Water Sector Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: How to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation into National-Level Policy and Planning in the Water Sector Agency/Company /Organization: Tearfund Sector: Climate, Water Topics: Adaptation, Implementation, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: tilz.tearfund.org/webdocs/Tilz/Topics/watsan/Water%20Adaptation%20Guid How to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation into National-Level Policy and Planning in the Water Sector Screenshot References: How to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation into National-Level Policy and Planning in the Water Sector[1] "This guide is also for donor institutions wishing to support the

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CDKN-Kenya-Action Plan for National Climate Change Response Strategy | Open  

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Kenya-Action Plan for National Climate Change Response Strategy Kenya-Action Plan for National Climate Change Response Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-Kenya-Action Plan for National Climate Change Response Strategy Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources on behalf of the National CC Task Force, HTSPE, IDLA, LTS International/ ACCLIMATISE, IISD, Adam Smith International +subcontractors Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/2011/04/an-act Program Start 2010 Program End 2012 Country Kenya UN Region Eastern Africa References CDKN-Kenya-Action Plan for National Climate Change Response Strategy[1]

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Radiative forcing in the ACCMIP historical and future climate simulations  

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The Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Model Intercomparison Project (ACCMIP) examined the short-lived drivers of climate change in current climate models. Here we evaluate the 10 ACCMIP models that included aerosols, 8 of which also participated in the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 5 (CMIP5). The models reproduce present-day total aerosol optical depth (AOD) relatively well, though many are biased low. Contributions from individual aerosol components are quite different, however, and most models underestimate east Asian AOD. The models capture most 1980-2000 AOD trends well, but underpredict increases over the Yellow/Eastern Sea. They strongly underestimate absorbing AOD in many regions. We examine both the direct radiative forcing (RF) and the forcing including rapid adjustments (effective radiative forcing; ERF, including direct and indirect effects). The models’ all-sky 1850 to 2000 global mean annual average total aerosol RF is (mean; range) ?0.26Wm?2; ?0.06 to ?0.49Wm?2. Screening based on model skill in capturing observed AOD yields a best estimate of ?0.42Wm?2; ?0.33 to ?0.50Wm?2, including adjustment for missing aerosol components in some models. Many ACCMIP and CMIP5 models appear to produce substantially smaller aerosol RF than this best estimate. Climate feedbacks contribute substantially (35 to ?58 %) to modeled historical aerosol RF. The 1850 to 2000 aerosol ERF is ?1.17Wm?2; ?0.71 to ?1.44Wm?2. Thus adjustments, including clouds, typically cause greater forcing than direct RF. Despite this, the multi-model spread relative to the mean is typically the same for ERF as it is for RF, or even smaller, over areas with substantial forcing. The largest 1850 to 2000 negative aerosol RF and ERF values are over and near Europe, south and east Asia and North America. ERF, however, is positive over the Sahara, the Karakoram, high Southern latitudes and especially the Arctic. Global aerosol RF peaks in most models around 1980, declining thereafter with only weak sensitivity to the Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP). One model, however, projects approximately stable RF levels, while two show increasingly negative RF due to nitrate (not included in most models). Aerosol ERF, in contrast, becomes more negative during 1980 to 2000. During this period, increased Asian emissions appear to have a larger impact on aerosol ERF than European and North American decreases due to their being upwind of the large, relatively pristine Pacific Ocean. There is no clear relationship between historical aerosol ERF and climate sensitivity in the CMIP5 subset of ACCMIP models. In the ACCMIP/CMIP5 models, historical aerosol ERF of about ?0.8 to ?1.5Wm?2 is most consistent with observed historical warming. Aerosol ERF masks a large portion of greenhouse forcing during the late 20th and early 21st century at the global scale. Regionally, aerosol ERF is so large that net forcing is negative over most industrialized and biomass burning regions through 1980, but remains strongly negative only over east and southeast Asia by 2000. Net forcing is strongly positive by 1980 over most deserts, the Arctic, Australia, and most tropical oceans. Both the magnitude of and area covered by positive forcing expand steadily thereafter.

Shindell, Drew; Lamarque, J.-F.; Schulz, M.; Flanner, M. G.; Jiao, C.; Chin, Mian; Young, P. J.; Lee, Y. H.; Rotstayn, Leon; Mahowald, N. M.; Milly, G.; Faluvegi, G.; Balkanski, Y.; Collins, W. J.; Conley, Andrew; Dalsoren, S.; Easter, Richard C.; Ghan, Steven J.; Horowitz, L.; Liu, Xiaohong; Myhre, G.; Nagashima, T.; Naik, Vaishali; Rumbold, S.; Skeie, R. B.; Sudo, K.; Szopa, S.; Takemura, T.; Voulgarakis, A.; Yoon, Jin-Ho; Lo, Fiona

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Kenya-Action Plan for National Climate Change Response Strategy | Open  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Kenya-Action Plan for National Climate Change Response Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name CDKN-Kenya-Action Plan for National Climate Change Response Strategy Agency/Company /Organization Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), United Kingdom Department for International Development Partner Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources on behalf of the National CC Task Force, HTSPE, IDLA, LTS International/ ACCLIMATISE, IISD, Adam Smith International +subcontractors Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Pathways analysis Website http://cdkn.org/2011/04/an-act Program Start 2010 Program End 2012 Country Kenya

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GIZ-Philippines-Support for the National Climate Commission | Open Energy  

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Support for the National Climate Commission Support for the National Climate Commission Jump to: navigation, search Name GIZ-Philippines-Support for the National Climate Commission Agency/Company /Organization Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Sector Climate Topics Background analysis, Low emission development planning, Pathways analysis Website http://www.giz.de/en/home.html Program Start 2012 Program End 2015 Country Philippines UN Region South-Eastern Asia References GIZ-Philippines-Support for the National Climate Commission[1] Philippine Climate Initiatives to get €3-Million Aid from German government[2] Program Overview "The German government will provide the Philippine government a total of €3-million, which will come in the form of a grant. Project partners

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National Institutes of Health Explore Impact of Climate Change on Human  

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National Institutes of Health Explore Impact of Climate Change on Human Health Print E-mail National Institutes of Health Explore Impact of Climate Change on Human Health Print E-mail National Institutes of Health Research Portfolio Monday, April 22, 2013 Featured by NIEHS a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program What are the potential effects of global climate change on human health? This is a question that a growing number of federally funded studies seek to answer. A new analysis recently published in the journal, Environmental Health Perspectives, looks at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) research portfolio on climate change and human health. Climate change is affecting human health through environmental consequences, such as sea-level rise, changes in precipitation, heat waves, changes in intensity of hurricanes and storms, and degraded air quality, according to the World Health Organization and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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ARM Best Estimate Data (ARMBE) Products for Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future (CSSEF)  

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This data set was created for the Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future (CSSEF) model testbed project and is an extension of the hourly average ARMBE dataset to other extended facility sites and to include uncertainty estimates. Uncertainty estimates were needed in order to use uncertainty quantification (UQ) techniques with the data.

Riihimaki, Laura; Gaustad, Krista; McFarlane, Sally

2014-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE Present and future climate resources for various types of tourism  

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE Present and future climate resources for various types of tourism in the Bay region for beach holidays in Europe. It is based on a mass tourism model strongly modulated by seasonality and with high environmental costs. Main tourism stakeholders are currently implementing

Romero, Romu

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Laying the Foundation for a More Energy Efficient Future: Reducing Climate Change through Green Building  

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Building Andrew Turco Energy for Sustainable Development Task Force, Spring 2006 Professor Mauzerall May 3Laying the Foundation for a More Energy Efficient Future: Reducing Climate Change through Green, and Steven Pacala and Robert Socolow have developed a stabilization wedges concept to addresses how global

Mauzerall, Denise

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ARM Best Estimate Data (ARMBE) Products for Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future (CSSEF)  

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This data set was created for the Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future (CSSEF) model testbed project and is an extension of the hourly average ARMBE dataset to other extended facility sites and to include uncertainty estimates. Uncertainty estimates were needed in order to use uncertainty quantification (UQ) techniques with the data.

Laura Riihimaki; Krista Gaustad; Sally McFarlane

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Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility (ACRF Instrumentation Status: New, Current, and Future)  

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The purpose of this report is to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility instrumentation status. The report is divided into the following four sections: (1) new instrumentation in the process of being acquired and deployed, (2) existing instrumentation and progress on improvements or upgrades, (3) proposed future instrumentation, and (4) Small Business Innovation Research instrument development.

JW Voyles

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GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, The uncertain future of climate uncertainty  

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by anthropogenic greenhouse- gas (GHG) emissions. The conclusions of the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report (AR4 difficult. In addition, the uncertainty level re- garding future climate evolution has not decreased signifi reasons motivate us to (a) revisit here a key cause for the persisting uncertainties, in order

Ghil, Michael

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SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and  

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SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development Jump to: navigation, search Name SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Partner Smith School for Enterprise and Environment, University of Oxford Sector Climate, Energy, Land Topics Implementation, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Website http://www.smithschool.ox.ac.u Program Start 2010 Country Rwanda UN Region Middle Africa References SSEE-Project to Develop a Rwandan National Strategy on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development[1]

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Science for Our Nation's Energy Future | U.S. DOE Office of Science...  

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DOE Announcements Science for Our Nation's Energy Future Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) EFRCs Home Centers Research Science Highlights News & Events EFRC News EFRC...

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Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Best Estimate (CSSEFARMBE)  

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The Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future (CSSEF) project is working to improve the representation of the hydrological cycle in global climate models, critical information necessary for decision-makers to respond appropriately to predictions of future climate. In order to accomplish this objective, CSSEF is building testbeds to implement uncertainty quantification (UQ) techniques to objectively calibrate and diagnose climate model parameterizations and predictions with respect to local, process-scale observations. In order to quantify the agreement between models and observations accurately, uncertainty estimates on these observations are needed. The DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program takes atmospheric and climate related measurements at three permanent locations worldwide. The ARM VAP called the ARM Best Estimate (ARMBE) [Xie et al., 2010] collects a subset of ARM observations, performs quality control checks, averages them to one hour temporal resolution, and puts them in a standard format for ease of use by climate modelers. ARMBE has been widely used by the climate modeling community as a summary product of many of the ARM observations. However, the ARMBE product does not include uncertainty estimates on the data values. Thus, to meet the objectives of the CSSEF project and enable better use of this data with UQ techniques, we created the CSSEFARMBE data set. Only a subset of the variables contained in ARMBE is included in CSSEFARMBE. Currently only surface meteorological observations are included, though this may be expanded to include other variables in the future. The CSSEFARMBE VAP is produced for all extended facilities at the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) site that contain surface meteorological equipment. This extension of the ARMBE data set to multiple facilities at SGP allows for better comparison between model grid boxes and the ARM point observations. In the future, CSSEFARMBE may also be created for other ARM sites. As each site has slightly different instrumentation, this will require additional development to understand the uncertainty characterization associated with instrumentation at those sites. The uncertainty assignment process is implemented into the ARM program’s new Integrated Software Development Environment (ISDE) so that many of the key steps can be used in the future to screen data based on ARM Data Quality Reports (DQRs), propagate uncertainties when transforming data from one time scale into another, and convert names and units into NetCDF Climate and Forecast (CF) standards. These processes are described in more detail in the following sections.

Riihimaki, Laura D.; Gaustad, Krista L.; McFarlane, Sally A.

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The contribution of future agricultural trends in the US Midwest to global climate change mitigation  

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Land use change is a complex response to changing environmental and socioeconomic systems. Historical drivers of land use change include changes in the natural resource availability of a region, changes in economic conditions for production of certain products and changing policies. Most recently, introduction of policy incentives for biofuel production have influenced land use change in the US Midwest, leading to concerns that bioenergy production systems may compete with food production and land conservation. Here we explore how land use may be impacted by future climate mitigation measures by nesting a high resolution agricultural model (EPIC – Environmental Policy Indicator Climate) for the US Midwest within a global integrated assessment model (GCAM – Global Change Assessment Model). This approach is designed to provide greater spatial resolution and detailed agricultural practice information by focusing on the climate mitigation potential of agriculture and land use in a specific region, while retaining the global economic context necessary to understand the far ranging effects of climate mitigation targets. We find that until the simulated carbon prices are very high, the US Midwest has a comparative advantage in producing traditional food and feed crops over bioenergy crops. Overall, the model responds to multiple pressures by adopting a mix of future responses. We also find that the GCAM model is capable of simulations at multiple spatial scales and agricultural technology resolution, which provides the capability to examine regional response to global policy and economic conditions in the context of climate mitigation.

Thomson, Allison M.; Kyle, G. Page; Zhang, Xuesong; Bandaru, Varaprasad; West, Tristram O.; Wise, Marshall A.; Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Calvin, Katherine V.

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Possible Impacts of Climate Change on Wind Gusts under Downscaled Future Climate Conditions: Updated for Canada  

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The methods used in earlier research focusing on the province of Ontario, Canada, were adapted for the current paper to expand the study area over the entire nation of Canada where various industries (e.g., transportation, agriculture, energy, and ...

Chad Shouquan Cheng; Edwina Lopes; Chao Fu; Zhiyong Huang

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: accurate climate-change prediction  

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to address the most challenging and demanding climate-change issues. Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) is designed to accel-erate the development and applica-tion of...

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Terrestrial biogeochemical feedbacks in the climate system: from past to future  

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The terrestrial biosphere plays a major role in the regulation of atmospheric composition, and hence climate, through multiple interlinked biogeochemical cycles (BGC). Ice-core and other palaeoenvironmental records show a fast response of vegetation cover and exchanges with the atmosphere to past climate change, although the phasing of these responses reflects spatial patterning and complex interactions between individual biospheric feedbacks. Modern observations show a similar responsiveness of terrestrial biogeochemical cycles to anthropogenically-forced climate changes and air pollution, with equally complex feedbacks. For future conditions, although carbon cycle-climate interactions have been a major focus, other BGC feedbacks could be as important in modulating climate changes. The additional radiative forcing from terrestrial BGC feedbacks other than those conventionally attributed to the carbon cycle is in the range of 0.6 to 1.6 Wm{sup -2}; all taken together we estimate a possible maximum of around 3 Wm{sup -2} towards the end of the 21st century. There are large uncertainties associated with these estimates but, given that the majority of BGC feedbacks result in a positive forcing because of the fundamental link between metabolic stimulation and increasing temperature, improved quantification of these feedbacks and their incorporation in earth system models is necessary in order to develop coherent plans to manage ecosystems for climate mitigation.

Arneth, A.; Harrison, S. P.; Zaehle, S.; Tsigaridis, K; Menon, S; Bartlein, P.J.; Feichter, J; Korhola, A; Kulmala, M; O'Donnell, D; Schurgers, G; Sorvari, S; Vesala, T

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China-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts)  

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China-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) China-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Jump to: navigation, search Name China-Sub National Planning for Climate Change (cities, states, districts) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Greenhouse Gas Topics Low emission development planning Country China Eastern Asia References Asia Regional [1] This programme will build capacity of central, state and local governments in the region to integrate low carbon, climate resilience objectives into policy, plans and programmes in various sectors. It will provide technical support in the preparation of plans, longer term institutional support to key govt agencies for implementation, and financing for pilot initiatives

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Modelling the impacts of projected future climate change on water resources in north-west England Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 11(3), 11151126, 2007  

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Modelling the impacts of projected future climate change on water resources in north-west England of projected future climate change on water resources in north-west England H.J. Fowler1 , C.G. Kilsby1 and J (Fowler and Kilsby, 2002) and future projections from Global Climate Models (GCMs) suggest that winters

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PRODUCTS AND SERVICES NOAA's NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER  

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........................................................................................................................ 40 Weather and Climate Toolkit....................................................................................................... 46 Satellite Data, Products and Services, to the attorney documenting a weather event, to the individual planning for a retirement move. Services offered

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PRODUCTS AND SERVICES NOAA's NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA CENTER  

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........................................................................................................................................................ 31 Weather and Climate Toolkit....................................................................................................................................... 35 Satellite Data, Products, and Services. Our users range from professional atmospheric scientists studying and predict- ing the weather

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Estimating future global per capita water availability based on changes in climate and population  

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Human populations are profoundly affected by water stress, or the lack of sufficient per capita available freshwater. Water stress can result from overuse of available freshwater resources or from a reduction in the amount of available water due to decreases in rainfall and stored water supplies. Analyzing the interrelationship between human populations and water availability is complicated by the uncertainties associated with climate change projections and population projections. We present a simple methodology developed to integrate disparate climate and population data sources and develop first-order per capita water availability projections at the global scale. Simulations from the coupled land-ocean-atmosphere Community Climate System Model version 3 (CCSM3) forced with a range of hypothetical greenhouse gas emissions scenarios are used to project grid-based changes in precipitation minus evapotranspiration as proxies for changes in runoff, or fresh water supply. Population growth changes according to several Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) storylines are used as proxies for changes in fresh water demand by 2025, 2050 and 2100. These freshwater supply and demand projections are then combined to yield estimates of per capita water availability aggregated by watershed and political unit. Results suggest that important insights might be extracted from the use of the process developed here, notably including the identification of the globe s most vulnerable regions in need of more detailed analysis and the relative importance of population growth versus climate change in in altering future freshwater supplies. However, these are only exemplary insights and, as such, could be considered hypotheses that should be rigorously tested with multiple climate models, multiple observational climate datasets, and more comprehensive population change storylines.

Parish, Esther S [ORNL; Kodra, Evan [Northeastern University; Ganguly, Auroop R [Northeastern University; Steinhaeuser, Karsten [University of Minnesota

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dominican Republic-Support for the Preparation of National Climate Change  

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Dominican Republic-Support for the Preparation of National Climate Change Dominican Republic-Support for the Preparation of National Climate Change Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name Dominican Republic-Argentina-Support for the Preparation of National Climate Change Strategy Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sector Climate Focus Area People and Policy Topics Low emission development planning, -LEDS Country Dominican Republic Caribbean References UNDP - Latin America & the Caribbean[1] Contents 1 Program Overview 1.1 Program Focus 1.2 Environment and Sustainable Development 2 References Program Overview "Across Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP helps countries build and share their own solutions to urgent development challenges, supporting coalitions for change and connecting individuals and institutions so they

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Two Tribes Recognized as Climate Action Champions During White House Tribal Nations Conference  

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Two Tribes are among the winners of the Climate Action Champions competition, the White House announced on Wednesday, December 3, at the White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Argentina-Support for the Preparation of National Climate Change Strategy |  

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Argentina-Support for the Preparation of National Climate Change Strategy Argentina-Support for the Preparation of National Climate Change Strategy Jump to: navigation, search Name UNDP-Argentina Regional Programme for LAC - Support for the preparation of National Climate Change Strategy Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sector Climate, Energy, Land Focus Area Economic Development Website http://www.undp.org.ar/ Country Argentina South America References UNDP - Latin America & the Caribbean[1] Contents 1 Overview 2 Program Overview 2.1 Program Focus 2.2 Environment and Sustainable Development 3 References Overview In Argentina , the UNDP has a program of technical cooperation and financial assistance is part of the country's priorities , promotes and provides substantive and technical management support to over 100 projects

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National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment Energy and Climate Change  

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The 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: Energy and Climate Change will develop and advance partnerships that focus on transitioning the world to a new "low carbon" and "climate resilient" energy system. It will emphasize putting ideas into action - moving forward on policy and practice.

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National Ignition Facility faces an uncertain future David Kramer  

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-member user group, with 22% of its members coming from host Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL at the National Ignition Facility to achieve a self-sustaining fusion reaction fell short. Now NIF stands to lose that were specified for NIF when the massive laser facility was ap- proved for construction in 1996

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Future STEM Leaders Prepare for the National Science Bowl  

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Each year, students from across the country converge on Washington, DC, for the National Science Bowl, an intense academic competition that tests the students' knowledge in science, engineering, chemistry, math and Earth science. Follow one team, from Washington DC's Woodrow Wilson High School, as they prepare for and compete in the 2014 National Science Bowl.

Benjamin, Angela

2014-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Future STEM Leaders Prepare for the National Science Bowl  

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Each year, students from across the country converge on Washington, DC, for the National Science Bowl, an intense academic competition that tests the students' knowledge in science, engineering, chemistry, math and Earth science. Follow one team, from Washington DC's Woodrow Wilson High School, as they prepare for and compete in the 2014 National Science Bowl.

Benjamin, Angela

2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Science for Our Nation's Energy Future | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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DOE Announcements » Science for Our Nation's Energy Future DOE Announcements » Science for Our Nation's Energy Future Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) EFRCs Home Centers Research Science Highlights News & Events EFRC News EFRC Events DOE Announcements Publications Contact BES Home 11.18.10 Science for Our Nation's Energy Future Print Text Size: A A A Subscribe FeedbackShare Page May 25-27, 2011 :: Science for Our Nation's Energy Future, the inaugural Energy Frontier Research Centers Summit and Forum on May 25 - 27, 2011 at the Renaissance Penn Quarter Hotel in Washington, DC, will explore the challenges and opportunities in applying America's extraordinary scientific and technical resources to critical energy needs. It will highlight early successes of the Office of Science Energy Frontier Research Centers, and promote collaboration across the national energy enterprise.

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Impacts of meteorology-driven seed dispersal on plant migration : implications for future vegetation structure under changing climates  

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As the impacts among land cover change, future climates and ecosystems are expected to be substantial (e.g., Feddema et al., 2005), there are growing needs for improving the capability of simulating the dynamics of vegetation ...

Lee, Eunjee

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Influence on Climate Change of Differing Scenarios for Future Development Analyzed Using the MIT Integrated Global System Model  

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A wide variety of scenarios for future development have played significant roles in climate policy discussions. This paper presents projections of greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations, sea level rise due to thermal expansion ...

Prinn, Ronald G.

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Tropical coasts are highly vulnerable to climatic pressures, the future impacts of which are projected to propagate  

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Tropical coasts are highly vulnerable to climatic pressures, the future impacts of which are projected to propagate through the natural and human components of coastal systems. One single event (e the resilience of the whole system. Risks related to climate change are frequently examined in isolation through

Boyer, Edmond

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The Response of the Hadley Circulation to Climate Changes, Past and Future David Rind and Judith Perlwitz  

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The Response of the Hadley Circulation to Climate Changes, Past and Future David Rind and Judith the factors responsible for producing variations in Hadley Cell intensity and extent. The climate simulations. The results show that the Hadley Cell intensity is associated with the gradient in latent heat release from

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Globalization and the Future of the National Economy  

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Many observers are concerned that the growth of globalization will undermine and destroy national economies. For the past six years, Professor Suzanne Berger, the Raphael Dorman and Helen Starbuck Professor of Political ...

Boyd, James Patrick

2006-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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A new scenario framework for climate change research: background, process, and future directions  

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The scientific community is developing new integrated global, regional, and sectoral scenarios to facilitate interdisciplinary research and assessment to explore the range of possible future climates and related physical changes could pose to human and natural systems; how these could interact with social, economic, and environmental development pathways; the degree to which mitigation and adaptation policies can avoid and reduce those risks; the costs and benefits of various policy mixes; residual impacts under alternative pathways; and the relationship with sustainable development. This paper provides the background to, and process of, developing the conceptual framework for these scenarios, described in three other papers in this Special Issue (van Vuuren et al.; O'Neill et al.; Kriegler et al.). The paper also discusses research needs to further develop and apply this framework. The goal is to encourage climate change researchers from a broad range of perspectives and disciplines to work together to develop policy-relevant scenarios and explore the implications of different possible futures for the challenges and opportunities human and natural systems could face with increasing climate change.

Ebi, Kristie L.; Hallegatte, Stephane; Kram, Tom; Arnell, Nigel; Carter, Tim; Edmonds, James A.; Kriegler, Elmar; Mathur, Ritu; O'Neill, Brian; Riahi, Keywan; Winkler, Harald; Van Vuuren, Detlef; Zwickel, Timm

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93 Current projects Policy related and other Staff activities Climate change is subject of both national and  

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93 Current projects · Policy related and other Staff activities Climate change is subject of both national and international political debate and draws much attention of the general public. The Climate on Climate Change (FCCC) The Climate-Policy Support Unit provides scientific support to the Netherlands

Haak, Hein

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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change | Open...  

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to curb climate change.1 Contents 1 Council of Parties (COP) 2 Expert Group on Technology Transfer(EGTT) 2.1 Terms of reference of the expert group on technology transfer 3...

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Los Alamos National Laboratory Investigates Fenton Hill to Support Future Land Use  

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LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Supporting future land use for the U.S. Forest Service, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Corrective Actions Program (CAP) completed sampling soil at Fenton Hill in the Jemez Mountains this month.

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NSLS II: The Future National Synchrotron Light Source  

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2011 Call for Beamline Development Proposals 2011 Call for Beamline Development Proposals National Synchrotron Light Source II February 16, 2011 NSLS-II Rendering Critical Dates Call for proposal issued Thursday, February 17, 2011 Letter of Intent due Monday, March 28, 2011 (submitted LOIs) Beamline development workshops April-June 2011 Beamline proposal due Monday, July 25, 2011 Related Materials Proposal template NSLS-II Beamline Development Policy NSLS-II Source Properties NSLS-II User Access Policy Project Beamlines Background Beamline Information Approved Proposals From 2010 The National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), currently under construction at the U.S. Department of Energys Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, NY, is pleased to announce the 2011 Call for Beamline Development Proposals for experimental facilities to be implemented at NSLS-II.

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WHAT A SMART GRID MEANS TO OUR NATION'S FUTURE. | Department of Energy  

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A SMART GRID MEANS TO OUR NATION'S FUTURE. A SMART GRID MEANS TO OUR NATION'S FUTURE. WHAT A SMART GRID MEANS TO OUR NATION'S FUTURE. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is charged under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007) with modernizing the nation's electricity grid to improve its reliability and efficiency. As part of this effort, DOE is also responsible for increasing awareness of our nation's Smart Grid. Building upon The Smart Grid: An Introduction, a DOE-sponsored publication released in 2008 and available online at www.smartgrid.gov, this publication is one in a series of books designed to better acquaint discrete stakeholder groups with the promise and possibilities of the Smart Grid. Stakeholder groups include Utilities, Regulators, Policymakers, Technology Providers, Consumer

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NOAA, 2012 Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop, Climate Services for National Security Challenges: Abstract Submission  

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Challenges: Abstract Submission Presentation Title: Real-time Energy and Climate Simulations: Tools Lynmar Ave., Asheville NC 28804, apjones@climateinteractive.org Presentation Abstract: Under the United.org. #12;Two journal articles are currently under review on this work, one (on the model) at "Climatic

Miami, University of

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U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate...  

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really need renewable energy storage? Women in STEM: Making a Cleaner Future A hungry brain slurps up a kid's energy Bioenergy Documentary Thank You. Much Appreciated. F... more...

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The design, results and future development of the National Energy Strategy Environmental Analysis Model (NESEAM)  

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The National Energy Strategy Environmental Model (NESEAM) has been developed to project emissions for the National Energy Strategy (NES). Two scenarios were evaluated for the NES, a Current Policy Base Case and a NES Action Case. The results from the NES Actions Case project much lower emissions than the Current Policy Base Case. Future enhancements to NESEAM will focus on fuel cycle analysis, including future technologies and additional pollutants to model. NESEAM's flexibility will allow it to model other future legislative issues. 7 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

Fisher, R.E.; Boyd, G.A. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Breed, W.S. (USDOE Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Environmental Analysis)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: Sandia Co-Hosts "Climate Risk Forum...  

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of insuring a hydropower plant against drought and inability to meet demanded electricity. Pre-Hurricane "Swath" Analyses: The National Infrastructure Simulation and...

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Big Thicket National Preserve: Trails to the Future  

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of the Addition Act did not immediately transfer ownership of the land from timber companies to the National Park Service. Funds still had to be allocated to purchase the land. Completing the acquisition of these lands will cost an estimated $15 to $20... worked closely with an energy company in the region and had plans to apply for non-profit status. However, efforts began to slip and finally failed as funding decreased. Other efforts at improving the economic development in the Big Thicket region have...

Anderson, Luke; Allen, Chris; Elrod, Leah; Forbes, Melissa; Harbin, Hannah; Stromm, Diann

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An approach to designing a national climate service  

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...national, and global space scales. This information informs...winter, record construction levels), the lead...flooding, and reducing heating costs to consumers...natural gas and heating oil rather than...national, and global space scales. This...for the private sector to use government...

E. L. Miles; A. K. Snover; L. C. Whitely Binder; E. S. Sarachik; P. W. Mote; N. Mantua

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The grid of the future | Argonne National Laboratory  

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Video Video Argonne OutLoud: Renewing Our Grid - Power for the 21st Century By the Numbers 7% - Electricity lost in transmission in the U.S. 12% - U.S. energy generated from renewable energy 40% - CO2 emissions from electricity generation in the U.S. 11,496 - Kilowatt-hours used by an average American home in a year 37,290,374 - Smart meters in the U.S. in 2011 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration Did You Know? The electricity you're using right now was generated just a few seconds ago. Since June, the number of smart meters installed at homes and businesses has doubled to 10 million meters nationwide. The Department of Energy's goal is to install an additional 5.5 million by 2015. The grid of the future By Jared Sagoff * September 13, 2013 Tweet EmailPrint

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The near future availability of photovoltaic energy in Europe and Africa in climate-aerosol modeling experiments  

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Abstract The near future change in productivity of photovoltaic energy (PVE) in Europe and Africa is assessed by using the climate variables simulated by the ECHAM5-HAM aerosol-climate model, and a model for the performance of photovoltaic systems. The climate simulations are forced by green-house gases emissions from the IPCC SRES B2 scenario. In addition, different scenarios for future anthropogenic aerosols emissions are applied. Thus, the sensitivity of the future PVE productivity to changes in aerosol atmospheric burdens between 2000 and 2030 is analyzed. The analysis indicates that reductions in aerosols emissions in the near future result in an increase of global warming, and a significant response in surface solar radiation and associated PVE productivity. A statistically significant reduction in PVE productivity up to 7% is observed in eastern Europe and northern Africa, while a significant increase up to 10% is observed in western Europe and eastern Mediterranean. The changes in surface solar radiation and PVE productivity are related to global effects of aerosols reduction on the large scale circulation and associated cloud cover pattern, rather than to local effects on the atmospheric optical properties. PVE assessment is then discussed in the frame of the present situation and next decades evolution of the photovoltaic market, highlighting that the effects on productivity induced by industrial and public policies, and technological development are comparable to climate related effects. The presented results encourage the improvement and further use of climate models in assessment of future renewable energies availability.

Marco Gaetani; Thomas Huld; Elisabetta Vignati; Fabio Monforti-Ferrario; Alessandro Dosio; Frank Raes

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An approach to designing a national climate service  

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...for the CIG Federal level Bonneville Power Administration NOAA Fisheries Service NOAA...Wildlife Federation Northwest Power and Conservation Council News...National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Regional Integrated...

E. L. Miles; A. K. Snover; L. C. Whitely Binder; E. S. Sarachik; P. W. Mote; N. Mantua

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NSLS II: The Future National Synchrotron Light Source  

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Planning for Life Sciences at NSLS-II: A Chronology Planning for Life Sciences at NSLS-II: A Chronology Since 2007, through workshops, trips to Washington, white papers, and other activities, NSLS-II planners have been steadily mapping out what promises to be a rich life sciences research program at the new facility. July 17-18, 2007 - Brookhaven Lab hosts the first NSLS-II user workshop, which was attended by over 450 participants, including many members of the life sciences user community and representatives from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER). January 15-16, 2008 - A scientific strategic planning workshop at Brookhaven Lab marked the beginning of plans for life sciences research and beamlines at NSLS-II. The goal of this workshop was to generate a detailed white paper that presented a vision of Life Sciences research, beamlines, and facilities at NSLS-II and describes the path forward and timeline toward achieving this goal.

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INCT FOR CLIMATE CHANGE | 2009.2010 | ACTIVITY REPORT | BRAzIL National Institute of Science and  

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1 INCT FOR CLIMATE CHANGE | 2009.2010 | ACTIVITY REPORT | BRAzIL National Institute of Science and Technology for Climate Change December 2010 ISSN 2179-5754 #12;2 Overall coordination Carlos Programa FAPESP de Pesquisa sobre Mudanças Climáticas Globais Executive Board of INCT for Climate Change

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Regional Impacts of Climate Change and Atmospheric CO2 on Future Ocean Carbon Uptake: A Multimodel Linear Feedback Analysis  

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The increase in atmospheric CO2 over this century depends on the evolution of the oceanic air–sea CO2 uptake, which will be driven by the combined response to rising atmospheric CO2 itself and climate change. Here, the future oceanic CO2 uptake is ...

Tilla Roy; Laurent Bopp; Marion Gehlen; Birgit Schneider; Patricia Cadule; Thomas L. Frölicher; Joachim Segschneider; Jerry Tjiputra; Christoph Heinze; Fortunat Joos

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy efficiency, resilience to future climates and long-term sustainability: the role of the built environment  

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...energy, and carbon capture and storage. Someone bidding to research...heat exchangers can reduce waste when air and water leave buildings...infrastructure of energy, water, waste and other supplies and disposals...resilience to future climates and long-term sustainability: the role of...

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Hydropower'10 6th International Hydropower Conference, 13 February 2010, Troms, NORWAY Understanding Future Climate Impacts on Scotland's  

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Hydropower'10 ­ 6th International Hydropower Conference, 13 February 2010, Tromsø, NORWAY Understanding Future Climate Impacts on Scotland's Hydropower Resource Niall Duncan*, Gareth. P. Harrison and A energy by 2020. As hydropower currently makes up over 10% (1383 MW) of Scotland's installed generation

Harrison, Gareth

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Assessing "Dangerous Climate Change": Required Reduction of Carbon Emissions to Protect Young People, Future Generations and Nature  

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Assessing "Dangerous Climate Change": Required Reduction of Carbon Emissions to Protect Young high and would subject young people, future generations and nature to irreparable harm. Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel use must be reduced rapidly to avoid irreversible consequences

Hansen, James E.

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Berkeley Lab Earth Sciences Division - Research - Programs - Climate &  

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research > programs > climate_carbon_sciences research > programs > climate_carbon_sciences Climate & Carbon Sciences Program Research Areas The Carbon Cycle Better Models for Robust Climate Projection Climate Science for a Sustainable Energy Future Projects Contacts Facilities & Centers Publications Climate & Carbon Sciences Program Climate & Carbon Sciences Program The global carbon cycle strongly regulates earth's climate, while anthropogenic disturbance of the carbon cycle is the main cause of current and predicted climate change. At the same time, humans depend on the terrestrial carbon cycle for food, fiber, energy, and pharmaceuticals. The Climate and Carbon Sciences Program of the Earth Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encompasses both atmospheric and

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The Response of the Hadley Circulation to Climate Changes, Past and Future  

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A suite of altered climate experiments for the Paleocene, the last glacial maximum (LGM), and a 2 × CO2...climate were compared to assess the factors responsible for producing variations in Hadley cell intensity ...

David Rind; Judith Perlwitz

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EARTH'S CLIMATE SENSITIVITY WHAT IT MEANS  

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supply about 85% of the world's primary energy, and future use would not appear limited by availability climate change while meeting the world's future energy requirements. Key limits on determining climate on the emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere that are agreed to by the nations of the world. The increase

Schwartz, Stephen E.

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Ghana Goes for Green Growth: National Engagement on Climate Change | Open  

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Ghana Goes for Green Growth: National Engagement on Climate Change Ghana Goes for Green Growth: National Engagement on Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Ghana Goes for Green Growth: National Engagement on Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: Government of Ghana Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Background analysis Resource Type: Publications Website: www.ecn.nl/nl/home/ Country: Ghana UN Region: Western Africa Coordinates: 7.946527°, -1.023194° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":7.946527,"lon":-1.023194,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Workshop on The Nation's Needs for Isotopes: Present and Future | U.S.  

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Workshop Workshop on The Nation's Needs for Isotopes: Present and Future Nuclear Physics (NP) NP Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of NP Funding Opportunities Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) News & Resources Contact Information Nuclear Physics U.S. Department of Energy SC-26/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3613 F: (301) 903-3833 E: sc.np@science.doe.gov More Information » Isotope Development & Production for Research and Applications (IDPRA) Workshop on The Nation's Needs for Isotopes: Present and Future Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page August 5-7, 2008 Hilton Hotel, Rockville, MD Sponsored by the Department of Energy Office of Science for Nuclear Physics and Office of Nuclear Energy

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Climate change and climate variability affect all regions of the world. U.S. vulnerability to the changes and variations are not only dependent on changes within the U.S. but also on  

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OVERVIEW Climate change and climate variability affect all regions of the world. U.S. vulnerability, it is important to assess emerging threats to national security due to climate change far into the future. Having with national security establish practical responses to climate change and extreme weather events

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Energy and Climate Change: 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment  

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The 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: Energy and Climate Change will develop and advance partnerships that focus on transitioning the world to a new ...

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Lagrangian Modeling at Sandia National Laboratories: Current Status and Future Directions  

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Lagrangian Modeling at Sandia National Laboratories: Lagrangian Modeling at Sandia National Laboratories: Current Status and Future Directions A. C. Robinson, * Martin W. Heinstein, * Guglielmo Scovazzi * * Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, 87185 Efficient Lagrangian methodologies for quadrilaterals and hexahedral meshes have been available for a number of years. Mesh generation issues for complex three-dimensional geometries can, however, be a severe limiting factor. Mesh generation for triangular and tetrahedral meshes is readily available, but solid mechanics discretizations on these meshes are not so well established because of problems with locking. We review a relatively new node-based uniform strain element as well as an SUPG stabilized formulation that hold promise for effective simulations

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Attributing climate variations: Part of an information system for the future  

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: on environment, human activities and sectors such as agriculture, energy, fisheries, water resources, etc Climate Conference 3, Geneva, Sept 2009 · Ocean Obs 09, Venice, Sept 2009 #12;

Hurrell, James

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climate change | OpenEI Community  

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climate change climate change Home Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(1992) Super contributor 18 January, 2013 - 15:46 U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate Assessment" report for United States climate change drought OpenEI sea level rise temperatures U.S. Global Climate Change program The U.S. Global Change Research Program, established under the Department of Commerce in 2010, and partnered with NOAA, released an extensive National Climate Assessment report, projecting future climate changes in the United States under different scenarios. The 1,200 page report highlights some rather grim findings about the future of climate change. Here are 5 of the more disconcerting graphics from the report: 1. U.S. Average Temperatures Syndicate content

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Climate adaptation planning in practice: an evaluation of adaptation plans from three developed nations  

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Formal planning for climate change adaptation is emerging rapidly at a range of geo-political scales. This first generation of adaptation plans provides useful information regarding how institutions are framing the issue of adaptation and the range of processes that are recognized as being part of an adaptation response. To better understand adaptation planning among developed nations, a set of 57 adaptation plans from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States was evaluated against a suite of 19 planning processes identified from existing guidance instruments for adaptation planning. Total scores among evaluated plans ranged from 16% of the maximum possible score to 61%, with an average of 37%. These results suggest adaptation plans are largely under-developed. Critical weaknesses in adaptation planning are related to limited consideration for non-climatic factors as well as neglect for issues of adaptive capacity including entitlements to various forms of capital needed for effective adaptation. Such gaps in planning suggest there are opportunities for institutions to make better use of existing guidance for adaptation planning and the need to consider the broader governance context in which adaptation will occur. In addition, the adaptation options prescribed by adaptation plans reflect a preferential bias toward low-risk capacity-building (72% of identified options) over the delivery of specific actions to reduce vulnerability. To the extent these findings are representative of the state of developed nation adaptation planning, there appear to be significant deficiencies in climate change preparedness, even among those nations often assumed to have the greatest adaptive capacity.

Preston, Benjamin L [ORNL; Westaway, Richard M. [IMS Consulting, Bristol, Avon, England; Yuen, Emma J. [CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship, Aspendale, Vic, Australia

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NETL: News Release - DOE Selects 5 New Projects to Bolster Nation's Future  

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September 5, 2000 September 5, 2000 DOE Selects 5 New Projects to Bolster Nation's Future Natural Gas Supplies With "deeper and denser" likely to become the axiom for tomorrow's natural gas producers, the Department of Energy is adding five new projects to its natural gas research program. For three of the projects, the target is natural gas buried under extremely hard rock formations, trapped in gas hydrates on the ocean floor, and in remote regions of the Arctic. The other two explore ways to keep low-volume "stripper" gas wells flowing and to boost the amount of "working gas" stored in salt caverns. The projects are the latest to be selected from a broad-ranging competition conducted for the Energy Department's Office of Fossil Energy by the National Energy Technology Laboratory. The five projects have a total value approaching $7 million, $4.7 million of which will be the federal government's share.

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Projecting the range of potential future climate change as an aid in the assessment of the effectiveness of the Hanford Site Permanent Isolation Barrier  

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The Hanford Site Permanent Isolation Barrier Development Program was organized to develop an in-place disposal capability for low-level nuclear waste for the US Department of Energy at the Hanford Site in south-eastern Washington. Layered earthen and engineered barriers are being developed by Westinghouse Hanford Company and the Pacific Northwest Laboratory that will function in what is presently a semiarid environment (annual precipitation 150 mm) for at least 1,000 yr by limiting the infiltration of water through the waste. The Long-Term Climate Change Task is one of several key barrier tasks. Based on the recommendation of a panel of internationally recognized climate and modeling experts, climatic data for this task is being acquired in a step-wise and multi-disciplinary manner. The specific research strategy includes literature review and specialized studies to obtain pollen-derived climatic reconstruction, documented historic weather patterns, and Global Circulation Model output of potential future climate changes related to both the greenhouse effect and the cycling into the next ice age. The specific goals of the task are to: (1) obtain defensible probabilistic projections of the long-term climate variability in the Hanford Site region at many different time scales into the future, (2) develop several test case climate scenarios that bracket the range of potential future climate, and (3) use the climate scenarios both to test and to model protective barrier performance.

Petersen, K.L.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints and potentials of future irrigation water availability on agricultural production under climate change  

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...CO2 fertilization effects are accounted for or 1...solution to high fuel prices, energy security...adverse climatic change effects (5, 6). However...the model specific average 1980–2010 baseline...with and without the effects of increasing [CO...

Joshua Elliott; Delphine Deryng; Christoph Müller; Katja Frieler; Markus Konzmann; Dieter Gerten; Michael Glotter; Martina Flörke; Yoshihide Wada; Neil Best; Stephanie Eisner; Balázs M. Fekete; Christian Folberth; Ian Foster; Simon N. Gosling; Ingjerd Haddeland; Nikolay Khabarov; Fulco Ludwig; Yoshimitsu Masaki; Stefan Olin; Cynthia Rosenzweig; Alex C. Ruane; Yusuke Satoh; Erwin Schmid; Tobias Stacke; Qiuhong Tang; Dominik Wisser

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Natural Systems & Climate Change: Strategies for Our Future Background and Discussion Questions for Attendees  

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of climate change, by protecting air and water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, and many other important) emissions while also cleaning California's air and water, supporting local jobs, building resilience and what changes has that produced or are you anticipating? If not, do you have plans to? Panel Two

California at Davis, University of

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The risk of buildings overheating in a low-carbon climate change future  

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. The tool converts a single dynamic simulation output into many hundreds of simulation results at hourly resolution for equally-probable climates from the UKCP09 weather generator. The result is a population of outcomes for the performance of a specific...

Banfill, P.F.G.; Jenkins, D.P.; Patidar, S.; Gul, M.; Menzies, G.F.; Gibson, G.J.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The future of terrestrial mammals in the Mediterranean basin under climate change  

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population density in the last 50 years have been dramatic [13,14], with both positive and negative Spain and North Africa). Existing protected areas (PAs) will probably be strongly influenced by climate change, with most PAs in Africa, the Middle East and Spain losing a substantial number of species

Zimmermann, Niklaus E.

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Climate Vision: Presidential Statements  

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at United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's at United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's Climate Change Summit United Nations Headquarters New York, New York September 22, 2009 (Read the White House Press page.) PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you very much. Good morning. I want to thank the Secretary General for organizing this summit, and all the leaders who are participating. That so many of us are here today is a recognition that the threat from climate change is serious, it is urgent, and it is growing. Our generation's response to this challenge will be judged by history, for if we fail to meet it -- boldly, swiftly, and together -- we risk consigning future generations to an irreversible catastrophe. No nation, however large or small, wealthy or poor, can escape the impact of climate change. Rising sea levels threaten every coastline. More

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Transportation Energy Futures: Project Overview and Findings (Presentation), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Transportation currently accounts for 71% of total U.S. petroleum use and 33% of the Transportation currently accounts for 71% of total U.S. petroleum use and 33% of the nation's total carbon emissions. Energy-efficient transportation strategies and renewable fuels have the potential to simultaneously reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Transportation Energy Futures (TEF) project examines how a combination of multiple strategies could achieve deep reductions in petroleum use and GHG emissions. The project's primary objective is to help inform domestic decisions about transportation energy strategies, priorities, and investments, with an emphasis on underexplored opportunities related to energy efficiency

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Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future  

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U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu addresses the U.S. Center in Cancun on the need to build a sustainable energy future as part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP-16. In his...

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NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE | VOL 1 | APRIL 2011 | www.nature.com/natureclimatechange 35 n many nations, much of the public has long recognized the  

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NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE | VOL 1 | APRIL 2011 | www.nature.com/natureclimatechange 35 I n many nations, much of the public has long recognized the potential gravity of climate change1,2 . Nonetheless, few, they should not lead climate scientists to conclude that communication is hopeless. Doing so would represent

Fischhoff, Baruch

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ENSO anomalies over the Western United States: present and future patterns in regional climate simulations  

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Surface temperature, precipitation, specific humidity and wind anomalies associated with the warm and cold phases of ENSO simulated by WRF and HadRM are examined for the present and future decades. WRF is driven by ECHAM5 and CCSM3, respectively, and HadRM is driven by HadCM3. For the current decades, all simulations show some capability in resolving the observed warm-dry and coolwet teleconnection patterns over the PNW and the Southwest U.S. for warm and cold ENSO. Differences in the regional simulations originate primarily from the respective driving fields. For the future decades, the warm-dry and cool-wet teleconnection patterns in association with ENSO are still represented in ECHAM5-WRF and HadRM. However, there are indications of changes in the ENSO teleconnection patterns for CCSM3-WRF in the future, with wet anomalies dominating in the PNW and the Southwest U.S. for both warm and cold ENSO, in contrast to the canonical patterns of precipitation anomalies. Interaction of anomalous wind flow with local terrain plays a critical role in the generation of anomalous precipitation over the western U.S. Anomalous dry conditions are always associated with anomalous airflow that runs parallel to local mountains and wet conditions with airflow that runs perpendicular to local mountains. Future changes in temperature and precipitation associated with the ENSO events in the regional simulations indicate varying responses depending on the variables examined as well as depending on the phase of ENSO.

Zhang, Yongxin; Qian, Yun; Duliere, Valerie; Salathe, E.; Leung, Lai-Yung R.

2012-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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National climate change action plans: Interim report for developing and transition countries  

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Under its Support for National Action Plans (SNAP) initiative, the U.S. Country Studies Program is providing financial and technical assistance to 18 countries for the development of climate change action plans. Although most of the countries have not yet completed their plans, the important lessons learned thus far are valuable and should be shared with other countries and international institutions that have an interest in the process of action plan development. This interim report describes the experience of 11 countries that are the furthest along in their planning activity and who have offered to share their results to date with the larger community of interested nations. These action plans delineate specific mitigation and adaptation measures that the countries will implement and integrate into their ongoing development programs. This report focuses on the measures the countries have selected and the methods they used to prepare their action plans. This executive summary presents key lessons and common themes using a structure similar to that used in the individual country chapters.

Benioff, R.; Ness, E.; Hirst, J. [eds.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Wetlands Inventory Draft Strategic Plan  

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National Wetlands Inventory Draft Strategic Plan: Conserving America's Wetlands for Future America's Wetlands for Future Generations Cover Photo: Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, on Virginia's Chesapeake Bay, showing combined climate change and other impacts on wetlands, with dead or dying trees from

Gray, Matthew

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CLIMATE CHANGE Businesses see opportunity in adaptation, report finds  

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Companies that are able to adapt to climate change will gain a competitive business advantage in the future, according to a new report prepared by the United Nations Global Compact, a corporate network committed to social and environmental goals, in ...

MARC REISCH

2011-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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ENSO Anomalies over the Western United States: Present and Future Patterns in Regional Climate Simulations  

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and wind anomalies associated with the warm and cold phases of ENSO simulated by WRF and HadRM are examined. Interaction of anomalous wind flow with local terrain plays a critical role in the generation of anomalous for the present and future decades. WRF is driven by ECHAM5 and CCSM3, respectively, and HadRM is driven by HadCM3

Salathé Jr., Eric P.

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55Environmental futures research: experiences, approaches, and opportunities GTR-NRS-P-107 LINKING GLOBAL SCENARIOS TO NATIONAL ASSESSMENTS  

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and trends in domestic natural resources. The 2010 RPA Assessment is framed around a set of future scenarios of natural resources broadened to include both ecological and socioeconomic values, the RPA Assessment GLOBAL SCENARIOS TO NATIONAL ASSESSMENTS: EXPERIENCES FROM THE RESOURCES PLANNING ACT (RPA) ASSESSMENT

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Sub-national TIMES model for analyzing regional future use of Biomass and Biofuels in France and  

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1 Sub-national TIMES model for analyzing regional future use of Biomass and Biofuels in France Introduction Renewable energy sources such as biomass and biofuels are increasingly being seen as important of biofuels on the final consumption of energy in transport should be 10%. The long-term target is to reduce

Boyer, Edmond

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Hydrogen Technologies and Systems Center is Helping to Facilitate the Transition to a New Energy Future  

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The Hydrogen Technologies and Systems Center (HTSC) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) uses a systems engineering and integration approach to hydrogen research and development to help the United States make the transition to a new energy future - a future built on diverse and abundant domestic renewable resources and integrated hydrogen systems. Research focuses on renewable hydrogen production, delivery, and storage; fuel cells and fuel cell manufacturing; technology validation; safety, codes, and standards; analysis; education; and market transformation. Hydrogen can be used in fuel cells to power vehicles and to provide electricity and heat for homes and offices. This flexibility, combined with our increasing demand for energy, opens the door for hydrogen power systems. HTSC collaborates with DOE, other government agencies, industry, communities, universities, national laboratories, and other stakeholders to promote a clean and secure energy future.

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National Nanotechnology Initiative's Signature Initiative Sustainable Nanomanufacturing: Creating the Industries of the Future  

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Presentation for the Sustainable Nanomaterials Workshop by National Nanotechnology Coordination Office held on June 26, 2012

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Integrated Science and Computing Support for National Climate Service PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Thomas J. Wilbanks  

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Climate Office PROJECT DESCRIPTION The purpose of this project is to begin the development in coastal areas. More specifically, this project is intended to (a) link advanced computing with climate and technology (S&T), not only regarding climate data and projections but also regarding informatics, visu

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Global air quality and climate  

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Chemistry and Climate Model Intercomparison Project (ACCMIP;of chemistry–climate models with RCP emissions thus projectto project air quality responses to future climate change

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

July 30, 2013 July 30, 2013 Secretary Moniz Speaks on Future of Fossil Energy Watch the video of Secretary Moniz speaking to NETL employees about how the clean energy technologies developed by our National Labs are helping combat climate change. July 29, 2013 Excerpts of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz's Remarks at National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown On Monday, July 29, 2013, Secretary Moniz will visit the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown, W. Va. July 10, 2013 Climate Vulnerabilities July 3, 2013 EERE Announces Next Steps on President's Climate Action Plan On Friday, June 28, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy hosted a webinar on the energy efficiency aspects of the President's Climate Action Plan. Rick Duke, Associate

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Climate Vision: Presidential Statements  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Remarks by the President at Major Economies Meeting on Energy Security and Remarks by the President at Major Economies Meeting on Energy Security and Climate Change September 28, 2007 THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Thank you. Welcome to the State Department. I'm honored to address this historic meeting on energy security and climate change. And I appreciate you all being here. Energy security and climate change are two of the great challenges of our time. The United States takes these challenges seriously. The world's response will help shape the future of the global economy and the condition of our environment for future generations. The nations in this room have special responsibilities. We represent the world's major economies, we are major users of energy, and we have the resources and knowledge base to develop clean energy technologies.

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Climate change cripples forests  

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Climate Change Cripples Forests Climate change cripples forests A team of scientists concluded that in the warmer and drier Southwest of the near future, widespread tree mortality...

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Climate change cripples forests  

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Climate change cripples forests Climate change cripples forests A team of scientists concluded that in the warmer and drier Southwest of the near future, widespread tree mortality...

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Corporate Climate Change Adaptation.  

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?? On-going and future climate change is universally acknowledged. Climate changeincorporating global mean temperature rise, impacts on global hydrology and ecosystems willaffect human society and… (more)

Herbertsson, Nicole

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear dependence| The Russian Federation's future reliance on nuclear weapons for national security.  

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?? The Russian Federation's reliance on nuclear weapons for national security will steadily increase over time. Based on current evidence and historical data, the Russian… (more)

Lukszo, Adam J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Forward Thinking: Women-led Team Plans for National Labs' Future...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Clean Energy Careers Robin Goldstone is a computer scientist working in the High Performance Computing (HPC) division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Women @...

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Workshop report - Bridging the Climate Information held at Argonne National Laboratory September 29, 1999  

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In a recent report entitled The Regional Impacts of Climate Change it was concluded that the technological capacity to adapt to climate change is likely to be readily available in North America, but its application will be realized only if the necessary information is available (sufficiently far in advance in relation to the planning horizons and lifetimes of investments) and the institutional and financial capacity to manage change exists. The report also acknowledged that one of the key factors that limit the ability to understand the vulnerability of subregions of North America to climate change, and to develop and implement adaptive strategies to reduce that vulnerability, is the lack of accurate regional projections of climate change, including extreme events. In particular, scientists need to account for the physical-geographic characteristics (e.g., the Great Lakes, coastlines, and mountain ranges) that play a significant role in the North America climate and also need to consider the feedback between the biosphere and atmosphere.

Taylor, J.

2000-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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SFCD Environmental Assessment for Future Development on the South Federal Campus, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington  

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Draft Environmental Assessment Environmental Assessment for Future Development on the South Federal Campus, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington U.S. Department of Energy Pacific Northwest Site Office Richland, Washington 99352 May 2013 DOE/EA-1958 U.S. Department of Energy DRAFT This page intentionally left blank. Environmental Assessment May 2013 DOE/EA-1958 U.S. Department of Energy DRAFT Summary The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a multi-program U.S. Department of Energy- Office of Science (DOE-SC) national laboratory conducting research to meet DOE strategic objectives. To enable continued research support, DOE-SC is proposing to construct new facilities and infrastructure

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SFCD Environmental Assessment for Future Development on the South Federal Campus, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington  

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Environmental Assessment Environmental Assessment for Future Development in Proximity to the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington U.S. Department of Energy Pacific Northwest Site Office Richland, Washington 99352 July 2013 U.S. Department of Energy DOE/EA-1958 This page intentionally left blank. Environmental Assessment July 2013 U.S. Department of Energy DOE/EA-1958 Summary The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a multi-program U.S. Department of Energy- Office of Science (DOE-SC) national laboratory conducting research to meet DOE strategic objectives. To enable continued research support, DOE-SC is proposing to construct new facilities and infrastructure

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Realizing a Clean Energy Future: Highlights of NREL Analysis (Brochure), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Realizing a Clean Energy Future 2 Table of Contents Profound Energy System Transformation is Underway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Our Contributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 A Clean Energy Future Has Arrived . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Renewable Industry Continues to Grow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Renewable Energy Technical Potential is Enormous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Comprehensive Studies Validate Opportunity for U .S . Renewables to Provide Clean Electricity and Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Realizing Clean Energy's Potential: Challenge and Opportunity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Renewables and Natural

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The National Ignition Facility: The Path to a Carbon-Free Energy Future  

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The National Ignition Facility (NIF), the world's largest and most energetic laser system, is now operational at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The NIF will enable exploration of scientific problems in national strategic security, basic science and fusion energy. One of the early NIF goals centers on achieving laboratory-scale thermonuclear ignition and energy gain, demonstrating the feasibility of laser fusion as a viable source of clean, carbon-free energy. This talk will discuss the precision technology and engineering challenges of building the NIF and those we must overcome to make fusion energy a commercial reality.

Stolz, C J

2011-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Hawaii-bound in search of global climate data | Argonne National Laboratory  

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Hawaii-bound in search of global climate data Hawaii-bound in search of global climate data By Brian Grabowski * September 13, 2013 Tweet EmailPrint While the idea of a cruise to Hawaii may sound like paradise, making that same journey 25 times back and forth in a year might start to lose its appeal. But for a climate data-gathering machine called AMF2, perched aboard the ship, every trip is a chance to gather more data that is critical to understanding the Pacific Ocean's role in the global climate. The machine is the Department of Energy's second Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) mobile facility, operated and managed by Argonne scientists. It carries a suite of instruments to measure properties of clouds, the ocean, precipitation, aerosols, and radiation. Over the summer of 2013, the AMF2 traveled back and forth between Hawaii and Los Angeles,

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Climate regulation of humid tropical hydrology BHS 10th National Hydrology Symposium, Exeter, 2008  

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might influence tropical water resources. Introduction The humid tropics can be defined as the global, Bangladesh, and most of South-east Asia (Fosberg et al., 1961). Its climate contains distinctive dynamics

Chappell, Nick A

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Fourth National Research Conference on Climate Change Indian Institute of Technology Madras  

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in the areas of climate science, impacts, mitigation, adaptation, disaster risk reduction and renewable energy on renewable energy. This event, the fourth in the series, intends to nurture and enhance a dedicated network

Srinivasan, N.

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Climate Modeling using High-Performance Computing  

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The Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC) and the LLNL Climate and Carbon Science Group of Energy and Environment (E and E) are working together to improve predictions of future climate by applying the best available computational methods and computer resources to this problem. Over the last decade, researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have developed a number of climate models that provide state-of-the-art simulations on a wide variety of massively parallel computers. We are now developing and applying a second generation of high-performance climate models. Through the addition of relevant physical processes, we are developing an earth systems modeling capability as well.

Mirin, A A

2007-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A Guidebook for  

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Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A Guidebook for Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A Guidebook for Sub-national Planners Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A Guidebook for Sub-national Planners Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.beta.undp.org/content/dam/aplaws/publication/en/publications/envir Language: English Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A Guidebook for Sub-national Planners Screenshot This guidebook assists planners working at the sub-national levels to identify and map the nature of current and future vulnerability to long-term climate change so that appropriate policies and intervention can

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United States v. Jicarilla Apache Nation: Its Importance and Potential Future Ramifications  

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This brief article considers the potential implications of the United States Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Jicarilla Apache Nation. The case differs procedurally from most cases decided by the U.S. Supreme ...

Kronk, Elizabeth Ann

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recommendations for future low-level and mixed waste management practices at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

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This report describes recommendations concerning the management of low-level radioactive wastes and mixtures at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Performance assessments, characterization, site disposal design, shipment, and storage are discussed.

Jennrich, E.A.; Klein, R.B.; Murphy, E.S.; Shuman, R. (Rogers and Associates Engineering Corp., Salt Lake City, UT (United States)); Hickman, W.W.; Rutz, A.C.; Uhl, D.L. (Wastren, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States))

1989-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth'future climate  

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...lesser degree over northeastern Canada and the eastern USA (Hurrell...stratosphere. These particles reflect solar radiation and have a lifetime...greenhouse effect) and changing solar output. The effect of changes...land use. By blocking incoming solar energy, these aerosols act...

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Options for National Parks and Reserves for Adapting to Climate Change  

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the transition to ecosystem-based management of the Greattransition toward sustainability. National Academy Press, Washington, DC Environmental Management (

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Global Climate Change program | OpenEI Community  

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U.S. Global Climate Change program U.S. Global Climate Change program Home Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(1992) Super contributor 18 January, 2013 - 15:46 U.S. Global Change Research Program publishes "National Climate Assessment" report for United States climate change drought OpenEI sea level rise temperatures U.S. Global Climate Change program The U.S. Global Change Research Program, established under the Department of Commerce in 2010, and partnered with NOAA, released an extensive National Climate Assessment report, projecting future climate changes in the United States under different scenarios. The 1,200 page report highlights some rather grim findings about the future of climate change. Here are 5 of the more disconcerting graphics from the report: 1. U.S. Average Temperatures

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Energy efficiency, resilience to future climates and long-term sustainability: the role of the built environment  

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...climate resilience and sustainable consumption will be...we want to be. The real problem is that there...funded to get their own estates to the 2050 targets...efficiency and a move towards sustainable consumption by 2035...climate change and sustainable consumption will be...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Projected climate regime shift under future global warming from multi-model, multi-scenario CMIP5 simulations  

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Abstract This study examined shifts in climate regimes over the global land area using the Köppen–Trewartha (K–T) climate classification by analyzing observations during 1900–2010, and simulations during 1900–2100 from twenty global climate models participating in Phase 5 of the Coupled Model Inter-comparison Project (CMIP5). Under the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Representative Concentration Pathways 8.5 (RCP8.5) scenario, the models projected a 3°–10 °C warming in annual temperature over the global land area by the end of the twenty-first century, with strong (moderate) warming in the high (middle) latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere and weaker warming in the tropics and the Southern Hemisphere. The projected changes in precipitation vary considerably in space and present greater uncertainties among the models. Overall, the models are consistent in projecting increasing precipitation over the high-latitude of the Northern Hemisphere, and reduced precipitation in the Mediterranean, southwestern North America, northern and southern Africa and Australia. Based on the projected changes in temperature and precipitation, the K–T climate types would shift toward warmer and drier climate types from the current climate distribution. Regions of temperate, tropical and dry climate types are projected to expand, while regions of polar, sub-polar and subtropical climate types are projected to contract. The magnitudes of the projected changes are stronger in the RCP8.5 scenario than the low emission scenario RCP4.5. On average, the climate types in 31.4% and 46.3% of the global land area are projected to change by the end of the twenty-first century under RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 scenarios, respectively. Further analysis suggests that changes in precipitation played a slightly more important role in causing shifts of climate type during the twentieth century. However, the projected changes in temperature play an increasingly important role and dominate shifts in climate type when the warming becomes more pronounced in the twenty-first century.

Song Feng; Qi Hu; Wei Huang; Chang-Hoi Ho; Ruopu Li; Zhenghong Tang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainty in climate sensitivity: Causes, consequences, challenges Stephen E. Schwartz*  

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2008 DOI: 10.1039/b810350j Fossil fuels supply about 85% of the world's primary energy, and future use that are agreed to by the nations of the world. The increase in atmospheric CO2 over the past 200 years, mainly the ability to effectively formulate strategies to limit climate change while meeting the world's future

Schwartz, Stephen E.

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Future Air Pollution in Europe from a Multi-physics Ensemble of Climate Change-Air Quality Projections  

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This work conducts a multi-physics ensemble of air quality projections in order to elucidate the spreads and uncertainties behind the election of the physical parameterizations in the regional climate models. ...

Pedro Jiménez-Guerrero; Sonia Jerez…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential influence of climate-induced vegetation shifts on future land use and associated land carbon fluxes in Northern Eurasia  

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Climate change will alter ecosystem metabolism and may lead to a redistribution of vegetation and changes in fire regimes in Northern Eurasia over the 21st century. Land management decisions will interact with these ...

Kicklighter, D W

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Testing the Performance of Tropical Cyclone Genesis Indices in Future Climates Using the HiRAM Model  

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Tropical cyclone genesis indices (TCGIs) are functions of the large-scale environment that are designed to be proxies for the probability of tropical cyclone (TC) genesis. While the performance of TCGIs in the current climate can be assessed by ...

Suzana J. Camargo; Michael K. Tippett; Adam H. Sobel; Gabriel A. Vecchi; Ming Zhao

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicted change in global secondary organic aerosol concentrations in response to future climate, emissions, and land use change  

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The sensitivity of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) concentration to changes in climate and emissions is investigated using a coupled global atmosphere-land model driven by the year 2100 IPCC A1B scenario predictions. The ...

Heald, C. L.; Henze, D. K.; Horowitz, L. W.; Feddema, Johannes J.; Lamarque, J. F.; Guenther, A.; Hess, P. G.; Vitt, F.; Seinfeld, J. H.; Goldstein, A. H.; Fung, I.

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Mag_27JUN2013_ms07022013.indd  

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CLIMATE CLIMATE AND IMPACT RESEARCH at Los Alamos National Laboratory Climate Research and National Security Los Alamos National Laboratory is truly a national security science laboratory, tackling some of the world's most challenging science and engineering issues. We are interested in the potential future impacts of climate change on global security, such as the coastal e ects of sea level rise, increased number of extreme storms, and the consequences of extensive regional tree mortality. Gaining a better understanding of the forces behind global climate change-how these forces operate, how they may a ect us, and how we might mitigate their negative impacts-brings together biologists, physicists, mathematicians, geologists, electrical engineers, computer

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Responses of rice yield, irrigation water requirement and water use efficiency to climate change in China: Historical simulation and future projections  

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Abstract Rice is one of most important crops in China, accounting for approximately 18% of total cultivated area. Rice productivity is significantly affected by undergoing climate change and vulnerable with water stress. Therefore, investigating the responses of rice growth and water resources utilization to more pronounced climate change is of great importance for water resources planning and management in terms of maintaining the ecosystem integrity and ensuring the food security. In this study, the changes of rice yield, water consumption (ET), irrigation water requirement (IWR), water use efficiency (WUE) and irrigation water use efficiency (IWUE) from 1961 to 2010 in three typical sites (Kunshan and Nanjing in the Yangtze River Basin, and Kaifeng in the Yellow River Basin) in rice plantation region of China were evaluated by means of validated rice crop model ORYZA2000. Their responses to future climate scenarios of 21 century were investigated by driving ORYZA2000 with downscaling climatic data from HadCM3 (Hadley Centre Coupled Model version 3) under A2 and B2 emission scenarios with the help of a statistical downscaling method (SDSM). The results exhibit a significant decline in rice yield was identified by 49.3 kg ha?1, 32.0 kg ha?1 and 45.8 kg ha?1 for Kunshan station, Nanjing station and Kaifeng station, respectively, in the past 50 years due to obviously shortened rice growth duration (0.20 day a?1, 0.15 day a?1 and 0.27 day a?1, respectively). While changes of ET and IWE were different for three stations representing by significant increase of ET and IWE in Kunshan, non-significant increase in Nanjing and significant decrease in Kaifeng. Whereas accompanying production reduction, simulated WUE and IWUE for three stations all presented significant deceasing trends ranging from 0.06 kg ha?1 mm?1 to 0.16 kg ha?1 mm?1. The future projection results under IPCC SRES A2 and B2 emission scenarios indicated the generally negative effect of climate warming to rice yield (maximum by ?18.9% decline in 2090s in Kunshan) during the 21 century due to remarkable shortened growth period, resulting in generally depressed WUE and IWUE, although there would be the distinct response of the ET and IWR to future climate change for the three stations. Meanwhile, the increase of CO2 concentration under future climate is beneficial to raise the rice yield, alleviate crop water consumption and irrigation water requirements and improve the water use efficiencies of rice in a certain degree. Further works should be carried out to capture simulation uncertainties in climate change impact assessment with consideration of interactions among anthropogenic activities, environmental and biological factors.

Weiguang Wang; Zhongbo Yu; Wei Zhang; Quanxi Shao; Yiwei Zhang; Yufeng Luo; Xiyun Jiao; Junzeng Xu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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B&W Y-12 scholarships support local future innovators | Y-12 National  

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scholarships ... scholarships ... B&W Y-12 scholarships support local future innovators Posted: November 13, 2012 - 3:00pm B&W Y-12 Commercialization manager Jeremy Benton chats with STEM Scholarship winners Sara Lemmonds and Wes Jenkins about Y-12's opportunities for students pursuing a degree in one of the STEM fields of study. In its ongoing support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, B&W Y-12 recently awarded $5,000 in scholarships split between Roane State Community College freshmen Wes Jenkins and Sara Lemmonds. Recipients of the B&W Y-12 STEM Scholarship must be full-time students at Roane State pursuing a degree in one of the STEM fields of study. Jenkins is a Harriman High School graduate and plans to major in biology. Lemmonds

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Climate Change and San Francisco Bay-Delta Tidal Wetlands  

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National Institute for Climate Change Research, Coastalcontext of predicted climate change. Madroño 54(3):234–248.MD. 2005. From climate-change spaghetti to climate-change

Parker, V. Thomas; Callaway, John C.; Schile, Lisa M.; Vasey, Michael C.; Herbert, Ellen R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reducing Our Carbon Footprint: Frontiers in Climate Forecasting (LBNL Science at the Theater)  

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Bill Collins directs Berkeley Lab's research dedicated to atmospheric and climate science. Previously, he headed the development of one of the leading climate models used in international studies of global warming. His work has confirmed that man-made greenhouse gases are probably the main culprits of recent warming and future warming poses very real challenges for the environment and society. A lead author of the most recent assessment of the science of climate change by the United Nations' Integovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Collins wants to create a new kind of climate model, one that will integrate cutting-edge climate science with accurate predictions people can use to plan their lives

Collins, Bill

2011-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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California's water futures: How water conservation and varying Delta exports affect water supply in the face of climate change  

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. This thesis uses an integrated statewide hydro-economic model to examine the water supply and cost desalination, and expanded water recycling. Results indicate that, depending on climate and Delta export with urban conservation, because it is so rarely used. Recycled water and desalination are expanded primarily

Lund, Jay R.

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Idaho National Laboratory/Nuclear Power Industry Strategic Plan for Light Water Reactor Research and Development An Industry-Government Partnership to Address Climate Change and Energy Security  

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The dual issues of energy security and climate change mitigation are driving a renewed debate over how to best provide safe, secure, reliable and environmentally responsible electricity to our nation. The combination of growing energy demand and aging electricity generation infrastructure suggests major new capacity additions will be required in the years ahead.

Electric Power Research

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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USVI Energy Road Map: Charting the Course to a Clean Energy Future (Brochure), EDIN (Energy Development in Island Nations), U.S. Virgin Islands  

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USVI Energy Road Map Charting the Course to a Clean Energy Future EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations U.S. Virgin Islands EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations U.S. Virgin Islands EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations U.S. Virgin Islands EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations 1 USVI Energy Road Map Energy transformation. It's an enormous undertaking. One that has been discussed for decades. Debated hotly. Pursued intermittently. And supported halfheartedly in response to various short-lived crises. Until now. Today, the need to move beyond the status quo is driven not by "doom-and-gloom" predictions but by realities on the ground. The global economy is under constant threat as

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USVI Energy Road Map: Charting the Course to a Clean Energy Future (Brochure), EDIN (Energy Development in Island Nations), U.S. Virgin Islands  

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USVI Energy Road Map Charting the Course to a Clean Energy Future EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations U.S. Virgin Islands EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations U.S. Virgin Islands EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations U.S. Virgin Islands EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations EDIN Energy Development in Island Nations 1 USVI Energy Road Map Energy transformation. It's an enormous undertaking. One that has been discussed for decades. Debated hotly. Pursued intermittently. And supported halfheartedly in response to various short-lived crises. Until now. Today, the need to move beyond the status quo is driven not by "doom-and-gloom" predictions but by realities on the ground. The global economy is under constant threat as

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Nuclear and Particle Futures  

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Nuclear and Particle Futures Nuclear and Particle Futures The Lab's four Science Pillars harness capabilities for solutions to threats- on national and global scales. Contacts...

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Superlakes, Megafloods, and Abrupt Climate Change  

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...climate changes. The Center for Climatic Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison develops and uses coupled earth system models to study past, present, and future climate. The Global Change and Climate Modelling Team, Paris, develops models...

Garry Clarke; David Leverington; James Teller; Arthur Dyke

2003-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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CLIMATE MODELING BEST ESTIMATE DATASET (CMBE) -NEW ADDITIONS Renata McCoy, Shaocheng Xie, Stephen Klein, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory  

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CLIMATE MODELING BEST ESTIMATE DATASET (CMBE) - NEW ADDITIONS Renata McCoy, Shaocheng Xie, Stephen ARM product, the Climate Modeling Best Estimate (CMBE) dataset, is being augmented with the additional observational and model data. The CMBE dataset was created to serve the needs of climate model developers

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Climate Indices  

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Indices Indices Climate Indices Climate indices are diagnostic tools used to describe the state of the climate system and monitor climate. They are most often represented with a time series, where each point in time corresponds to one index value. An index can be constructed to describe almost any atmospheric event; as such, they are myriad. Therefore, CDIAC provides these links to other web sites to help guide users to the most widely used climate indices, which in many cases are updated monthly. Data Set Website/Name NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, Monitoring and Data Index Page NOAA's Earth Systems Research Laboratory, Monthly Atmospheric and Ocean Time Series Page (plot, analyze, and compare time series) The Monthly Teleconnection Indices Page from NOAA's National

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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Convention on climate change. http://www.unfccc.de/resource/conv/index.html UNFCCC  

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The spectre of climate change that is unfolding now is undeniably a cumulative impact of anthropogenic interference in the climate system over the last two centuries. The science is clear and the policy community is being increasingly convinced and galvanised into action to address this emergent challenge in light of the associated economic and human dimensions. The impacts of climate change ranging from sea level rise, melting ice caps and glaciers, severe weather events, drought, flooding, warming, subtle changes in ecosystems – will impinge on every aspect of society and economic life. The costs of inaction will more than outweigh the costs of action. There is only a narrow window of opportunity to redress the situation. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its Fourth Assessment Report has

Unfccc Unfccc

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Climate Time-Machine: 20th Century Reanalysis Project Explores...  

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Climate Time-Machine Climate Time-Machine 20th Century Reanalysis Project Explores Earth's Past and Future Climate January 25, 2011 | Tags: Climate Research, Franklin Berkeley Lab...

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Energy Department Co-Hosts Workshops to Develop an Industry-Driven Vision of the Nation’s Future Electric Grid  

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The U.S. electric grid provides the foundation for America’s economic success. Our digital economy, our national security, and our day-to-day lives are highly dependent on reliable, safe, and affordable electricity. To take advantage of technological advances and to meet society’s changing expectations and preferences, our nation’s grid must evolve, as well.

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Climate Change Review of Muller's chapter on Climate Change from  

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Climate Change · Review of Muller's chapter on Climate Change from Physics for Future Society) controversy on climate change (e.g. resignation of Hal Lewis, Ivar Giaever and other notable. #12;Some climate changes basics · IPCC = Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change · The IPCC

Browder, Tom

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Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy  

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Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future, November 18, 2008 Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future, November 18, 2008 A Department of Energy press release announcing that more than 60 energy, environmental and state policy leaders from across the country have come together to produce the updated "National Action Plan Vision for 2025: A Framework for Change." Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future, November 18, 2008 More Documents & Publications Secretary Chu Announces $620 Million for Smart Grid Demonstration and Energy Storage Projects: Recovery Act Funding Will Upgrade the Electrical Grid, Save Energy, and Create Jobs

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Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy  

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Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future July 20, 2011 - 2:04pm Addthis November 18, 2008 Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy are helping states lead the way in an effort to promote low cost energy efficiency. More than 60 energy, environmental and state policy leaders from across the country have come together to produce the updated National Action Plan Vision for 2025: A Framework for Change. The action plan outlines strategies to help lower the growth in energy demand across the country by more than 50 percent, and shows ways to

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Climate Analysis, Monitoring, and Modeling  

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and hydrological monitoring stations, and improving the projections on future climate change. Climate change. This project continues the state's climate monitoring and analysis program. Project Description in climate projections for the 21st century. · Provide analyses and interpretation of regional climate

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Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective,...  

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Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future November...

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Integrating Sub-national Actors into National Mitigation Strategies Through  

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Integrating Sub-national Actors into National Mitigation Strategies Through Integrating Sub-national Actors into National Mitigation Strategies Through Vertically Integrated NAMAs (V-NAMAs) Jump to: navigation, search Name Integrating Sub-national Actors into National Mitigation Strategies Through Vertically Integrated NAMAs (V-NAMAs) Agency/Company /Organization Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Sector Climate Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Low emission development planning, -LEDS, -NAMA Program Start 2011 Program End 2014 Country Indonesia, South Africa South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa References Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)[1] Program Overview Many future NAMAs will only be successful to the extent that the sub-national players who also carry responsibility - such as provinces

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Climate and Energy-Water-Land System Interactions Technical Report to the U.S. Department of Energy in Support of the National Climate Assessment  

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This report provides a framework to characterize and understand the important elements of climate and energy-water-land (EWL) system interactions. It identifies many of the important issues, discusses our understanding of those issues, and presents a long-term research program research needs to address the priority scientific challenges and gaps in our understanding. Much of the discussion is organized around two discrete case studies with the broad themes of (1) extreme events and (2) regional intercomparisons. These case studies help demonstrate unique ways in which energy-water-land interactions can occur and be influenced by climate.

Skaggs, Richard; Hibbard, Kathleen A.; Frumhoff, Peter; Lowry, Thomas; Middleton, Richard; Pate, Ron; Tidwell, Vincent C.; Arnold, J. G.; Averyt, Kristen; Janetos, Anthony C.; Izaurralde, Roberto C.; Rice, Jennie S.; Rose, Steven K.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change Science Program Issues Report on Climate Models | Department  

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Climate Change Science Program Issues Report on Climate Models Climate Change Science Program Issues Report on Climate Models Climate Change Science Program Issues Report on Climate Models July 31, 2008 - 2:40pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) today announced the release of the report "Climate Models: An Assessment of Strengths and Limitations," the 10th in a series of 21 Synthesis and Assessment Products (SAPs) managed by U.S. federal agencies. Developed under the leadership of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), this report, SAP 3.1, describes computer models of the Earth's climate and their ability to simulate current climate change. "Complex climate models are tools that provide insights and knowledge into how future climate may evolve. To assure that future climate projections

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Climate Change: Conflict, Security and Vulnerability Professor of Climate Change  

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Climate Change: Conflict, Security and Vulnerability Mike Hulme Professor of Climate Change Science, Society and Sustainability Group School of Environmental Sciences Rethinking Climate Change, Conflict security" "increase risk of conflicts among and within nations" #12;· from `climatic change' to `climate-change

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Haskell Indian Nations University Roundtable: Increased Productions of Traditional and Other Foods in an Era of Abrupt Climate Change  

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Hosted by the Haskell Indian University International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Working Group, this roundtable discussion will identify and...

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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation : the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and policy-making in Panama.  

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??The Framework Convention on Climate Change has yet to deal with tropical deforestation although it represents an important source of greenhouse gas emissions. In December… (more)

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Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient  

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Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Topics: Low emission development planning Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.climatefinanceoptions.org/cfo/node/256 Language: English Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies Screenshot References: Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate - Resilient Development Strategies[1] Tool Overview "This guidebook is part of a series of manuals, guidebooks, and toolkits that draw upon the experience and information generated by UNDP's support

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U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather |  

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U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather This report-part of the Administration's efforts to support national climate change adaptation planning through the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force and Strategic Sustainability Planning process established under Executive Order 13514 and to advance the U.S. Department of Energy's goal of promoting energy security-examines current and potential future impacts of these climate trends on the U.S. energy sector. Report updated July 16, 2013. Explore an interactive map that shows where climate change has already impacted the energy sector. US Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change More Documents & Publications

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U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather |  

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U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather This report-part of the Administration's efforts to support national climate change adaptation planning through the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force and Strategic Sustainability Planning process established under Executive Order 13514 and to advance the U.S. Department of Energy's goal of promoting energy security-examines current and potential future impacts of these climate trends on the U.S. energy sector. Report updated July 16, 2013. Explore an interactive map that shows where climate change has already impacted the energy sector. US Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change More Documents & Publications

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Adaptability of Mediterranean Agricultural Systems to Climate Change: The Example of the Sierra Mágina Olive-Growing Region (Andalusia, Spain). Part II: The Future  

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The adaptability of olive-growing systems to climate change is studied in the Sierra Mágina region (Andalusia) using an interdisciplinary approach that evaluates and makes associations across climate, water resources, and socioeconomic strategies. ...

Josyane Ronchail; Marianne Cohen; María Alonso-Roldán; Hélène Garcin; Benjamin Sultan; Stéphane Angles

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FutureGen_factsheet.cdr  

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Vision Vision for Tomorrow's Clean Energy FutureGen - A Sequestration and Hydrogen Research Initiative Responding to the President's Initiatives The Technology The Integrated Sequestration and Hydrogen Research Initiative is a $1 billion government/ industry partnership to design, build and operate a nearly emission-free, coal-fired electric and hydrogen production plant. The 275-megawatt prototype plant will serve as a large scale engineering laboratory for testing new clean power, carbon capture, and coal-to-hydrogen technologies. It will be the cleanest fossil fuel-fired power plant in the world. The project is a direct response to the President's Climate Change and Hydrogen Fuels Initiatives. President Bush emphasized the importance of technology in stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere with two major policy announcements: the National Climate

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Two Tribes Recognized as Climate Action Champions During White...  

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Two Tribes Recognized as Climate Action Champions During White House Tribal Nations Conference Two Tribes Recognized as Climate Action Champions During White House Tribal Nations...

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NREL Reveals Links Among Climate Control, Battery Life, and Electric Vehicle Range (Fact Sheet), Innovation: The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Reveals Links Among Reveals Links Among Climate Control, Battery Life, and Electric Vehicle Range Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are providing new insights into the relationships between the climate-control systems of plug-in electric vehicles and the distances these vehicles can travel on a single charge. In particular, NREL research has determined that "preconditioning" a vehicle- achieving a comfortable cabin temperature and preheating or precooling the battery while the vehicle is still plugged in-can extend its driving range and improve battery life over the long term. One of the most significant barriers to widespread deployment of electric vehicles is range anxiety-a driver's uncertainty about the vehicle's ability to reach a destination before fully

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Renewable Electricity Futures Study  

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Renewable Electricity Futures Study End-use Electricity Demand Volume 3 of 4 Volume 2 PDF Volume 3;Renewable Electricity Futures Study Edited By Hand, M.M. National Renewable Energy Laboratory Baldwin, S. U Sandor, D. National Renewable Energy Laboratory Suggested Citations Renewable Electricity Futures Study

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New Reports Explore How A Shifting Climate May Impact Eight U.S. Regions  

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Reports Explore How A Shifting Climate May Impact Eight U.S. Regions Print E-mail Reports Explore How A Shifting Climate May Impact Eight U.S. Regions Print E-mail President Obama Announces His Climate Action Plan Tuesday, July 30, 2013 The United States will be a much hotter place, precipitation patterns will shift, and climate extremes will increase by the end of the 21st century, according to reports released in January 2013 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in support of the National Climate Assessment (NCA). More recently, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) summarized the January reports into 2-page summaries for each region. The 2-page summaries outline current changes - and possible future changes - in climate according to region, looking at the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Great Plains, Northwest, Southwest, Alaska, and Hawai'i/Pacific Islands as well as summarizing overall nationwide trends.

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Advice to the New Administration and Congress: Actions to make our Nation resilient to severe weather and climate change  

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, environment, transportation systems, and national security continue to be battered by billions of dollars observing system from satellite and ground-based instruments as recommended by the National Research CouncilAdvice to the New Administration and Congress: Actions to make our Nation resilient to severe

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Is there a future role for tactical nuclear weapon systems in the national military strategy. Study project  

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This paper reviews the purpose and role that tactical nuclear weapon systems can provide in supporting the National Military Strategy (NMS), and recommends requirements be determined using a strategy based upon political, economic and military national interests versus the current target-based strategy. To draw implications for the NMS, the analysis reviews current strategic policy guidance, summarizes the current definition of deterrence theory, and provides rationales for maintaining tactical nuclear weapon systems for deterrence and warfighting in regional contingency operations against nuclear-capable forces. Based upon this analysis, recommendations are provided for joint planning, doctrine, and training initiatives needed to enhance the efficacy of the armed services in achieving national security policy objectives.

Stobbs, E.E.

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Validation of Climate Model Ice Cloud Properties  

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models are used for understanding the past, present, and future climate. To be able to project future climate it is important that models provide a realistic depiction of the...

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Predicting future threats to the long-term survival of Gila Trout using a high-resolution simulation of climate change  

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Regional climates are a major factor in determining the distribution of many species. Anthropogenic inputs of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere have been predicted to cause rapid climatic changes in the next 50-100 years. Species such as the Gila Trout (Onchorhynchus gilae) that have small ranges, limited dispersal capabilities, and narrow physiological tolerances will become increasingly susceptible to extinction as their climate envelope changes. This study uses a regional climate change simulation (Leung et al. 2004) to determine changes in the climate envelope for Gila Trout, which is sensitive to maximum temperature, associated with a plausible scenario for greenhouse gas increases. The model predicts approximately a 2° C increase in temperature and a doubling by the mid 21st Century in the annual number of days during which temperature exceeds 37°C, and a 25% increase in the number of days above 32°C, across the current geographical range of Gila Trout. At the same time summer rainfall decreases by more than 20%. These climate changes would reduce their available habitat by decreasing the size of their climate envelope. Warmer temperatures coupled with a decrease in summer precipitation would also tend to increase the intensity and frequency of forest fires that are a major threat to their survival. The climate envelope approach utilized here could be used to assess climate change threats to other rare species with limited ranges and dispersal capabilities.

Kennedy, Thomas L.; Gutzler, David S.; Leung, Lai R.

2008-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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An Economic Analysis of Photovoltaics versus Traditional Energy Sources: Where are We Now and Where Might We Be in the Near Future? (Presentation), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Economic Analysis of Photovoltaics versus Traditional Economic Analysis of Photovoltaics versus Traditional Energy Sources: Where are We Now and Where Might We Be in the Near Future? NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Michael Woodhouse Additional NREL Authors: Alan Goodrich, Ted James, Robert Margolis, David Feldman, and Tony Markel 2 Strategic Energy Analysis Center and 2 Electric Vehicles Program The National Renewable Energy Laboratory Analysis Funding Provided by The United States DOE, Solar Energy Technologies Program Presented at the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC) 2011, June 19-24, 2011, Seattle, Washington NREL/PR-6A20-52311 Analysis Disclaimer DISCLAIMER AGREEMENT

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ORISE: Climate and Atmospheric Research  

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Climate and Atmospheric Research Climate and Atmospheric Research Capabilities Overview U.S. Climate Reference Network U.S. Historical Climate Network Contact Us Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education Climate and Atmospheric Research The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) partners with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division (ATDD) to conduct climate research focused on issues of national and global importance. Research is performed with personnel support from ORISE's Independent Environmental Assessment and Verification (IEAV) programs, as well as in collaboration with scientists and engineers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and numerous other organizations, government agencies, universities and private research institutions.

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CONSEQUENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE FOR NATIVE PLANTS AND  

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occurrences with observed historical climate, then project this correlation onto scenarios of climate change meter) climatology. Results from this study show that projected future distributions of climates CONSEQUENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE FOR NATIVE PLANTS AND CONSERVATION A White Paper from

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MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning |  

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MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning Jump to: navigation, search LEDSGP green logo.png FIND MORE DIA TOOLS This tool is part of the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership. Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Multicriteria Analysis for Climate (MCA4climate) Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Bank Climate Smart Planning Platform Sector: Climate, Energy, Land Topics: Co-benefits assessment, Low emission development planning, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual Complexity/Ease of Use: Moderate Website: www.mca4climate.info/ Program Start: 2011 Cost: Free Multicriteria Analysis for Climate (MCA4climate) Screenshot References: MCA4Climate - Guidance for scientifically sound climate change planning[1]

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Climate Change Action Plan Report  

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Climate Change Action Plan Report Intermountain Region 2013 National Park Service Resource Stewardship and Science Landscape Conservation and Climate Change Division #12;About this Report Each National Park Service is responding to the challenge of climate change; and (2) raise awareness among NPS

Hansen, Andrew J.

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Materials for the Future  

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for the Future The Lab's four Science Pillars harness capabilities for solutions to threats- on national and global scales. Contacts Pillar Champion Mary Hockaday Email Pillar...

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My Amazing Future 2012  

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Idaho National Laboratory's My Amazing Future program gives 8th grade women the opportunity to experience careers in science and engineering.

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Energy for the future with Ris from nuclear power to sustainable energy Ris NatioNal laboRatoRy foR sustaiNable eNeRgy  

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Energy for the future ­ with Risø from nuclear power to sustainable energy Risø NatioNal laboRatoRy foR sustaiNable eNeRgy edited by MoRteN JastRup #12;Energy for the future #12;Energy for the future ­ with Risø from nuclear power to sustainable energy Translated from 'Energi til fremtiden ­ med Risø fra

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Colombia-UNDP Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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UNDP Climate Activities UNDP Climate Activities Jump to: navigation, search Name Colombia-UNDP Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Development Programme Sector Energy, Land Topics Background analysis Country Colombia South America References UNDP Climate Activities Map[1] UNDP Climate Activities in Colombia Biomass Energy in Colombia (Completed) Colombia Second National Communication to the UNFCCC Integrating Climate Change Risks into National Development Processes and UN Country Programming for the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Colombia Integration of ecosystems and adaptation to climate change in the Colombian Massif National awareness campaign on climate change "Fall in love with your Planet", Colombia Strengthening the National Climate Change Office in Colombia

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BNL | Climate, Environment and Bisoscience  

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Climate, Environment, and Biosciences Climate, Environment, and Biosciences bioscience research Revealing Nature-from Microscopic to Atmospheric Scales With recognized expertise in plant sciences, imaging, and climate studies, Brookhaven Lab advances some of the most promising scientific methods of achieving a sustainable future. This cross-disciplinary research seeks to understand the relationships between climate change, sustainable energy initiatives, and the planet's natural ecosystems. As environmental and economic issues mount, this research will provide increasingly important guidance and opportunities for climate change management strategies, approaches to adaptation, and policy decisions. Building a Sustainable Future Major goals include: Significantly improving climate models based on high-quality data

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The Role of Asia in Mitigating Climate Change: Results from the Asia Modeling Exercise  

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In 2010, Asia accounted for 60% of global population, 39% of Gross World Product, 44% of global energy consumption and nearly half of the world’s energy system CO2 emissions. Thus, Asia is an important region to consider in any discussion of climate change or climate change mitigation. This paper explores the role of Asia in mitigating climate change, by comparing the results of 23 energy-economy and integrated assessment models. We focus our analysis on seven key areas: base year data, future energy use and emissions absent climate policy, the effect of urban and rural development on future energy use and emissions, the role of technology in emissions mitigation, regional emissions mitigation, and national climate policies

Calvin, Katherine V.; Clarke, Leon E.; Krey, Volker; Blanford, Geoffrey J.; Jiang, Kejun; Kainuma, M.; Kriegler, Elmar; Luderer, Gunnar; Shukla, Priyadarshi R.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Literacy Framework  

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Climate Literacy Framework Print E-mail Climate Literacy Framework Print E-mail A Guide for Individuals and Communities The Essential Principles of Climate Science presents important information for individuals and communities to understand Earth's climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches for adapting and mitigating change. Principles in the guide can serve as discussion starters or launching points for scientific inquiry. The guide can also serve educators who teach climate science as part of their science curricula. Development of the guide began at a workshop sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Multiple science agencies, non-governmental organizations, and numerous individuals also contributed through extensive review and comment periods. Discussion at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NOAA-sponsored Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Literacy workshop contributed substantially to the refinement of the document.

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Changes in the occurrence of storm surges around the United Kingdom under a future climate scenario using a dynamic storm surge model driven by the Hadley Centre climate models  

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...?A potential consequence of climate change is an alteration of the frequency of extreme coastal storm surge events. It is these extreme events which, from an impacts point of view, will be of more concern than...

J. A. Lowe; J. M. Gregory; R. A. Flather

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: Officials Turn to Sandia National...  

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ClimateECResearch & CapabilitiesCapabilitiesOfficials Turn to Sandia National Labs for Help on Huge Sinkhole Officials Turn to Sandia National Labs for Help on Huge Sinkhole...

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New Papers Indicate Climate Change May Intensify Chemical Risks  

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New Papers Indicate Climate Change May Intensify Chemical Risks Print E-mail New Papers Indicate Climate Change May Intensify Chemical Risks Print E-mail Climate Change and Chemical Risks Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Featured by NIEHS a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program Pesticides, air pollutants, and other contaminants could become increasingly harmful to human health due to climate change, according to a new series of papers published in Environmental Toxicology Chemistry (ET&C). The seven publications, which appeared in ET&C's January 2013 issue, present evidence that climate change could affect how chemicals are transported and cause toxicity in both ecosystems and people. These impacts could mean that chemical risk assessment practices will demand swift modification and adaptation. "Risk assessors and public health practitioners need to understand how climate change may alter chemical risks to people in the future," said one of the papers' lead authors John Balbus, M.D., who is leading the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences's (NIEHS) Global Environmental Health and Sustainable Development projects. "Existing data sources and assumptions used in exposure and risk assessment may not apply. Environmental health researchers and risk assessors will need to consider interactions between climate-related stressors and chemical stressors and other ways that future risks may be changing," he added.

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NREL Explores Earth-Abundant Materials for Future Solar Cells (Fact Sheet), Innovation: The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Explores Earth-Abundant Explores Earth-Abundant Materials for Future Solar Cells Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are using a theory-driven technique-sequential cation mutation-to understand the nature and limitations of promising solar cell materials that can replace today's technologies. Finding new materials that use Earth-abundant elements and are easily manufactured is important for large-scale solar electricity deployment. The goal of the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative is to reduce the installed cost of solar energy systems by about 75% by the end of the decade. Obtaining that goal calls for photovoltaic (PV) technologies to improve in three main areas: solar-cell efficiencies, material processing costs, and scalability to the terawatt (TW), or 10

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The Effects of Climate and Electricity Emissions on Air Quality in the United States  

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The Effects of Climate and Electricity Emissions on Air Quality in the United States by Steven D and Motivation 1 A. Background ­ Ozone and Fine Particulate Matter 2 B. The National Ambient Air Quality Standards 4 C. Improving Future Air Quality 6 D. Research Overview 8 Figures 10 References 15 Chapter 2

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

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E-Print Network 3.0 - avoiding dangerous climate Sample Search...  

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dangerous climate Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 DEFINING AND EXPERIENCING DANGEROUS CLIMATE CHANGE An Editorial Essay Summary: Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - avoid dangerous climate Sample Search Results  

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avoid dangerous climate Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 DEFINING AND EXPERIENCING DANGEROUS CLIMATE CHANGE An Editorial Essay Summary: Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change...

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Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy  

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Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future November 18, 2008 - 4:58pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy are helping states lead the way in an effort to promote low cost energy efficiency. More than 60 energy, environmental and state policy leaders from across the country have come together to produce the updated National Action Plan Vision for 2025: A Framework for Change. The action plan outlines strategies to help lower the growth in energy demand across the country by more than 50 percent, and shows ways to save more than $500 billion in net savings over the next 20 years. These

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Questions about how plants die leads to climate change answers  

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Questions about how plants die leads to climate change answers Understanding mechanisms of mortality will provide important input to future climate forecasts. March 12, 2012 Tree...

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Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective,...  

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Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy Efficient Future, November 18, 2008 Changing the Climate: Looking Towards a More Cost Effective, Energy...

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climate | OpenEI  

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climate climate Dataset Summary Description The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Services (NESDIS), in conjunction with the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) publish monthly and annual climate data by state for the U.S., including, cooling degree days (total number of days per month and per year). The average values for each state are weighted by population, using 2000 Census data. The base temperature for this dataset is 65 degrees F. Source NOAA Date Released Unknown Date Updated June 24th, 2005 (9 years ago) Keywords climate cooling degree days NOAA Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon hcs_51_avg_cdd.xls (xls, 215.6 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage

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Scientists Classify Forest Disturbances to Grow Understanding of Climate  

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3 3 SHARE Scientists Classify Forest Disturbances to Grow Understanding of Climate Change Daniel Hayes, shown here outside of Nome, Alaska, traveled to the Arctic in June to study climate change. Image credit: Santonu Goswami Daniel Hayes, shown here outside of Nome, Alaska, traveled to the Arctic in June to study climate change. Image credit: Santonu Goswami (hi-res image) This feature describes Oak Ridge National Laboratory research presented at the 98th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America. The theme of the meeting, held Aug. 4-9 in Minnesota, is "Sustainable Pathways: Learning From the Past and Shaping the Future." Fire, logging, insects and extreme weather can wreak havoc on forests. With support from the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation,

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Future trends in environmental mercury concentrations: implications  

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Future trends in environmental mercury concentrations: implications for prevention strategies interactions among natural and human climate system components; objectively assess uncertainty in economic, monitor and verify greenhouse gas emissions and climatic impacts. This reprint is one of a series intended

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CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS, VULNERABILITIES, AND  

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CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS, VULNERABILITIES, AND ADAPTATION IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Commission's California Climate Change Center JULY 2012 CEC5002012071 Prepared for: California Energy, as well as projections of future changes in climate based on modeling studies using various plausible

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Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future | Department of Energy  

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at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future December 7, 2010 - 11:16pm Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Yesterday, Secretary Chu addressed the U.S. Center in Cancun, Mexico, as part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-16) that has been taking place there over the past week. His speech focused the essential role that international collaborations must play in finding new solutions to energy and climate challenges, solutions that will benefit us all. You can view the Secretary's remarks in full below: John Schueler is a New Media Specialist with the Office of Public Affairs. Addthis Related Articles Secretary Chu to Attend U.N. Climate Change Conference in Cancun

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Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future | Department of Energy  

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Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future December 7, 2010 - 11:16pm Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Yesterday, Secretary Chu addressed the U.S. Center in Cancun, Mexico, as part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-16) that has been taking place there over the past week. His speech focused the essential role that international collaborations must play in finding new solutions to energy and climate challenges, solutions that will benefit us all. You can view the Secretary's remarks in full below: John Schueler is a New Media Specialist with the Office of Public Affairs. Addthis Related Articles Secretary Chu to Attend U.N. Climate Change Conference in Cancun

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E-Print Network 3.0 - arm program climate Sample Search Results  

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have been on- again, off-again discussions about climate services and a National... of climate change. Armed with this rich background of ... Source: National Oceanic and...

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Sandia National Laboratories: Biomass  

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EnergyBiomass Biomass Sandia spearheads research into energy alternatives that will help the nation reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and to combat the effects of climate...

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Sandia National Laboratories: Workshops  

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Geoscience, Climate and Consequence Effect at Sandia National Laboratories presented on "Hydraulic Fracturing: Role of Government-Sponsored R&D." Marianne's presentation was part...

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Sandia National Laboratories: Publications  

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This public benchmark represents analysis ... A Model for the Nation: Promoting Education and Innovation in Vermont's Electricity Sector On May 8, 2012, in Climate,...

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Refining climate models  

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Using dogwood trees, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are gaining a better understanding of the role photosynthesis and respiration play in the atmospheric carbon dioxide cycle. Their findings will aid computer modelers in improving the accuracy of climate simulations.

Warren, Jeff; Iversen, Colleen; Brooks, Jonathan; Ricciuto, Daniel

2012-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Refining climate models  

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Using dogwood trees, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are gaining a better understanding of the role photosynthesis and respiration play in the atmospheric carbon dioxide cycle. Their findings will aid computer modelers in improving the accuracy of climate simulations.

Warren, Jeff; Iversen, Colleen; Brooks, Jonathan; Ricciuto, Daniel

2014-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Analysis The central theme of the Climate Analysis Division is the analysis and  

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-duration nrp (National Research Programme on Global Air Pollution and Climate Change) project on climateClimate Analysis The central theme of the Climate Analysis Division is the analysis and diagnosis of the climate and its variability on the basis of observations and models. The objective of this research

Haak, Hein

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Effect of ocean temperature on southwestern U.S. climate analyzed  

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December » December » Effect of ocean temperature on southwestern climate Effect of ocean temperature on southwestern U.S. climate analyzed Researchers concluded that only part of the recent temperature rise in the Southwest could be attributed to greenhouse gases. December 19, 2013 Image from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Environmental Visualization Laboratory depicts sea surface temperatures around Greenland from October 2010. Image from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Environmental Visualization Laboratory depicts sea surface temperatures around Greenland from October 2010. Assuming that the past is a good indicator of the future, the scientists conclude that there should be wetter times ahead. Researchers have analyzed the relationship between a natural phenomenon in

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Development Testing of the Global Climate Model CESM/CAM | Argonne  

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Development Testing of the Global Climate Model CESM/CAM Development Testing of the Global Climate Model CESM/CAM Event Sponsor: Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Seminar Start Date: Dec 16 2013 - 10:30am Building/Room: Building 240/Room 4301 Location: Argonne National Laboratory Speaker(s): Chris A. Fischer Speaker(s) Title: National Center for Atmospheric Research The Community Earth System Model (CESM) and Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) are community models involving several different developers. With so many different developers it becomes imperative to carry out continuous testing during development. I'll provide a brief introduction to CESM and CAM then cover the testing that is being carried out on both. The Community Earth System Model (CESM) is a global climate model used to predict past, present and future climates. CESM is a fully couple model,

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The Contribution of the National Laboratories in Meeting U.S. 21st Century Challenges  

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Two pivotal National Academies reports, 'Making the Nation Safer and Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future (RAGS)', together with 'The National Quadrennial Defense Review, The Department of Defense Strategic R and D Plan', the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges delineate the major challenges we face as a nation in the 21st century. They assert that fundamental advances and a sustained effort in science, engineering, and technology are needed to address these challenges effectively. A partial listing of some 21st century challenges for which transformational R and D is needed is given.

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The National Academy of Sciences at 150 / National Security and International Relations / The International Geophysical Year and Beyond: From the Earth to the Solar System / Climate Change / Biology in Public Policy / Radiation Hazards / Biodemography and Vital Statistics / Computing and Information / K-12 Science Education  

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...Beyond: From the Earth to the Solar SystemClimate ChangeBiology...1863, Senator Henry Wilson of Massachusetts rose in the Senate chamber to...electromagnetic storms known as the solar maximum were due to recur in...explained by an increase in solar activity. In 1990, the National...

Steve Olson

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Future Forests Program Plan 2013 2016  

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is that knowledge produced by Future Forests will make possible an increased and yet, we envision that knowledge produced by Future Forests will contribute for biodiversity conservation, water protection, recreational needs, climate change mitigation

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Multi-model Mean Nitrogen and Sulfur Deposition from the Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Model Intercomparison Project (ACCMIP): Evaluation of Historical and Projected Future Changes  

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We present multi-model global datasets of nitrogen and sulfate deposition covering time periods from 1850 to 2100, calculated within the Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Model Intercomparison Project (ACCMIP). The computed deposition fluxes are compared to surface wet deposition and ice-core measurements. We use a new dataset of wet deposition for 2000-2002 based on critical assessment of the quality of existing regional network data. We show that for present-day (year 2000 ACCMIP time-slice), the ACCMIP results perform similarly to previously published multi-model assessments. The analysis of changes between 1980 and 2000 indicates significant differences between model and measurements over the United States, but less so over Europe. This difference points towards misrepresentation of 1980 NH3 emissions over North America. Based on ice-core records, the 1850 deposition fluxes agree well with Greenland ice cores but the change between 1850 and 2000 seems to be overestimated in the Northern Hemisphere for both nitrogen and sulfur species. Using the Representative Concentration Pathways to define the projected climate and atmospheric chemistry related emissions and concentrations, we find large regional nitrogen deposition increases in 2100 in Latin America, Africa and parts of Asia under some of the scenarios considered. Increases in South Asia are especially large, and are seen in all scenarios, with 2100 values more than double 2000 in some scenarios and reaching >1300 mgN/m2/yr averaged over regional to continental scale regions in RCP 2.6 and 8.5, ~30-50% larger than the values in any region currently (2000). Despite known issues, the new ACCMIP deposition dataset provides novel, consistent and evaluated global gridded deposition fields for use in a wide range of climate and ecological studies.

Lamarque, Jean-Francois; Dentener, Frank; McConnell, J.R.; Ro, C-U; Shaw, Mark; Vet, Robert; Bergmann, D.; Cameron-Smith, Philip; Dalsoren, S.; Doherty, R.; Faluvegi, G.; Ghan, Steven J.; Josse, B.; Lee, Y. H.; MacKenzie, I. A.; Plummer, David; Shindell, Drew; Skeie, R. B.; Stevenson, D. S.; Strode, S.; Zeng, G.; Curran, M.; Dahl-Jensen, D.; Das, S.; Fritzsche, D.; Nolan, M.

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Predictions of Climate Several Years Ahead Using an Improved Decadal Prediction System  

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Decadal climate predictions are now established as a source of information on future climate alongside longer-term climate projections. This information has the potential to provide key evidence for decisions on climate change adaptation, ...

Jeff R. Knight; Martin B. Andrews; Doug M. Smith; Alberto Arribas; Andrew W. Colman; Nick J. Dunstone; Rosie Eade; Leon Hermanson; Craig MacLachlan; K. Andrew Peterson; Adam A. Scaife; Andrew Williams

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Additional Climate Reports  

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Additional Climate Reports Print E-mail Additional Climate Reports Print E-mail Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports Internationally, many assessments have been produced to address important questions related to environmental issues such as ozone depletion, climate change, and the loss of biodiversity. Many of these assessments have provided the scientific basis for the elaboration of international agreements, including the Assessment Report Series from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC is a scientific intergovernmental body set up by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). IPCC assesses the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change. Because of its intergovernmental nature, the IPCC is able to provide scientific technical and socio-economic information in a policy-relevant but policy neutral way to decision makers.

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Design and analysis of the green climate fund  

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The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has been one of the core issues of the world climate summits under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in recent years. However, the GCF has not prog...

Lian-biao Cui; Lei Zhu; Marco Springmann…

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WHAT'S IN A NAME? GLOBAL WARMING VERSUS CLIMATE CHANGE  

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WHAT'S IN A NAME? GLOBAL WARMING VERSUS CLIMATE CHANGE May 2014 #12;What's In A Name? Global Warming vs. Climate Change 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS PREFACE NATIONAL SURVEY STUDY 2: GLOBAL WARMING VS. CLIMATE CHANGE............................ 10 Is global

Haller, Gary L.

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The ClimaGrowing Footprint of Climate Change: Can Systems Built Today Cope with Tomorrow's Weather Extremes?  

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This article describes how current climate conditions--with increasingly extreme storms, droughts, and heat waves and their ensuing effects on water quality and levels--are adding stress to an already aging power grid. Moreover, it explains how evaluations of said grid, built upon past weather patterns, are inaqeduate for measuring if the nation's energy systems can cope with future climate changes. The authors make the case for investing in the development of robust, integrated electricity planning tools that account for these climate change factors as a means for enhancing electricity infrastructure resilience.

Kintner-Meyer, Michael CW; Kraucunas, Ian P.

2013-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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A climate change index: Where climate change may be most prominent in the 21st century  

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A climate change index: Where climate change may be most prominent in the 21st century Miche`le B; accepted 30 November 2006; published 10 January 2007. [1] A Climate Change Index (CCI) is developed to a single index that is a measure for the strength of future climate change relative to today's natural

Fischlin, Andreas

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Climate Insights 101 Questions and Discussion Points: Module 1, Lesson 4: An Introduction to Climate Modelling  

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, 2014 Questions: Describe climate models: how do they help us understand the past and project. slide 8) Experts in climate modelling are careful to say they are "projecting" long-term future climateClimate Insights 101 Questions and Discussion Points: Module 1, Lesson 4: An Introduction

Pedersen, Tom

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Regional Implications of Global Climate Change for the Great  

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reliable are they? Future projections of climate change due to global warming What about regional climateRegional Implications of Global Climate Change for the Great Plains Robert J. Oglesby Department Concepts What is climate? What is the difference between weather and climate? What is the difference

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347

Climate change cripples forests  

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Climate change cripples forests Climate change cripples forests Climate change cripples forests A team of scientists concluded that in the warmer and drier Southwest of the near future, widespread tree mortality will cause forest and species distributions to change substantially. October 1, 2012 A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. Contact Nancy Ambrosiano Communications Office (505) 667-0471 Email "There will still be wet winters, but they will more often be followed by warm summers, putting stress on trees and limiting their ability to respond

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Climate change cripples forests  

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Climate Change Cripples Forests Climate Change Cripples Forests Climate change cripples forests A team of scientists concluded that in the warmer and drier Southwest of the near future, widespread tree mortality will cause forest and species distributions to change substantially. October 1, 2012 A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. Contact Nancy Ambrosiano Communications Office (505) 667-0471 Email "There will still be wet winters, but they will more often be followed by warm summers, putting stress on trees and limiting their ability to respond

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Climate change cripples forests  

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Climate Change Cripples Forests Climate Change Cripples Forests Climate change cripples forests A team of scientists concluded that in the warmer and drier Southwest of the near future, widespread tree mortality will cause forest and species distributions to change substantially. October 1, 2012 A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. A dead pinon at the edge of the Grand Canyon, harbinger of the future for trees in the Southwest United States. Photo courtesy A. Park Williams. Contact Nancy Ambrosiano Communications Office (505) 667-0471 Email "There will still be wet winters, but they will more often be followed by warm summers, putting stress on trees and limiting their ability to respond

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Watershed Academy Webcast on Climate Resilience  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

"Climate Resilience: What to Expect, How to Prepare, and  What you can Learn from Others." This webcast will share findings from the most recent National Climate Assessment report concerning...

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Global climate evolution during the last deglaciation  

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...Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309; m National Oceanic...891 – 894 . 80 Marlon JR ( 2009 ) Wildfire responses to abrupt climate change in North...Younger Dryas climate oscillation in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, USA . Geology 28...

Peter U. Clark; Jeremy D. Shakun; Paul A. Baker; Patrick J. Bartlein; Simon Brewer; Ed Brook; Anders E. Carlson; Hai Cheng; Darrell S. Kaufman; Zhengyu Liu; Thomas M. Marchitto; Alan C. Mix; Carrie Morrill; Bette L. Otto-Bliesner; Katharina Pahnke; James M. Russell; Cathy Whitlock; Jess F. Adkins; Jessica L. Blois; Jorie Clark; Steven M. Colman; William B. Curry; Ben P. Flower; Feng He; Thomas C. Johnson; Jean Lynch-Stieglitz; Vera Markgraf; Jerry McManus; Jerry X. Mitrovica; Patricio I. Moreno; John W. Williams

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Climatic Resources for Tourism in Europe An Application of the Tourism Climatic Index on a Daily Basis  

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Climatic Resources for Tourism in Europe An Application of the Tourism Climatic Index on a Daily - Use of the "Tourism Climatic Index" by Mieczkowski (1985) as a metric for "favourable climate" for tourism - Calculation of the potential future change in index by means of climate model projections from

Fischlin, Andreas

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Institutionalizing Unsustainability: The Paradox of Global Climate Governance  

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s Fourth National Communication on Climate Change. A Reportclimate change can be assessed using data from national communicationscommunication were also reflected in the working drafts of the Spanish Climate Change

Stevenson, Hayley

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NOAA Local Climate Analysis Tool (LCAT): Data, Methods, and Usability  

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) implemented the new Local Climate Analysis Tool (LCAT) on July 1, 2013. The tool supports the delivery of climate services by quickly providing information to help with ...

Marina Timofeyeva-Livezey; Fiona Horsfall; Annette Hollingshead; Jenna Meyers; Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux

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Putting climate change and human health science into practice  

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Putting climate change and human health science into practice Print E-mail Putting climate change and human health science into practice Print E-mail Landsat Data Continuity Mission Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Featured by NIEHS a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program For the first time, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) formally brought together their grantees working on climate change and human health, to share their research findings and discuss practical strategies for implementing this knowledge. "The goal of this meeting was for grantees to share latest advances, as well as for participants to network with each other to build new relationships and plant the seeds for future collaborations toward solving one of the most critical public health issues facing our world," said Caroline Dilworth, Ph.D., NIEHS health scientist administrator.

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Climate Vision: Presidential Statements  

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Remarks by the President at the Morning Plenary Session of the United Remarks by the President at the Morning Plenary Session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference Bella Center Copenhagen, Denmark December 18, 2009 (Read the White House Press page.) THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. It is an honor for me to join this distinguished group of leaders from nations around the world. We come here in Copenhagen because climate change poses a grave and growing danger to our people. All of you would not be here unless you -- like me -- were convinced that this danger is real. This is not fiction, it is science. Unchecked, climate change will pose unacceptable risks to our security, our economies, and our planet. This much we know. The question, then, before us is no longer the nature of the challenge -- the question is our capacity to meet it. For while the reality of climate

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Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A...  

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Sub-national Planners Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios - A Guidebook for Sub-national Planners...

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Uncertainty in emissions projections for climate models  

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Future global climate projections are subject to large uncertainties. Major sources of this uncertainty are projections of anthropogenic emissions. We evaluate the uncertainty in future anthropogenic emissions using a ...

Webster, Mort David.; Babiker, Mustafa H.M.; Mayer, Monika.; Reilly, John M.; Harnisch, Jochen.; Hyman, Robert C.; Sarofim, Marcus C.; Wang, Chien.

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Climate Change | Department of Energy  

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Climate Change Climate Change Climate Change View our interactive climate vulnerability map to learn more about how climate change could impact energy supplies and delivery near your home. | Map by Daniel Wood, Energy Department. View our interactive climate vulnerability map to learn more about how climate change could impact energy supplies and delivery near your home. | Map by Daniel Wood, Energy Department. Addressing the effects of climate change is a top priority of the Energy Department. As global temperature rise, wildfires, drought and high electricity demand put stress on the nation's energy infrastructure. And severe weather -- the leading cause of power outages and fuel supply disruption in the United States -- is projected to worsen,

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NREL Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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Activities Activities Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Climate Activities at NREL Name Climate Activities at NREL Agency/Company /Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector Energy Topics Background analysis Website http://www.nrel.gov/internatio References NREL[1] This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. NREL plays a leading role with international climate and clean energy initiatives that achieve large greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions through accelerated renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) use. These include: Low Carbon Communities of the Americas Climate Technology Initiative Integrated Environmental Strategies Program Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change Secretariat for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate

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Climate VISION: News  

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News Climate Vison RSS Recent News Feed News Climate Vison RSS Recent News Feed July 20, 2010 Secretary Chu Announces Initiatives to Promote Clean Energy at First Clean Energy Ministerial Read the Press Release and Download Fact Sheet (PDF 76 KB) July 20, 2010 Government and corporate leaders announced a new public-private partnership, Global Superior Energy Performancecm at the Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington D.C. Read More and Download Fact Sheet (PDF 124 KB) June 20, 2010 Seventh Meeting of the Leaders' Representatives of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Read the Co-Chair's Summary June 1, 2010 Department of State releases Fifth U.S. Climate Action Report Read the Press Release December 18, 2009 Remarks by the President at the Morning Plenary Session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference

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Climate Change and National Security  

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to Afghanistan with portable solar panels, and increasethe number of solar-powered generators there from nine toa hole during testing of solar energy panels at Twen- tynine

Alyson, Fleming; Summer, Kelly; Summer, Martin; Lauren, Franck; Jonathan, Mark

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Climate Change and National Security  

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to Afghanistan with portable solar panels, and increase theon July 30, 2010. The solar panels power ra- dios, laptopduring testing of solar energy panels at Twen- tynine Palms,

Alyson, Fleming; Summer, Kelly; Summer, Martin; Lauren, Franck; Jonathan, Mark

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: Climate Security  

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Doppler Velocimeter EC Top Publications A Comparison of Platform Options for Deep-water Floating Offshore Vertical Axis Wind Turbines: An Initial Study Nonlinear Time-Domain...

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Unit References Module 1: The Science of Climate Change  

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164 Unit References Module 1: The Science of Climate Change 1. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. (2007). Climate change 2007: synthesis report. IPCC Plenary XXVII (Valencia, Spain, 12-17 November 2007). 2. America's Climate Choices: Panel on Advancing the Science of Climate Change, National

Smith, Kate

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Activities implemented jointly: First report to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Accomplishments and descriptions of projects accepted under the U.S. Initiative on Joint Implementation  

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More than 150 countries are now Party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC), which seeks, as its ultimate objective, to stabilize atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases at a level that would prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system. As a step toward this goal, all Parties are to take measures to mitigate climate change and to promote and cooperate in the development and diffusion of technologies and practices that control or reduce emissions and enhance sinks of greenhouse gases. In the US view, efforts between countries or entities within them to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions undertaken cooperatively--called joint implementation (JI)--holds significant potential both for combating the threat of global warming and for promoting sustainable development. To develop and operationalize the JI concept, the US launched its Initiative on Joint Implementation (USIJI) in October 1993, and designed the program to attract private sector resources and to encourage the diffusion of innovative technologies to mitigate climate change. The USIJI provides a mechanism for investments by US entities in projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide and has developed a set of criteria for evaluating proposed projects for their potential to reduce net GHG emissions.

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1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy | Argonne Leadership...  

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Credit: Alan Scott and Mark Taylor, Sandia National Laboratories Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy PI Name: Mark Taylor PI Email: mataylo@sandia.gov Institution: Sandia...

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Sandia National Laboratories: Customers & Partners  

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with Sandia Labs' Molten-Salt Test Loop System ... A Model for the Nation: Promoting Education and Innovation in Vermont's Electricity Sector On May 8, 2012, in Climate,...

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CESM Century-Scale Climate Experiments with a High-Resolution...  

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builds upon NCAR's previous and collaborative work on how weather and climate extremes could change in a climate that is warmer in the future by obtaining data from...

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Sandia National Laboratories: Research: Research Foundations: Geoscience:  

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Non-Darcian Flow, Imaging, and Coupled Constitutive Behavior of Non-Darcian Flow, Imaging, and Coupled Constitutive Behavior of Heterogeneous, Deforming Porous Media A geoscience project under Sandia's Energy, Climate, & Infrastructure Security mission area. Problem Much of the nation's strategic approach to energy security in coming decades will involve subsurface engineering in the realms of resource extraction and byproduct storage. This is evident by recent attention in domestic shale gas, carbon capture and storage, and geothermal energy. In addition, the question of future geologic storage of the nation's nuclear waste is being addressed by the Presidential Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future. These subsurface endeavors share themes in nonlinearly coupled, far-from-equilibrium thermal, mechanical,

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Effect of ocean temperature on southwestern U.S. climate analyzed  

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Effect of ocean temperature on southwestern climate Effect of ocean temperature on southwestern climate Effect of ocean temperature on southwestern U.S. climate analyzed Researchers concluded that only part of the recent temperature rise in the Southwest could be attributed to greenhouse gases. December 19, 2013 Image from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Environmental Visualization Laboratory depicts sea surface temperatures around Greenland from October 2010. Image from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Environmental Visualization Laboratory depicts sea surface temperatures around Greenland from October 2010. Assuming that the past is a good indicator of the future, the scientists conclude that there should be wetter times ahead. Researchers have analyzed the relationship between a natural phenomenon in

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Researchers of Plants, Roots, and Soil Shed  

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National Laboratory Researchers of Plants, Roots, and Soil Shed National Laboratory Researchers of Plants, Roots, and Soil Shed Light on Arctic Ecosystem Polygon formations in Alaska provide researchers with a unique natural laboratory with which to study the Arctic and, by extension, the Earth's climate. Image credit: NGEE-Arctic Polygon formations in Alaska provide researchers with a unique natural laboratory with which to study the Arctic and, by extension, the Earth's climate. Image credit: NGEE-Arctic (hi-res image) This feature describes Oak Ridge National Laboratory research presented at the 98th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America. The theme of the meeting, held Aug. 4-9 in Minnesota, is "Sustainable Pathways: Learning From the Past and Shaping the Future." Despite the enormity of climate research in the past couple of decades, one

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South Africa-Integrating Sub-national Actors into National Mitigation  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » South Africa-Integrating Sub-national Actors into National Mitigation Strategies Through Vertically Integrated NAMAs (V-NAMAs) Jump to: navigation, search Name South Africa-Integrating Sub-national Actors into National Mitigation Strategies Through Vertically Integrated NAMAs (V-NAMAs) Agency/Company /Organization Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Sector Climate Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Low emission development planning, -LEDS, -NAMA Program Start 2011 Program End 2014 Country South Africa Southern Africa References Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)[1] Program Overview Many future NAMAs will only be successful to the extent that the

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Ocean Climate Change: Comparison of Acoustic  

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Ocean Climate Change: Comparison of Acoustic Tomography, Satellite Altimetry, and Modeling The ATOC to thermal expansion. Interpreting climate change signals from fluctuations in sea level is therefore in the advective heat flux. Changes in oceanic heat storage are a major expected element of future climate shifts

Frandsen, Jannette B.

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8, 34053430, 2008 Climate and emission  

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ACPD 8, 3405­3430, 2008 Climate and emission changes over Canada and Mexico E. Tagaris et al. Title Chemistry and Physics Discussions The role of climate and emission changes in future air quality over.russell@ce.gatech.edu) 3405 #12;ACPD 8, 3405­3430, 2008 Climate and emission changes over Canada and Mexico E. Tagaris et al

Boyer, Edmond

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NREL Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Activities Climate Activities (Redirected from Climate Activities at NREL) Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Climate Activities at NREL Name Climate Activities at NREL Agency/Company /Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector Energy Topics Background analysis Website http://www.nrel.gov/internatio References NREL[1] This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. NREL plays a leading role with international climate and clean energy initiatives that achieve large greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions through accelerated renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) use. These include: Low Carbon Communities of the Americas Climate Technology Initiative Integrated Environmental Strategies Program Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change Secretariat for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate

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Renewable Electricity Futures (Presentation)  

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This presentation library summarizes findings of NREL's Renewable Electricity Futures study, published in June 2012. RE Futures investigated the challenges and impacts of achieving very high renewable electricity generation levels in the contiguous United States by 2050. It was presented at the 2012 RE AMP Annual Meeting. RE-AMP is an active network of 144 nonprofits and foundations across eight Midwestern states working on climate change and energy policy with the goal of reducing global warming pollution economy-wide 80% by 2050.

Mai, T.

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ARM Climate Research Facility Infrastructure Report for the August 2005 STEC Meeting  

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Climate Research Facility Climate Research Facility Operations Status System Upgrades & Enhancements Status Brad Perkins ARM Engineering, TWPO/AMF March 29, 2006 2 Overview ARM Science Team Meeting - March 2006 Progress Report Demonstration Discussion? 3 Background Before we go on... Who is my Audience? Do I need to explain OSS' Purpose? 4 Background OSS Meeting, July 2005 Argonne National Laboratory ECO-00432 Late 2004/Early 2005 Requirements Analysis Operations Managers, OSS Users Present Problems Reviewed & Solutions Offered Future Features/Modules Discussed Path Forward Outlined w/ Schedule Calibration Module Requirement Removed 5 Status December 2005 Target Underestimated Effort Other Issues Competing Priorities (AMF support) Post Argonne Meeting Requirements Gathering

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Energy Sector Vulnerable to Climate Change, U.S. Department of Energy  

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Energy Sector Vulnerable to Climate Change, U.S. Department of Energy Report Says Print E-mail Energy Sector Vulnerable to Climate Change, U.S. Department of Energy Report Says Print E-mail President Obama Announces His Climate Action Plan Friday, July 26, 2013 Featured by DOE, a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program In his speech at Georgetown University last month, President Obama referred to our nation's vulnerabilities to climate change, underscoring how Hurricane Sandy and other climate-related disasters serve as wake-up calls. These extreme weather events as well as changes in temperature and water availability - all related to our changing climate - are disrupting the ways we generate, distribute, and consume energy, according to a new report released by the US Department of Energy. The U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather report examines current and potential future impacts of these climate trends on the U.S. energy sector.

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Accounting for Global Climate Model Projection Uncertainty in Modern Statistical Downscaling  

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Future climate change has emerged as a national and a global security threat. To carry out the needed adaptation and mitigation steps, a quantification of the expected level of climate change is needed, both at the global and the regional scale; in the end, the impact of climate change is felt at the local/regional level. An important part of such climate change assessment is uncertainty quantification. Decision and policy makers are not only interested in 'best guesses' of expected climate change, but rather probabilistic quantification (e.g., Rougier, 2007). For example, consider the following question: What is the probability that the average summer temperature will increase by at least 4 C in region R if global CO{sub 2} emission increases by P% from current levels by time T? It is a simple question, but one that remains very difficult to answer. It is answering these kind of questions that is the focus of this effort. The uncertainty associated with future climate change can be attributed to three major factors: (1) Uncertainty about future emission of green house gasses (GHG). (2) Given a future GHG emission scenario, what is its impact on the global climate? (3) Given a particular evolution of the global climate, what does it mean for a particular location/region? In what follows, we assume a particular GHG emission scenario has been selected. Given the GHG emission scenario, the current batch of the state-of-the-art global climate models (GCMs) is used to simulate future climate under this scenario, yielding an ensemble of future climate projections (which reflect, to some degree our uncertainty of being able to simulate future climate give a particular GHG scenario). Due to the coarse-resolution nature of the GCM projections, they need to be spatially downscaled for regional impact assessments. To downscale a given GCM projection, two methods have emerged: dynamical downscaling and statistical (empirical) downscaling (SDS). Dynamic downscaling involves configuring and running a regional climate model (RCM) nested within a given GCM projection (i.e., the GCM provides bounder conditions for the RCM). On the other hand, statistical downscaling aims at establishing a statistical relationship between observed local/regional climate variables of interest and synoptic (GCM-scale) climate predictors. The resulting empirical relationship is then applied to future GCM projections. A comparison of the pros and cons of dynamical versus statistical downscaling is outside the scope of this effort, but has been extensively studied and the reader is referred to Wilby et al. (1998); Murphy (1999); Wood et al. (2004); Benestad et al. (2007); Fowler et al. (2007), and references within those. The scope of this effort is to study methodology, a statistical framework, to propagate and account for GCM uncertainty in regional statistical downscaling assessment. In particular, we will explore how to leverage an ensemble of GCM projections to quantify the impact of the GCM uncertainty in such an assessment. There are three main component to this effort: (1) gather the necessary climate-related data for a regional SDS study, including multiple GCM projections, (2) carry out SDS, and (3) assess the uncertainty. The first step is carried out using tools written in the Python programming language, while analysis tools were developed in the statistical programming language R; see Figure 1.

Johannesson, G

2010-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Collections  

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Regional/Global > Climate Collections Regional/Global > Climate Collections Climate Collections Overview Climate encompasses the statistics of temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind, rainfall, atmospheric particle count, and numerous other meteorological elements in a given region over long periods of time. Climate can be contrasted to weather, which is the present condition of these same elements over periods up to two weeks. The climate collections project includes data sets containing measured and modeled values for variables such as temperature, precipitation, humidity, radiation, wind velocity, and cloud cover and include station measurements as well as gridded mean values. The ORNL DAAC Climate Collections Data archive includes 10 data products from the following categories:

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National Energy Action Month Takes Energy Department Officials to Tennessee, Nevada and California Next Week  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

WASHINGTON—The Department of Energy is continuing participation in National Energy Action Month with events in Tennessee, Nevada, California and other states next week. These events highlight the Department’s commitment to President Obama’s call for coordinated efforts across the country to combat climate change while spurring job creation and bringing America closer to a low-carbon energy future. Throughout October, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and other Department officials are participating in events to emphasize the important role that the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy plays in strengthening America’s economic, environmental and national security future.

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Strategic Climate Institutions Programme (SCIP) | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Institutions Programme (SCIP) Climate Institutions Programme (SCIP) Jump to: navigation, search Name Strategic Climate Institutions Programme (SCIP) Agency/Company /Organization United Kingdom Department for International Development Sector Climate Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Low emission development planning Country Ethiopia Eastern Africa References Strategic Climate Institutions Programme[1] Build organisational and institutional capacity within Ethiopian Government, civil society and the private sector to: increase resilience to current climate variability adapt to future climate change benefit from the opportunities for low carbon growth. References ↑ "Strategic Climate Institutions Programme" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Strategic_Climate_Institutions_Programme_(SCIP)&oldid=407108"

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Sandia National Laboratories: Solar Newsletter  

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EnergySolar EnergySolar Newsletter Solar Newsletter T Receive Updates Go Govbubble20px.png?3.21 Sandia National Laboratory - Energy & Climate banner image Sandia National...

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Science and technology for a sustainable energy future: Accomplishments of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

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Accomplishments of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory are presented. Included are activities performed in the utilities, transportation, industrial, and buildings technology areas.

Brown, M.A.; Vaughan, K.H.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Powering the Future  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Using the Environmental Protection Agency's climate change website, students will learn about our climate and sources of climate change.

387

ENERGY, CLIMATE AND SUSTAINABLE  

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ENERGY, CLIMATE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT NAMAs and the Carbon Market Nationally Appropriate . . . . . . . . . . . 63 ChristianEllermann, NaMas FOr disPersed eNergy eNd-Use sectOrs: Using the building sectorDenmark,theNetherlandsMinistryofForeignAffairs,nortotherespectiveorganizationsofeachindividualauthor. CapacityDevelopmentforCDM(CD4CDM)Project UNEPRisøCentre, RisøNationalLaboratoryforSustainableEnergy The

388

Bachelor Thesis Future sustainable terraced houses  

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Cardiff University August 4, 2014 #12;Colophon Title: Future sustainable residential buildings in Cardiff a first introduction about sustainability in the building sector. Collecting data about the future climateBachelor Thesis Future sustainable terraced houses in Cardiff Karin Ernst University of Twente

Vellekoop, Michel

389

Renewable Electricity Futures (Presentation)  

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This presentation library summarizes findings of NREL's Renewable Electricity Futures study, published in June 2012. RE Futures investigated the challenges and impacts of achieving very high renewable electricity generation levels in the contiguous United States by 2050. It was presented to the 2012 Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners, during their June, 2012, meeting. The Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners is a regional association within the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).

Hand, M. M.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CLIMATE CHANGE: CERTAINTIES AND UNCERTAINTIES S. E. Schwartz  

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why quantitatively projecting future climate change in response to future emissions remains decades of intense research, climate sensitivity, the amount by which global mean temperature would with respect to energy. This talk reviews the physical basis of climate change and outlines some of the reasons

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N AA Knows Climate "The climate challenge before us is real. Climate change impacts will touch nearly every aspect of our lives. Meeting the  

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and NOAA Administrator National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service NOAA's National users. Access to these data products promote, protect, and enhance the nation's economy, security Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) provides critical climate data derived through

392

Land Use and Water Efficiency in Current and Potential Future U.S. Corn and Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Systems (Poster), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Use and Water Efficiency in Current and Potential Future U.S. Corn and Use and Water Efficiency in Current and Potential Future U.S. Corn and Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Systems Ethan Warner 1 , Yimin Zhang 1 , Helena Chum 2 , Robin Newmark 1 Biofuels represent an opportunity for improved sustainability of transportation fuels, promotion of rural development, and reduction of GHG emissions. But the potential for unintended consequences, such as competition for land and water, necessitates biofuel expansion that considers the complexities of resource requirements within specific contexts (e.g., technology, feedstock, supply chain, local resource availability). Through technological learning, sugarcane and corn ethanol industries have achieved steady improvements in

393

The Environmental Justice Dimensions of Climate Change  

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The Environmental Justice Dimensions of Climate Change Marie Lynn Miranda, Douglas A. Hastings to mitigate the severe impacts of climate change predicted to occur in the twenty-first century. Many with climate change. This study investigates the varying degrees to which developing and developed nations

394

Related Federal Climate Efforts  

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Related Federal Climate Efforts Print E-mail Related Federal Climate Efforts Print E-mail Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage The Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a group of technologies for capturing, compressing, transporting and permanently storing power plant and industrial source emissions of carbon dioxide. Rapid development and deployment of clean coal technologies, particularly CCS, will help position the United States as a leader in the global clean energy race. Climate Change Adaptation Task Force The Task Force's work has been guided by a strategic vision of a resilient, healthy, and prosperous Nation in the face of a changing climate. To achieve this vision, the Task Force identified a set of guiding principles that public and private decision-makers should consider in designing and implementing adaptation strategies.

395

G-Climate  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

67 67 AUDIT REPORT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVITIES U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF AUDIT SERVICES APRIL 2000 April 6, 2000 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman (Signed) Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "The U.S. Department of Energy's Global Climate Change Activities" BACKGROUND The President's Climate Change Proposal of October 1997 and the United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC), were intended to identify methods of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The FCCC was ratified by the U.S. Senate in 1992 and put into force in July 1994. The purpose of the Kyoto

396

Climate Vision: Presidential Statements  

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President-Elect Obama's Address to the Global Climate Summit President-Elect Obama's Address to the Global Climate Summit November 18, 2008 THE PRESIDENT: Let me begin by thanking the bipartisan group of U.S. governors who convened this meeting. Few challenges facing America - and the world - are more urgent than combating climate change. The science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear. Sea levels are rising. Coastlines are shrinking. We've seen record drought, spreading famine, and storms that are growing stronger with each passing hurricane season. Climate change and our dependence on foreign oil, if left unaddressed, will continue to weaken our economy and threaten our national security. I know many of you are working to confront this challenge. In particular, I want to commend Governor Sebelius, Governor Doyle, Governor Crist, Governor

397

Renewable Electricity Futures (Presentation)  

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This presentation library summarizes findings of NREL's Renewable Electricity Futures study, published in June 2012. RE Futures investigated the challenges and impacts of achieving very high renewable electricity generation levels in the contiguous United States by 2050. It was presented at Wind Powering America States Summit. The Summit, which follows the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA's) annual WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition, provides state Wind Working Groups, state energy officials, U.S. Energy Department and national laboratory representatives, and professional and institutional partners an opportunity to review successes, opportunities, and challenges for wind energy and plan future collaboration.

DeMeo, E.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Recent News from the National Labs | Department of Energy  

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1, 2013 1, 2013 Secretary Moniz: Biofuels Important to America's Energy Future Watch the video of Secretary Moniz speaking about the importance of investing in biofuels to combat the effects of climate change and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. July 30, 2013 As a Laboratory Fellow at the Energy Department's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Pete McGrail and his team are working to develop a more efficient adsorption chiller that could help the Navy cut its fuel costs. | Photo courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. PNNL Helps the Navy Stay Cool and Conserve Fuel Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are developing a more efficient air conditioner that could help the U.S. military cut its fuel use. July 30, 2013 Secretary Moniz Speaks on Future of Fossil Energy

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According to the United Nations, universities have a vital role to play in shaping the way in which future generations cope with the complexi-  

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are key in relation to sustainability in order to decide whether specific initiatives, for example energy future generations cope with the complexi- ties of sustainable development. Aarhus University's BSc programme in Economics and Business Administration ­ Sustainability combines classic business administration

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International Symposium POLAR ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE: The Challenges  

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. This not only produces uncertainty in our knowledge of observed past climate change, but also in our projection numerical models of the climate system both to project future climate changes and to understand past changes80 International Symposium POLAR ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE: The Challenges Estimates of past

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NOAA's Data Helps New York City Prepare for Climate Change New York City is America's largest coastal  

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the current climate and project future climate scenarios. This climate information was a key part per decade.4 Future climate projection scenarios for temperature, precipitation, sea level rise. By comparing climate projections with the observed data analysis, the NPCC was able to determine whether

402

Climate Change Impacts on Global Food Security  

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...America's Climate Choices; National Research Council, America’s Climate Choices (National Academies Press, Washington...Food security: The challenge of feeding 9 billion people . Science 327...of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport...66 U.S. Congress, Energy Policy Act of 2005...

Tim Wheeler; Joachim von Braun

2013-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration  

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uncertainty ! Clouds and Climate Scenarios Projected warming Climate Change Prediction #12;National of air T and CO2 -> related to intensity of ocean turbulent mixing · Exchanges of energy, water and carbon with the ocean/ land/ice surface are mediated by turbulence #12;National Aeronautics and Space

Bordoni, Simona

404

Future Accelerators (?)  

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I describe the future accelerator facilities that are currently foreseen for electroweak scale physics, neutrino physics, and nuclear structure. I will explore the physics justification for these machines, and suggest how the case for future accelerators can be made.

John Womersley

2003-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

405

The role of solar absorption in climate and climate change  

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role of solar absorption in climate and role of solar absorption in climate and climate change William Collins UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Lab with Andrew Conley, David Fillmore, and Phil Rasch National Center for Atmospheric Research Boulder, Colorado, USA 2 Prior Research on Absorption and Climate Field Experiments: * Central Equatorial Pacific Experiment * Indian Ocean Experiment Modeling studies of clouds: * The color of the planet * Climate with enhanced cloud absorption Synthesis of models and aerosol observations: * Development of aerosol assimilation * Application to aerosol/climate interactions 3 Natural and anthropogenic aerosols India, March 2000 California, October 2003 Africa, March 2003 4 Historical and projected sulfate emissions * Emissions from India have tripled in last 20 years of 20 th century..

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Climate Dynamics manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor)  

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in several climate simulations with the ECHO-G atmosphere-ocean gen- eral circulation model (AOGCM in the ECHO-G runs. Keywords Atlantic meridional overturning circulation · Future climate change

Ortega, Pablo

407

Vegetation-climate feedbacks in a greenhouse world  

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...atmospheric CO2 concen- trations on climate.Therefore, complete models of climate, atmosphere and vegetation (earth system models) must incorporate all of these processes. This section will consider the future interactions between vegetation...

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Physics of climate  

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A review of our present understanding of the global climate system, consisting of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere, and their complex interactions and feedbacks is given from the point of view of a physicist. This understanding is based both on real observations and on the results from numerical simulations. The main emphasis in this review is on the atmosphere and oceans. First, balance equations describing the large-scale climate and its evolution in time are derived from the basic thermohydrodynamic laws of classical physics. The observed atmosphere-ocean system is then described by showing how the balances of radiation, mass, angular momentum, water, and energy are maintained during present climatic conditions. Next, a hierarchy of mathematical models that successfully simulate various aspects of the climate is discussed, and examples are given of how three-dimensional general circulation models are being used to increase our understanding of the global climate "machine." Finally, the possible impact of human activities on climate is discussed, with main emphasis on likely future heating due to the release of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

José P. Peixóto and Abraham H. Oort

1984-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Early View (EV): 1-EV Do stream fish track climate change? Assessing distribution shifts  

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not as much as needed to cope with future climate modifications. One of the main challenges for biodiversity

Grenouillet, Gael

410

Do stream fish track climate change? Assessing distribution shifts in recent decades  

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not as much as needed to cope with future climate modifications. One of the main challenges for biodiversity

Grenouillet, Gael

411

Quantifying Environmental Drivers of Future Tropical Forest Extent  

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Future changes in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, and their associated influences on climate, will affect the future sustainability of tropical forests. While dynamic global vegetation models (DGVMs) represent the processes by which ...

Peter Good; Chris Jones; Jason Lowe; Richard Betts; Ben Booth; Chris Huntingford

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Perspective: The Climate-Population-Infrastructure Modeling and Simulation Fertile Area for New Research  

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Managing the risks posed by climate change and extreme weather to energy production and delivery is a challenge to communities worldwide. As climate conditions change, populations will shift, and demand will re-locate; and networked infrastructures will evolve to accommodate new load centers, and, hopefully, minimize vulnerability to natural disaster. Climate effects such as sea level rise, increased frequency and intensity of natural disasters, force populations to move locations. Displaced population creates new demand for built infrastructure that in turn generates new economic activity that attracts new workers and associated households to the new locations. Infrastructures and their interdependencies will change in reaction to climate drivers as the networks expand into new population areas and as portions of the networks are abandoned as people leave. Thus, infrastructures will evolve to accommodate new load centers while some parts of the network are underused, and these changes will create emerging vulnerabilities. Forecasting the location of these vulnerabilities by combining climate predictions and agent based population movement models shows promise for defining these future population distributions and changes in coastal infrastructure configurations. By combining climate and weather data, engineering algorithms and social theory it has been only recently possible to examine electricity demand response to increased climactic temperatures, population relocation in response to extreme cyclonic events, consequent net population changes and new regional patterns in electricity demand. These emerging results suggest a research agenda of coupling these disparate modelling approaches to understand the implications of climate change for protecting the nation s critical infrastructure.

Allen, Melissa R [ORNL; Fernandez, Steven J [ORNL; Walker, Kimberly A [ORNL; Fu, Joshua S [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Market-based mechanisms for climate change adaptation  

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of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency) and the National Climate Change Adaptation Research FacilityMarket-based mechanisms for climate change adaptation Final Report John McAneney, Ryan Crompton FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION Assessing the potential for and limits to insurance and market-based mechanisms

Colorado at Boulder, University of

414

Sandia National Laboratories: Motivating Business to Design a...  

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ClimateECInfrastructure SecurityAnalysisMotivating Business to Design a More Resilient Nation, One Building at a Time Motivating Business to Design a More Resilient Nation, One...

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National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis  

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. These include population density, elevation, vegetation, basic climatic characteristics, and various factors population density and annual average climatic factors. AFRIC/GRID/UNITAR Africa Database", United Nations Environmental Programme, GRID-PAC, P.O. Box 30552, Nairobi, Kenya. UNEP

California at Santa Barbara, University of

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Climate Data Online (CDO) | Data.gov  

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Climate Data Online (CDO) Climate Data Online (CDO) Agriculture Community Menu DATA APPS EVENTS DEVELOPER STATISTICS COLLABORATE ABOUT Agriculture You are here Data.gov » Communities » Agriculture » Data Climate Data Online (CDO) Dataset Summary Description Climate Data online or CDO provides access to climate data products through a simple, searchable online web mapping service. Users can find a variety of NCDC products via CDO including the Global Historical Climatology Network-Daily and the new 1981-2010 Annual, Monthly and Daily 30-year Normals. Tags {"climate data","climatological data","weather data",temperature,precipitation,drought,wind,dewpoint,satellite,hurricane,storm,snow,"climate center","climate research","NCDC National Climatic Data Center","natural resources",environment,water,air,soil,"weather "}

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2nd Week of National Energy Action Month Takes Energy Department Officials to Texas, Missouri and Kansas  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

WASHINGTON—The Department of Energy will continue National Energy Action Month with events next week in Texas, Missouri and Kansas to highlight President Obama’s proclamation calling on stakeholders across the country to work together to combat climate change while spurring job creation and a low-carbon energy future. Throughout October, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and other Department officials are participating in events across the country to emphasize the important role that the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy plays in strengthening America’s economic, environmental and national security future.

418

CP-1: The Past, Present, and Future  

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Lecture presented by C2ST and Argonne National Laboratory on CP1 and the current and future state of nuclear energy.

Dr. Alan Schriesheim; Dr. Mark Peters; Dr. Robert Rosner

2013-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

419

The future of defense and technology  

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This document provides an insight into the future of national defense and the impacts of utilizing technology for improved defensive postures. (FI)

Teller, E.

1991-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

420

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 12/14/07 Analyzing Regional Climate Experiments  

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of future climate and produce high resolution climate change projections using multiple GCM/RCM simulations for weight- ing models and improved projections of regional climate and climate change. · RecognizingAmerican Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 12/14/07 Analyzing Regional Climate

Sain, Steve

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President Obama Announces His Climate Action Plan  

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President Obama Announces His Climate Action Plan Print E-mail President Obama Announces His Climate Action Plan Print E-mail President Obama Announces His Climate Action Plan Monday, July 1, 2013 On Tuesday, June 25, in a speech at Georgetown University, President Obama announced his comprehensive plan for steady, responsible action to cut carbon pollution, prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address climate change as a global challenge. The Plan builds on significant progress made during the Administration's first term on all of these fronts, including those based on the ongoing scientific work of USGCRP's 13 member-agencies, the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force in which USGCRP participates, and USGCRP's National Climate Assessment team.

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Dr. Michael MacCracken, Climate Institute, Washington, DC  

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Achieving International Agreement and Climate Protection by Coordinated Mitigation of Short- and Long-Lived Greenhouse Gases. Presented at the China-US Workshop on the "Climate-Energy Nexus" at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on November 11, 2009.

Dr. Michael MacCracken

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

423

Review of trend analysis and climate change projections of extreme precipitation and floods in Europe  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Summary This paper presents a review of trend analysis of extreme precipitation and hydrological floods in Europe based on observations and future climate projections. The review summaries methods and methodologies applied and key findings from a large number of studies. Reported analyses of observed extreme precipitation and flood records show that there is some evidence of a general increase in extreme precipitation, whereas there are no clear indications of significant trends at large-scale regional or national level of extreme streamflow. Several studies from regions dominated by snowmelt-induced peak flows report decreases in extreme streamflow and earlier spring snowmelt peak flows, likely caused by increasing temperature. The review of likely future changes based on climate projections indicates a general increase in extreme precipitation under a future climate, which is consistent with the observed trends. Hydrological projections of peak flows show large impacts in many areas with both positive and negative changes. A general decrease in flood magnitude and earlier spring floods are projected for catchments with snowmelt-dominated peak flows, which is consistent with the observed trends. Finally, existing guidelines in Europe on design flood and design rainfall estimation are reviewed. The review shows that only few countries have developed guidelines that incorporate a consideration of climate change impacts.

H. Madsen; D. Lawrence; M. Lang; M. Martinkova; T.R. Kjeldsen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Educational Global Climate Change Links  

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Educational Global Climate Change Links Educational Global Climate Change Links Evidence of the importance of global climate change to the future generation is reflected in the increasing number of queries CDIAC receives from students and educators, from a range of educational levels. We have compiled a listing of some sites that we hope will be of interest and of use to those looking for information, fun, ideas, and ways that they can make a difference. These links were chosen because we have found them useful in responding to those with inquiring minds. These links will take the user outside of CDIAC, and are by no means comprehensive. We are not responsible for the content or intent of these outside links. Tools you can use! NOAA's Global Climate Dashboard - The Global Climate Dashboard is

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Deciphering Climate from the Characterization of Ring Width, Carbon, and Oxygen Isotopes in Latewood Tree-Ring Cellulose, Big Thicket National Preserve, Texas, USA  

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for their help with the project. Dr. Mora gave me the opportunity to pursue a Ph.D. in tree-ring chemistry. Dr in Latewood Tree-Ring Cellulose, Big Thicket National Preserve, Texas, USA A Dissertation Presented. Grissino-Mayer mentored me as a new dendrochronologist, and is ultimately the reason I chose tree rings

Grissino-Mayer, Henri D.

426

Climate Change 2007: Mitigation of Climate Change.  

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2007: Mitigation of Climate Change. Full report. WorkingIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change www.webcda.it LaIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change”. Il Rapporto

Schiavon, Stefano; Zecchin, Roberto

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Fermilab | Plan for the Future | Fermilab's Future  

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Fermilab's Future Fermilab's Future 2013-2015 Next Fermilab's research program for 2015 and beyond New facilities at Fermilab, the nation's dedicated particle physics laboratory, would provide thousands of scientists from across the United States and around the world with world-class scientific opportunities. In collaboration with the Department of Energy and the particle physics community, Fermilab is pursuing a strategic plan that addresses fundamental questions about the physical laws that govern matter, energy, space and time. Fermilab is advancing plans for the best facilities in the world for the exploration of neutrinos and rare subatomic processes, far beyond current global capabilities. The proposed construction of a two-megawatt high-intensity proton accelerator, Project X, would enable a comprehensive

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Peru-UNDP Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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UNDP Climate Activities UNDP Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Development Programme Sector Energy, Land Topics Background analysis Country Peru South America References UNDP Climate Project Map[1] UNDP Climate Activities in Peru Integrated and adaptive management of environmental resources and climatic risks in High Andean micro-watersheds Peru National Capacity Self Assessment (Completed) Peru Second National Communication to the UNFCCC Photovoltaic-based Rural Electrification in Peru (complete) Program to substitute domestic consumption of kerosene with Liquid Petroleum Gas, and substitute traditional wood stoves with efficient wood stoves in Peru Promoting sustainable land management in Las Bambas, Peru Regional Project: Leveraging Carbon Finance for Sustainable

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Ghana-UNDP Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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UNDP Climate Activities UNDP Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Development Programme Topics Background analysis Website http://ccmap.undp.org/ Country Ghana Western Africa References UNDP Interactive Climate Projects Map[1] Ghana (17) Climate Change Adaptation Programme Climate Change and Development - Adapting by Reducing Vulnerability (CCDARE) Enhancing Access to Sustainable Energy Services Enhancing Access to Sustainable Energy Services for the Poor in Ghana Ghana National Capacity Assessment (Completed) Ghana: Establishing an Effective and Sustainable Structure for Implementing Multilateral Environment Agreements Ghana: Second national Communication to the UNFCCC Global Village Energy Partnership - Energy for Poverty Reduction Action Plan (Completed)

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climate change | OpenEI  

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climate change climate change Dataset Summary Description This dataset, made available by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), presents summer and winter precipitation for England and Wales, and the percent change from the baseline (1961 - 1990 average). The original source of the data is the Hadley Centre. Source UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Date Released March 12th, 2010 (4 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords climate change precipitation UK Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon 1 Excel file: Precipitation, 1874 - 2009 (xls, 68.1 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment (Does not have "National Statistics" status) Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period 1874 - 2009 License License Other or unspecified, see optional comment below

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Regional Climate Modeling: Progress, Challenges, and Prospects  

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Regional climate modeling with regional climate models (RCMs) has matured over the past decade and allows for meaningful utilization in a broad spectrum of applications. In this paper, latest progresses in regional climate modeling studies are reviewed, including RCM development, applications of RCMs to dynamical downscaling for climate change assessment, seasonal climate predictions and climate process studies, and the study of regional climate predictability. Challenges and potential directions of future research in this important area are discussed, with the focus on those to which less attention has been given previously, such as the importance of ensemble simulations, further development and improvement of regional climate modeling approach, modeling extreme climate events and sub-daily variation of clouds and precipitation, model evaluation and diagnostics, applications of RCMs to climate process studies and seasonal predictions, and development of regional earth system models. It is believed that with both the demonstrated credibility of RCMs’ capability in reproducing not only monthly to seasonal mean climate and interannual variability but also the extreme climate events when driven by good quality reanalysis and the continuous improvements in the skill of global general circulation models (GCMs) in simulating large-scale atmospheric circulation, regional climate modeling will remain an important dynamical downscaling tool for providing the needed information for assessing climate change impacts and seasonal climate predictions, and a powerful tool for improving our understanding of regional climate processes. An internationally coordinated effort can be developed with different focuses by different groups to advance regional climate modeling studies. It is also recognized that since the final quality of the results from nested RCMs depends in part on the realism of the large-scale forcing provided by GCMs, the reduction of errors and improvement in physics parameterizations in both GCMs and RCMs remain a priority for climate modeling community.

Wang, Yuqing; Leung, Lai R.; McGregor, John L.; Lee, Dong-Kyou; Wang, Wei-Chyung; Ding, Yihui; Kimura, Fujio

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geoengineering the Earth's Climate  

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Emergency preparedness is generally considered to be a good thing, yet there is no plan regarding what we might do should we be faced with a climate emergency. Such an emergency could take the form of a rapid shift in precipitation patterns, a collapse of the great ice sheets, the imminent triggering of strong climate system feedbacks, or perhaps the loss of valuable ecosystems. Over the past decade, we have used climate models to investigate the potential to reverse some of the effects of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by deflecting some incoming sunlight back to space. This would probably be most cost-effectively achieved with the placement of small particles in or above the stratosphere. Our model simulations indicate that such geoengineering approaches could potentially bring our climate closer to the state is was in prior to the introduction of greenhouse gases. This talk will present much of what is known about such geoengineering approaches, and raise a range of issues likely to stimulate lively discussion. Speaker: Ken Caldeira Ken Caldeira is a scientist at the Carnegie Institution Department of Global Ecology and a Professor (by courtesy) at the Stanford University Department of Environmental and Earth System Sciences. Previously, he worked for 12 years in the Energy and Environment Directorate at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Department of Energy). His research interests include the numerical simulation of Earth's climate, carbon, and biogeochemistry; ocean acidification; climate emergency response systems; evaluating approaches to supplying environmentally-friendly energy services; ocean carbon sequestration; long-term evolution of climate and geochemical cycles; and marine biogeochemical cycles. Caldeira has a B.A. in Philosophy from Rutgers College and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from New York University.

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2008-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Driving the Future  

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the Future the Future A r g o n n e ' s v e h i c l e s ys t e m s r e s e A r c h 3 2 v e h i c l e s y s t e m s r e s e a r c h At Argonne National Laboratory's Center for Transportation Research, our goal is to accelerate the development and deployment of vehicle technologies that help reduce our nation's petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Our Vehicle Systems research focuses on maximizing vehicle performance and efficiency through in-depth studies of the interactions and integration of components and controls in a large, complex vehicle system. Working with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the automotive industry, we investigate the potential of vehicle technologies ranging from alternative fuels to advanced powertrains, such as plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles. Funding

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The Program for climate Model diagnosis and Intercomparison: 20-th anniversary Symposium  

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Twenty years ago, W. Lawrence (Larry) Gates approached the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Research (now the Office of Science) with a plan to coordinate the comparison and documentation of climate model differences. This effort would help improve our understanding of climate change through a systematic approach to model intercomparison. Early attempts at comparing results showed a surprisingly large range in control climate from such parameters as cloud cover, precipitation, and even atmospheric temperature. The DOE agreed to fund the effort at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in part because of the existing computing environment and because of a preexisting atmospheric science group that contained a wide variety of expertise. The project was named the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI), and it has changed the international landscape of climate modeling over the past 20 years. In spring 2009 the DOE hosted a 1-day symposium to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of PCMDI and to honor its founder, Larry Gates. Through their personal experiences, the morning presenters painted an image of climate science in the 1970s and 1980s, that generated early support from the international community for model intercomparison, thereby bringing PCMDI into existence. Four talks covered Gates���¢��������s early contributions to climate research at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the RAND Corporation, and Oregon State University through the founding of PCMDI to coordinate the Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project (AMIP). The speakers were, in order of presentation, Warren Washington [National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)], Kelly Redmond (Western Regional Climate Center), George Boer (Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis), and Lennart Bengtsson [University of Reading, former director of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)]. The afternoon session emphasized the scientific ideas that are the basis of PCMDI���¢��������s success, summarizing their evolution and impact. Four speakers followed the various PCMDI-supported climate model intercomparison projects, beginning with early work on cloud representations in models, presented by Robert D. Cess (Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Stony Brook University), and then the latest Cloud Feedback Model Intercomparison Projects (CFMIPs) led by Sandrine Bony (Laboratoire de M�������©t�������©orologie Dynamique). Benjamin Santer (LLNL) presented a review of the climate change detection and attribution (D & A) work pioneered at PCMDI, and Gerald A. Meehl (NCAR) ended the day with a look toward the future of climate change research.

Potter, Gerald L; Bader, David C; Riches, Michael; Bamzai, Anjuli; Joseph, Renu

2011-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

435

The potential distribution of the Vulnerable African lion Panthera leo in the face of changing global climate  

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potential distributions were predicted by projecting ecological niche models onto three climate scenarios of future greenhouse gas emissions based on eight climate models for the years 2040–2070. The prediction was of relative range stability into the future...

Peterson, A. Townsend; Radocy, Thomas

2014-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

436

Climate uncertainty and implications for U.S. state-level risk assessment through 2050.  

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Decisions for climate policy will need to take place in advance of climate science resolving all relevant uncertainties. Further, if the concern of policy is to reduce risk, then the best-estimate of climate change impacts may not be so important as the currently understood uncertainty associated with realizable conditions having high consequence. This study focuses on one of the most uncertain aspects of future climate change - precipitation - to understand the implications of uncertainty on risk and the near-term justification for interventions to mitigate the course of climate change. We show that the mean risk of damage to the economy from climate change, at the national level, is on the order of one trillion dollars over the next 40 years, with employment impacts of nearly 7 million labor-years. At a 1% exceedance-probability, the impact is over twice the mean-risk value. Impacts at the level of individual U.S. states are then typically in the multiple tens of billions dollar range with employment losses exceeding hundreds of thousands of labor-years. We used results of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report 4 (AR4) climate-model ensemble as the referent for climate uncertainty over the next 40 years, mapped the simulated weather hydrologically to the county level for determining the physical consequence to economic activity at the state level, and then performed a detailed, seventy-industry, analysis of economic impact among the interacting lower-48 states. We determined industry GDP and employment impacts at the state level, as well as interstate population migration, effect on personal income, and the consequences for the U.S. trade balance.

Loose, Verne W.; Lowry, Thomas Stephen; Malczynski, Leonard A.; Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Stamber, Kevin Louis; Kelic, Andjelka; Backus, George A.; Warren, Drake E.; Zagonel, Aldo A.; Ehlen, Mark Andrew; Klise, Geoffrey T.; Vargas, Vanessa N.

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Buildings of the Future  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are developing a vision for future buildings—at least one hundred years from today—based on the collective views of thought leaders. As part of this effort, we will explore technology and demographic trends that could revolutionize the built environment across energy, water, environment, resilient design, health, security, and productivity.

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Neutron reactions and climate uncertainties earn Los Alamos scientists...  

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DOE Early Career awards Neutron reactions and climate uncertainties earn Los Alamos scientists DOE Early Career awards Marian Jandel and Nathan Urban are among the 61 national...

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UNEP Climate Change Resource Kit | Open Energy Information  

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Resource Kit Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: UNEP Climate Change Resource Kit AgencyCompany Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Sector:...

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Posters Cloud Parameterizations in Global Climate Models: The...  

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3 Posters Cloud Parameterizations in Global Climate Models: The Role of Aerosols J. E. Penner and C. C. Chuang Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, California...

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ClimateTechWiki | Open Energy Information  

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ClimateTechWiki ClimateTechWiki Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: ClimateTechWiki - a clean technology platform Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Development Programme, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, Joint Implementation Network (JIN), United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP-Risoe Centre, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership, Netherlands Government Partner: Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) Sector: Climate, Energy Focus Area: Non-renewable Energy, Agriculture, Biomass, Buildings, Energy Efficiency, Forestry, Geothermal, Greenhouse Gas, Ground Source Heat Pumps, Hydrogen, Industry, Solar, Transportation, Water Power, Wind Phase: Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan, Create Early Successes, Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed

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National Hydropower Association Annual Conference  

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Join industry leaders, state and federal regulatory officials, and key legislative staff to discuss technology, policy and future development options for the hydropower industry at the National...

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Are there pre-Quaternary geological analogues for a future greenhouse warming?  

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...the qualities of climate and Earth system models used to predict future climate...archives to confront climate and Earth system models highlights the value of palaeoclimatology...current generation of climate and Earth system models. This is essential if we are...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Change & Health: What Clinicians Need to Know  

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Climate Change & Health: What Clinicians Need to Know Thomas B. Newman, MD, MPH Professor There are "co-benefits" to doing them 2 #12;1. It's real 3 #12;"Climate change is the biggest global health distant future but in our lifetimes and those of our children." --The Lancet, 11/09 Source: http://www.thelancet.com/climate-change

Yamamoto, Keith

445

Climate change and British woodland: what does the  

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Climate change and British woodland: what does the future hold? Mark Broadmeadow, Duncan Ray, Louise Sing and Liz Poulsom There is now convincing evidence that the climate is changing the last ice-age. The potentially serious consequences of predicted climate change for British woodland

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Natural Climate Variability Michael Ghil  

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periodic (often called quasi-periodic) variations in Earth's orbit around the Sun affect the intensity-gas concentrations in the atmosphere, such as that of carbon dioxide (CO2), will increase surface temperatures through the greenhouse effect (see Projection of Future Changes in Climate, Volume 1). This temperature

Ghil, Michael

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UNEP-Southeast Asia Climate Change Network | Open Energy Information  

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Asia Climate Change Network Asia Climate Change Network Jump to: navigation, search Logo: UNEP-Southeast Asia Climate Change Network Name UNEP-Southeast Asia Climate Change Network Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Environment Programme Partner Government of Finland Sector Climate Topics Policies/deployment programs Website http://hqweb.unep.org/climatec Country Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam UN Region South-Eastern Asia References UNEP-Southeast Asia Climate Change Network[1] UNEP-Southeast Asia Climate Change Network Screenshot "Working primarily through the UNFCCC National Climate Change Focal Points designated in each country and mobilizing other key actors, the Southeast Asia Climate Change Network (SEAN-CC) - a UNEP initiative funded by the

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Renewable Energy and Climate Change  

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN) at http://srren.ipcc-wg3.de/ (May 2011 electronic version; printed form ISBN 978-1-107-60710-1, 2012). More than 130 scientists contributed to the report.* The SRREN assessed existing literature on the future potential of renewable energy for the mitigation of climate change within a portfolio of mitigation options including energy conservation and efficiency, fossil fuel switching, RE, nuclear and carbon capture and storage (CCS). It covers the six most important renewable energy technologies - bioenergy, direct solar, geothermal, hydropower, ocean and wind, as well as their integration into present and future energy systems. It also takes into consideration the environmental and social consequences associated with these technologies, the cost and strategies to overcome technical as well as non-technical obstacles to their application and diffusion.

Chum, H. L.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Descriptive Analysis of the Global Climate System and Predictive Modeling for Uncertainty Reduction in Climate Projections using Complex Networks  

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in Climate Projections using Complex Networks Karsten Steinhaeuser (ksteinha@nd.edu) Department of Computer focuses mainly on the second of these objectives, namely, projections of changes in regional climate and their impacts on natural and man-made systems. Traditionally, projections of future climate are based primarily

Chawla, Nitesh V.

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NASA IS LATE ON CLIMATE MISSIONS  

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NASA IS LATE ON CLIMATE MISSIONS ... The projects would cost roughly $1.5 billion and benefit NASA, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Geological Survey. ... A 19-member committee urged NASA to focus on 15 high-priority climate-observing missions and to start the four most important ones, dubbed “Tier 1,” as early as 2010. ...

DAVID PITTMAN

2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Boston University Seminar Series on Climate Change  

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Boston University Seminar Series on Climate Change Free and open to the public Thursdays, September for Societal Change Matthew Nisbet, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Public Policy and Urban National Assessments of Climate Change Tony Janetos, Professor of Earth and Environment and Director

Marchant, David R.

452

Climate change: Update on international negotiations  

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This paper outlines the following: United Nations` framework convention on climatic change; the United States` climate change action plan; current issues to be resolved (targets/timetables, policies, advancing commitments of all parties, and compliance); and implications for clean coal technologies.

Silverman, L. [Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Policy

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

453

ATNI Tribal Leaders Summit on Climate Change  

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The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) is hosting the Tribal Leaders Summit on Climate Change conference. The conference will share tribal strategies, plans, and regional, national, and international policies on climate change, energy and carbon emissions as well as discuss tribal needs and funding opportunities.

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Climate Systems and Climate Change Is Climate Change Real?  

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Chapter 10 Climate Systems and Climate Change #12;Is Climate Change Real? 1980 1898 2005 2003 #12;Arctic Sea Ice Changes #12;Observed Global Surface Air Temperature #12;! Current climate: weather station data, remote sensing data, numerical modeling using General Circulation Models (GCM) ! Past climate

Pan, Feifei

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Transformational adaptation when incremental adaptations to climate change are insufficient  

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...1 : 35 – 41 . 48 Dietz S Hope C Patmore N ( 2007 ) Some economics of “dangerous” climate change: Reflections on the Stern Review . Global...Washington , Seattle ). 70 National Research Council ( 2008 ) Desalination: A National Perspective ( Natl Acad Press , Washington...

Robert W. Kates; William R. Travis; Thomas J. Wilbanks

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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President Barack Obama at UN Climate Change Summit  

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In his first address to the United Nations as Commander-in- Chief, President Obama addresses the pressing issue of climate change. The one-day UN summit brought together delegations from 90 nations. September 22, 2009 (Public Domain)

Obama, Barack

2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: WRI Climate Analysis Indicators Tool Agency/Company /Organization: World Resources Institute Sector: Climate, Energy, Land Topics: GHG inventory Resource Type: Dataset, Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: cait.wri.org/ Language: English WRI Climate Analysis Indicators Tool Screenshot References: Climate Analysis Indicators Tool[1] CAIT is the Climate Analysis Indicators Tool -- an information and analysis tool on global climate change. It provides a comprehensive and comparable database of greenhouse gas emissions data (including all major sources and sinks) and other climate-relevant indicators. CAIT can be used to analyze a wide range of climate-related data questions and to help support future

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Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility | Argonne  

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Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility Argonne scientists study climate change 1 of 22 Argonne scientists study climate change The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science provided $60 million in ARRA funding for climate research to the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility, a DOE national user facility that has been operating climate observing sites around the world for nearly two decades. These sites help scientists study clouds and their influence on the sun's radiant energy, which heats our planet. Above is one of the purchases: the Vaisala Present Weather Detector. It optically measures visibility, present weather, precipitation intensity, and precipitation type. It provides a measure of current weather conditions by combining measurements from three

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Buildings and Climate Change | Open Energy Information  

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Buildings and Climate Change Buildings and Climate Change Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Buildings and Climate Change Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings Topics: Policies/deployment programs, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Publications, Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.unep.org/sbci/pdfs/SBCI-BCCSummary.pdf Buildings and Climate Change Screenshot References: Buildings and Climate Change[1] "This report - Buildings & Climate Change: A Summary for Decision-makers draws together the findings of three years of research by UNEP's Sustainable Buildings & Climate Initiative (SBCI) and it's partners. It sets out priority actions that can be taken by policy makers and industry

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Estimating the Effects of Climate Change on Federal Hydropower and Power Marketing  

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The U.S. Department of Energy is currently preparing an assessment of the effects of climate change on federal hydropower, as directed by Congress in Section 9505 of the Secure Water Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-11). This paper describes the assessment approach being used in a Report to Congress currently being prepared by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The 9505 assessment will examine climate change effects on water available for hydropower operations and the future power supplies marketed from federal hydropower projects. It will also include recommendations from the Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs) on potential changes in operation or contracting practices that could address these effects and risks of climate change. Potential adaption and mitigation strategies will also be identified. Federal hydropower comprises approximately half of the U.S. hydropower portfolio. The results from the 9505 assessment will promote better understanding among federal dam owners/operators of the sensitivity of their facilities to water availability, and it will provide a basis for planning future actions that will enable adaptation to climate variability and change. The end-users of information are Congressional members, their staff, the PMAs and their customers, federal dam owners/operators, and the DOE Water Power Program.

Sale, Michael J [ORNL; Kao, Shih-Chieh [ORNL; Uria Martinez, Rocio [ORNL; Wei, Yaxing [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar magnetic fields and terrestrial climate  

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Solar irradiance is considered one of the main natural factors affecting terrestrial climate, and its variations are included in most numerical models estimating the effects of natural versus anthropogenic factors for climate change. Solar wind causing geomagnetic disturbances is another solar activity agent whose role in climate change is not yet fully estimated but is a subject of intense research. For the purposes of climate modeling, it is essential to evaluate both the past and the future variations of solar irradiance and geomagnetic activity which are ultimately due to the variations of solar magnetic fields. Direct measurements of solar magnetic fields are available for a limited period, but can be reconstructed from geomagnetic activity records. Here we present a reconstruction of total solar irradiance based on geomagnetic data, and a forecast of the future irradiance and geomagnetic activity relevant for the expected climate change.

Georgieva, Katya; Kirov, Boian

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Study Climate and Global Change  

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What We Study How We Study Prepare The Nation For Change Assess the U.S. Climate Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally Study Climate and Global Change Print E-mail Deforestation What is global change? "Global change" refers to changes in the global environment that may alter the capacity of the Earth to sustain life. This includes alterations in: Climate Land productivity Oceans or other water resources Atmospheric chemistry Ecological systems Demographic and socioeconomic trends What is global change research? According to the Global Change Research Act of 1990, "Global change research" refers to the study, monitoring, assessment, prediction, and information management activities used to describe and understand the:

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Kenya-UNDP Climate Activities | Open Energy Information  

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UNDP Climate Activities UNDP Climate Activities Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Development Programme Sector Energy, Land Topics Background analysis UN Region Eastern Africa References UNDP Climate Projects Map [1] UNDP Climate Projects in Kenya Coping with Drought & Climate Change Coping with Drought & Climate Change Coping with drought and climate change Coping with Drought and Climate Change Coping with Drought and Climate Change (4KEN05410) Development and Implementation of a Standards and Labelling Programme in Kenya Kenya Sustainable Transport Development: "Road Bypass Constructions" on Major Urban Centres along the Northern Corridor in Kenya Regional Project Building capacity in sub-Saharan Africa to respond to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC (Completed)

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Climate Vision: Presidential Statements  

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on Major Economies Forum Declaration on Major Economies Forum Declaration G-8 Press Conference Room L'Aquila, Italy July 9, 2009 (Read the White House Press page.) THE PRESIDENT: Buona sera, good afternoon. We have just finished a productive meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Change, and I'd like to begin by recognizing Prime Minister Berlusconi for co-chairing this forum, as well as the extraordinary hospitality that he, his team, and the people of L'Aquila and the people of Italy have shown us during this stay. We are very grateful to all of you. I also want to thank the 17 other leaders who participated. We had a candid and open discussion about the growing threat of climate change and what our nations must do -- both individually and collectively -- to address it. And while we don't expect to solve this problem in one

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Review: Global Climate Change  

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introduction to global climate change, the greenhouseReview: Global Climate Change: A Primer By Orrin H PilkeyPilkey, Keith C. Global Climate Change: a primer. Durham,

Smith, Jennifer

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Announces $15 Million to Integrate Affordable Solar Energy into Nation’s Electrical Grid  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Supporting the goals of the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department today announced $15 million in available funding to help integrate distributed, on-site solar energy systems into the nation’s electrical grid.

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Designing future cities | Argonne National Laboratory  

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power streaming into our homes and businesses is a balanced coordination between energy suppliers and energy producers. To provide planners with better energy demand forecasts...

468

The future of the national?laboratories  

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...research and development corporations (FFRDCs). * Not including Bettis, Hanford, and Knolls, former FFRDCs, which were decertified...TBLFN> Not including Bettis, Hanford, and Knolls, former FFRDCs, which were decertified...

Linda R. Cohen; Roger G. Noll

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Climate Projections Using Bayesian Model Averaging and Space-Time Dependence  

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Climate Projections Using Bayesian Model Averaging and Space-Time Dependence K. Sham Bhat, Murali Haran, Adam Terando, and Klaus Keller. Abstract Projections of future climatic changes are a key input to the design of climate change mitiga- tion and adaptation strategies. Current climate change projections

Haran, Murali

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Post 2012 Climate Regime | Open Energy Information  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Post 2012 Climate Regime Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Post 2012 Climate Regime: How Industrial and Developing Nations Can Help to Reduce Emissions- Assessing Emission Trends, Reduction Potentials, Incentive Systems and Negotiation Options Agency/Company /Organization: Umwelt Bundes Amt Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Industry Topics: GHG inventory, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Publications Website: www.umweltdaten.de/publikationen/fpdf-l/3954.pdf Post 2012 Climate Regime: How Industrial and Developing Nations Can Help to Reduce Emissions- Assessing Emission Trends, Reduction Potentials, Incentive Systems and Negotiation Options Screenshot

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Climate Technology Initiative Feed | Open Energy Information  

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Initiative Feed Initiative Feed Jump to: navigation, search Home | About | Inventory | Partnerships | Capacity Building | Webinars | Reports | Events | News | List Serve CLEAN Member Feeds Center for Environment and National Security at Scripps Centro de Energías Renovables (CER) The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) ClimateWorks Foundation Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN) Ecofys Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) Energy Sector Management Assistance Program of the World Bank (ESMAP) Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA-TM) German Aerospace Center (DLR) German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP)

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The Climate Registry | Open Energy Information  

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Registry Registry Jump to: navigation, search Logo: The Climate Registry Name The Climate Registry Address 601 W. 5th Street, Suite 220 Place Los Angeles, CA Zip 90071 Website http://www.theclimateregistry. No information has been entered for this organization. Add Organization Overview "The Climate Registry is a nonprofit collaboration among North American states, provinces, territories and Native Sovereign Nations that sets consistent and transparent standards to calculate, verify and publicly report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into a single registry. The Registry supports both voluntary and mandatory reporting programs and provides comprehensive, accurate data to reduce GHG emissions. The Climate Registry encourages voluntary early actions to increase energy

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Climate Financing Options | Open Energy Information  

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Financing Options Financing Options Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Climate Financing Options Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank Sector: Climate Focus Area: People and Policy Phase: Bring the Right People Together, Create a Vision, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan, Develop Finance and Implement Projects Topics: Finance, Implementation, Low emission development planning, -LEDS, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Case studies/examples, Guide/manual, Training materials Website: www.climatefinanceoptions.org/cfo/ Language: English References: Climate Finance Options[1] New climate finance tool for developing countries[2] "This Platform aims at providing comprehensive guidance on financial

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National Energy Policy  

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National Energy Policy National Energy Policy Reliable, Affordable, and Environmentally Sound Energy for America's Future Report of the National Energy Policy Development Group "The National Energy Policy released today by President Bush marks an historic first step to addressing long-neglected energy challenges. Given our growing economy and rising standard of living we are faced with an energy crisis. The President's National Energy Plan balances America's supply needs through technology, diversity of supply and conservation and paves the way for America's energy future." -- Secretary of Energy, Spencer Abraham Complete Report of the National Energy Policy Development Group [PDF-2500KB] By individual chapter: Foreword [PDF-224KB] Overview [PDF-142KB] Chapter 1 - Taking Stock [PDF-1070KB]

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ClimateWorks Feed | Open Energy Information  

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ClimateWorks Feed ClimateWorks Feed Jump to: navigation, search Home | About | Inventory | Partnerships | Capacity Building | Webinars | Reports | Events | News | List Serve CLEAN Member Feeds Center for Environment and National Security at Scripps Centro de Energías Renovables (CER) The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) ClimateWorks Foundation Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN) Ecofys Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) Energy Sector Management Assistance Program of the World Bank (ESMAP) Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA-TM) German Aerospace Center (DLR) German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP)

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Climate Vision: Presidential Statements - June 11, 2001  

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President Bush Discusses Global Climate Change President Bush Discusses Global Climate Change June 11, 2001 THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. I've just met with senior members of my administration who are working to develop an effective and science-based approach to addressing the important issues of global climate change. This is an issue that I know is very important to the nations of Europe, which I will be visiting for the first time as President. The earth's well-being is also an issue important to America. And it's an issue that should be important to every nation in every part of our world. The issue of climate change respects no border. Its effects cannot be reined in by an army nor advanced by any ideology. Climate change, with its potential to impact every corner of the world, is an issue that must be

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Dynamics of Arctic and Sub-Arctic Climate and Atmospheric Circulation: Diagnosis of Mechanisms and Biases Using Data Assimilation  

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This is the final report for DOE grant DE-FG02-07ER64434 to Eric DeWeaver at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The overall goal of work performed under this grant is to enhance understanding of simulations of present-day climate and greenhouse gas-induced climate change. Enhanced understanding is desirable 1) as a prerequisite for improving simulations; 2) for assessing the credibility of model simulations and their usefulness as tools for decision support; and 3) as a means to identify robust behaviors which commonly occur over a wide range of models, and may yield insights regarding the dominant physical mechanisms which determine mean climate and produce climate change. A furthe objective is to investigate the use of data assimilation as a means for examining and correcting model biases. Our primary focus is on the Arctic, but the scope of the work was expanded to include the global climate system to the extent that research targets of opportunity present themselves. Research performed under the grant falls into five main research areas: 1) a study of data assimilation using an ensemble filter with the atmospheric circulation model of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, in which both conventional observations and observations of the refraction of radio waves from GPS satellites were used to constrain the atmospheric state of the model; 2) research on the likely future status of polar bears, in which climate model simluations were used to assess the effectiveness of climate change mitigation efforts in preserving the habitat of polar bears, now considered a threatened species under global warming; 3) as assessment of the credibility of Arctic sea ice thickness simulations from climate models; 4) An examination of the persistence and reemergence of Northern Hemisphere sea ice area anomalies in climate model simulations and in observations; 5) An examination of the roles played by changes in net radiation and surface relative humidity in determine the response of the hydrological cycle to global warming.

Eric T. DeWeaver

2010-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Bioenergy: America's Energy Future  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

Bioenergy: America's Energy Future is a short documentary film showcasing examples of bioenergy innovations across the biomass supply chain and the United States. The film highlights a few stories of individuals and companies who are passionate about achieving the promise of biofuels and addressing the challenges of developing a thriving bioeconomy. This outreach product supports media initiatives to expand the public's understanding of the bioenergy industry and sustainable transportation and was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Green Focus Films, and BCS, Incorporated.

Nelson, Bruce; Volz, Sara; Male, Johnathan; Wolfson, Johnathan; Pray, Todd; Mayfield, Stephen; Atherton, Scott; Weaver, Brandon

2014-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Bioenergy: America's Energy Future  

SciTech Connect

Bioenergy: America's Energy Future is a short documentary film showcasing examples of bioenergy innovations across the biomass supply chain and the United States. The film highlights a few stories of individuals and companies who are passionate about achieving the promise of biofuels and addressing the challenges of developing a thriving bioeconomy. This outreach product supports media initiatives to expand the public's understanding of the bioenergy industry and sustainable transportation and was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Green Focus Films, and BCS, Incorporated.

Nelson, Bruce; Volz, Sara; Male, Johnathan; Wolfson, Johnathan; Pray, Todd; Mayfield, Stephen; Atherton, Scott; Weaver, Brandon

2014-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Sea-Level Rise, El Niño, And The Future Of The California Coastline  

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City of Santa Barbara Sea-Level Rise Vulnerability Study.Projecting future sea level rise. California Climate Changeand responses to sea level rise. In Understanding Sea Level

Russell, Nicole Lian

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation: Transport Sector | Open Energy  

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Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation: Transport Sector Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation: Transport Sector Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation: Transport Sector Agency/Company /Organization: Global Environment Facility, United Nations Environment Programme Sector: Energy, Climate Focus Area: Transportation Topics: Low emission development planning Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: tech-action.org/Guidebooks/TNAhandbook_Transport.pdf Cost: Free Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation: Transport Sector Screenshot References: Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation: Transport Sector[1] "The options outlined in this guidebook are designed to assist you in the process of developing transport services and facilities in your countries

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Downscaling CMIP5 climate models shows increased tropical cyclone activity over the 21st century  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A recently developed technique for simulating large [O(10[superscript 4])] numbers of tropical cyclones in climate states described by global gridded data is applied to simulations of historical and future climate states ...

Emanuel, Kerry Andrew

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Climate Change Impacts on Extreme Events in the United States: An Uncertainty Analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Extreme weather and climate events, such as heat waves, droughts and severe precipitation events, have substantial impacts on ecosystems and the economy. However, future climate simulations display large uncertainty in ...

Monier, Erwan

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Climate model dependence and the Ensemble Dependence Transformation of CMIP projections  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Obtaining multiple estimates of future climate for a given emissions scenario is key to understanding the likelihood and uncertainty associated with climate-related impacts. This is typically done by collating model estimates from different ...

Abramowitz; G.Bishop; C. H.

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Moving towards climate-smart flood management in Bangkok and Tokyo  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Managing the impacts of climate change is no longer a concern of the future, but a significant reality of the present. Preparing for, and mitigating extreme weather events and adapting to the gradual shift in climatic ...

Takemoto, Shoko, M.C.P. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Strategy for Process-Oriented Validation of Coupled Chemistry–Climate Models  

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Accurate and reliable predictions and an understanding of future changes in the stratosphere are major aspects of the subject of climate change. Simulating the interaction between chemistry and climate is of particular importance, because ...

V. Eyring; N. R. P. Harris; M. Rex; T. G. Shepherd; D. W. Fahey; G. T. Amanatidis; J. Austin; M. P. Chipperfield; M. Dameris; P. M. De F. Forster; A. Gettelman; H. F. Graf; T. Nagashima; P. A. Newman; S. Pawson; M. J. Prather; J. A. Pyle; R. J. Salawitch; B. D. Santer; D. W. Waugh

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon dioxide and climate  

SciTech Connect

Scientific and public interest in greenhouse gases, climate warming, and global change virtually exploded in 1988. The Department's focused research on atmospheric CO{sub 2} contributed sound and timely scientific information to the many questions produced by the groundswell of interest and concern. Research projects summarized in this document provided the data base that made timely responses possible, and the contributions from participating scientists are genuinely appreciated. In the past year, the core CO{sub 2} research has continued to improve the scientific knowledge needed to project future atmospheric CO{sub 2} concentrations, to estimate climate sensitivity, and to assess the responses of vegetation to rising concentrations of CO{sub 2} and to climate change. The Carbon Dioxide Research Program's goal is to develop sound scientific information for policy formulation and governmental action in response to changes of atmospheric CO{sub 2}. The Program Summary describes projects funded by the Carbon Dioxide Research Program during FY 1990 and gives a brief overview of objectives, organization, and accomplishments.

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1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Climate Change and Extinctions  

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Lectures presents: Climate Change and Extinctions Happening2013. He will present a climate change extinction model that

Sinervo, Barry

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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International Energy and Climate Initiative - Energy+ | Open Energy  

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Initiative - Energy+ Initiative - Energy+ Jump to: navigation, search Name International Energy and Climate Initiative - Energy+ Agency/Company /Organization Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs Partner Government of Kenya, Government of Bhutan, Government of Liberia, Government of Ethiopia, Government of Maldives, Government of Senegal, Government of Morocco, Government of Tanzania, Government of Nepal, Government of United Kingdom, Government of France, Government of Denmark, Government of Switzerland, Government of The Netherlands, Government of Republic of Korea, Government of Norway, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), International Energy Agency (IEA), Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP), ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), International Hydropower Association (IHA), World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), United Nations Foundation (UNF), Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP), World Wildlife Fund, Friends of the Earth Norway, Practical Action UK, World Future Council, Bellona

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Climate Knowledge Brokers Group | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Knowledge Brokers Group Climate Knowledge Brokers Group (Redirected from Knowledge Brokers Workshop) Jump to: navigation, search Home | 2013 Workshop | Previous Events | CKB Snapshots | Collaborative Projects | Shared Tools What is the CKB Group? The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group is an emerging alliance of around 50 of the leading global, regional and national websites specialising in climate and development information. It brings together a diverse set of information players, from international organisations to research institutes, NGOs and good practice networks, and covers the full breadth of climate related themes. The focus is on primarily online initiatives, and those that play an explicit knowledge brokerage role, rather than being simply institutional websites. Its goal is to improve access to climate information by coordinating and

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Future Prospects of Synthetic Fuels  

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It is important for the future of this nation to reach the goal of demonstrated definition and quantification of the parameters which influence the ability to use this country's vast resources of coal and oil shale for production of synthetic fuels...

Fryback, M. G.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary Market Assessment for Cold Climate Heat Pumps  

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Cold climate heat pump (HP) technology is relevant to a substantial portion of the U.S. population, especially with more than one-third of U.S. housing stock concentrated in colder regions of the country and another 31% in the mixed-humid climate region. Specifically, it is estimated that in 2010 almost 1.37 million heating equipment units were shipped to the cold/very cold climate regions and that 1.41 million were shipped to the nation s mixed-humid region. On a national level, the trend in the last decade has indicated that shipments of gas furnaces have grown at a slower rate than HPs. This indicates a potential opportunity for the cold climate HP, a technology that may be initially slow to penetrate its potential market because of the less expensive operating and first costs of gas furnaces. Anticipated implementation of regional standards could also negatively affect gas furnace shipments, especially with the higher initial cost for more efficient gas furnaces. However, as of 2011, the fact that there are more than 500 gas furnace product models that already achieve the expected efficiency standard indicates that satisfying the regional standard will be a challenge but not an obstacle. A look at the heating fuel and equipment currently being used in the housing stock provides an insight into the competing equipment that cold climate HPs hope to replace. The primary target market for the cold climate HP is the 2.6 million U.S. homes using electric furnaces and HPs in the cold/very cold region. It is estimated that 4.75% of these homeowners either replace or buy new heating equipment in a given year. Accordingly, the project team could infer that the cold climate HP primary market is composed of 123,500 replacements of electric furnaces and conventional air-to-air HPs annually. A secondary housing market for the cold climate HP comprises homes in the mixed-humid region of the country that are using electric furnaces. Homes using gas furnaces across both the cold/very cold and mixed-humid regions represent another secondary market for the cold climate HP. The cold climate HP could also target as a secondary market homes across both the cold/very cold and mixed-humid regions that use propane and fuel oil as their primary heating fuel. The combined total of homes in these three secondary markets is 46 million, and we can also infer that about 2.2 million of these systems are replaced annually. When comparing heating equipment stock in 2001, 2005, and 2009 in the cold/very cold region of the country, it appears that gas furnaces are slowly losing market share and that electric furnaces and HPs are making gains. The fact that electricity-dependent heating equipment is rising in preference among homeowners in the colder regions of the country shows that future penetration of the cold climate HP holds promise. Accordingly, cold climate HP technology could achieve an attractive position, given certain favorable market conditions such as reaching a competitive cost point, strong federal incentives, a consistent level of reliable performance, and a product rollout by a credible market leader. The project team relied on payback analysis to estimate the potential market penetration for the cold climate HP in each of its primary and secondary markets. In this analysis, we assumed a $250 price premium for the cold climate HP over the baseline HP. Electricity and gas prices and emissions were based on the 2010 Buildings Energy Data Book. The average heating load was calculated as 25.2 MMBTU per year in the cold/very cold and mixed-humid regions of the United States. Typical installed costs were obtained from the technical document supporting the U.S. Department of Energy rulemaking. The analysis showed that the cold climate HP will have a 2.2 year payback period when replacing an existing electric HP in the colder regions of the nation. The cold climate HP will have a 6 year payback period when replacing gas furnaces in the same climate regions. Accordingly, we estimated that the cold climate HP will have a penetration ratio rangin

Sikes, Karen [Sentech, Inc.; Khowailed, Gannate [Sentech, Inc.; Abdelaziz, Omar [ORNL

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Uncertainty in climate science and climate policy  

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This essay, written by a statistician and a climate scientist, describes our view of the gap that exists between current practice in mainstream climate science, and the practical needs of policymakers charged with exploring possible interventions in the context of climate change. By `mainstream' we mean the type of climate science that dominates in universities and research centres, which we will term `academic' climate science, in contrast to `policy' climate science; aspects of this distinction will become clearer in what follows. In a nutshell, we do not think that academic climate science equips climate scientists to be as helpful as they might be, when involved in climate policy assessment. Partly, we attribute this to an over-investment in high resolution climate simulators, and partly to a culture that is uncomfortable with the inherently subjective nature of climate uncertainty.

Rougier, Jonathan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Satellite remote sensing, biodiversity research and conservation of the future  

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...our special issue entitled Satellite Remote Sensing for Biodiversity...on the future prospects of satellite remote sensing for biodiversity...powerful understanding of weather and climate, along with other...conservation agendas [24]. Satellite remote sensing, on the other...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainty in future carbon emissions : a preliminary exploration  

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In order to analyze competing policy approaches for addressing global climate change, a wide variety of economic-energy models are used to project future carbon emissions under various policy scenarios. Due to uncertainties ...

Webster, Mort David.

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Climate-Energy Nexus  

SciTech Connect

The 140-page published proceedings of the workshop include individual articles and PowerPoint slides for all workshop presentations. The proceedings also contain pertinent background information on the China-US Joint Research Center, partnering organizations, and workshop goals and objectives. Overall, the workshop increased the understanding of the impacts of climate change on energy use and renewable energy production as well as the complex relationships among land use, energy production, and ecological restoration. The workshop served as an international platform for scientists and students of different research backgrounds to develop a unified perspective on energy and climate relationships. Such understanding will benefit future cooperation between China and the US in mitigating global climate change. The workshop’s agenda, which is highly interdisciplinary, explored many potential opportunities for international collaboration in ecosystem management, climate modeling, greenhouse gas emissions, and bioenergy sustainability. International research groups have been suggested in the areas of genomes and biotechnology of energy plants, sustainable management of soil and water resources, carbon sequestration, and microbial processes for ecological cycles. The project has attracted considerable attention from institutes beyond the China-US Joint Research Center partners, and several of them (such as Institute of Qing-Tibet Plateau Research, Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Institute of Applied Ecology, CAS) have expressed interest in joining the partnership. In addition, the workshop played a significant role in facilitating establishment of private-public partnerships between government and private bioenergy companies (such as L.R. Shugarts and Associates, Inc.), including seed providers (Blade Energy Crops, Thousand Oaks, CA), pilot demonstration projects at coal-producing cities (e.g., Huaibei, Anhui province, China), and the development of methodology for assessment of the sustainable production of biofuels (such as life-cycle analysis, sustainability metrics, and land-use policy). Establishment of two US-China scientific research networks in the area of bioenergy and environmental science is a significant result of the workshop.

Gary Sayler; Randall Gentry; Jie Zhuang

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: News - NREL Scientists Win Dan David Prize in Future Category  

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0607 0607 NREL Scientists Win Dan David Prize in Future Category Pioneering work on super-efficient solar cells earns international honor March 6, 2007 See an interview with Jerry Olson and Sarah Kurtz about their pioneering work on super-efficient solar cells at NREL. Two scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory have been named Dan David Prize Laureates for 2007. Jerry Olson and Sarah Kurtz will receive their award in a March 8 ceremony in Paris. The NREL scientists will share the $1 million prize in the Future Time Dimension: Quest for Energy with NASA climate scientist James Hansen. Olson and Kurtz were selected for their "exceptional and profound contributions to the field of photovoltaic energy," the prize committee

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Our Focus is on YOUR Future  

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) EE Degree = Secure Future An EE degree from the University of Michigan will open doors to hundreds (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Prevalence of Jobs Opportunities for electrical engineers, satellites, satellite imaging, nanotechnology & nanoelectronics, new and improved medical procedures

Eustice, Ryan

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Biomass 2014: Growing the Future Bioeconomy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Register for Biomass 2014 today and don’t miss your chance to take part in this important event that will help move the nation to a more secure, sustainable, and economically sound future.

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Climate Change | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

September 17, 2013 September 17, 2013 SEAB Climate Action Plan A presentation on the Climate Action Plan presented by Dr. Jonathan Pershing, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Change at the U.S. Department of Energy. September 17, 2013 #CleanTechNow: America's Clean Energy Revolution A new Energy Department report shows how cost reductions and product improvements have sparked a surge in consumer demand for wind turbines, solar panels, electric vehicles and LED lighting. September 17, 2013 Revolution Now: The Future Arrives for Four Clean Energy Technologies This report focuses on four technology revolutions that are here today. In the last five years they have achieved dramatic reductions in cost and this has been accompanied by a surge in consumer, industrial and commercial