The amount of publicly available resources relating to climate change has become overwhelming in recent years. To help you find reputable resources of relevance to you, this section has been designed to provide a comprehensive collection of key reports, presentations, web resources, and other media in an easy to search interface. The full listing of resources is provided below and can be filtered by selecting a particular category and file type of interest to you. Keywords may also be entered to search titles and descriptions. This section is updated regularly, so please check back for more resources as they become available. If you have any suggestions on new resources to add, you can reach us at .

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10 Things You Should Know

Energy and water are woven into our daily lives and strongly linked to one another. Producing energy uses water, and providing freshwater uses energy. Both these processes face growing limits and problems. In most power plants, water cools the steam that spins the electricity-generating turbines. Refining transportation fuels requires water, as does producing fuels?for example, mining coal, extracting petroleum, or growing crops for biofuels. Using water in our homes and businesses requires getting it there, treating it, heating it, and more. Because of these links between energy and water, problems for one can create problems for the other. In places where using energy requires a large share of available water, or where water resources are scarce or stressed by competing pressures (such as the needs of farmers or of local ecosystems or, increasingly in many parts of the United States, by climate change), the energy-water connection can turn into a collision with dangerous implications for both. The 10 facts below summarize the water impacts of our energy choices and ways to address them.


2010
Union of Concerned Scientists
Added: Oct 07, 2013
Document Union of Concerned Scientists Climate Education

A Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma

A qualitative vulnerability assessment for a tribe in Oklahoma. A good example of how to conduct a vulnerability assessment for a local jurisdiction that has limited resources.


2012
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma
Added: Apr 09, 2012
Document Rebecca Bond Adaptation Planning
Community Case Studies

Achieving Hazard-Resilient Coastal & Waterfront Smart Growth

This report provides an overview of the ideas shared during a roundtable discussion with experts about how coastal and waterfront communities could improve quality of life, use land and other resources efficiently, and create environmentally and economically sustainable neighborhoods while minimizing risks from natural hazards related to coastal and waterfront flooding.


2012
NOAA and EPA
Added: Nov 14, 2012
Document Adaptation Planning
Coastal Issues
Louisiana
Mississippi
Texas

Adaptation in a Changing Climate and its Impact on National Security

Dr. Lynne Carter participated in a webinar on June 21, 2011 about why climate change matters and how it affects national security and the resources communities both value and need. A focus is given on adaptation to the changes the U.S. is experiencing.

Session 1
2011
SecurityandSustainabilityForum.org
Added: Jun 30, 2011
Video Security and Sustainability Forum Adaptation Planning
Climate Change Education
Climate Change Research
Climate Education

Adaptation Planning - What U.S. States and Localities are Doing

This resource from the Pew Center provides information on current efforts underway in adaptation planning across the United States.


2009
Pew Center
Added: Feb 24, 2010
Document Terri L. Cruce Adaptation Planning

Adaptation Tool Kit: Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Land Use

This Tool Kit, prepared by the estimable Jessica Grannis with assistance from students in Georgetown Law's Harrison Institute for Public Law, provides local and state governments and their citizens with practical knowledge to help adapt to sea-level rise in a prudent and balanced manner.


2011
Georgetown Climate Center
Added: May 08, 2012
Document Jessica Grannis Adaptation Planning

Assessing the Near-Term Risk of Climate Uncertainty: Interdependencies among the U.S. States

This report quantifies the economic impacts of climate change in order to assist policy makers make decisions in spite of the uncertainty associated with climate projections.


2010
Sandia National Laboratories
Added: Apr 13, 2011
Internet Site Backus, George; Lowry, Thomas; Warren, Drake; Ehlen, Mark; Klise, Geoffrey; Loose, Verne; Malcyznski, Len; Reinert, Rhonda; Stamber, Kevin; Tidwell, Vince; Vargas, Vanessa; Zagonel, Aldo Adaptation Planning
Climate Change Policy
Climate Change Research

Building a Resilient Gulf Coast

This report seeks to quantify the Gulf Coast's climate risks and how to adapt to them. In particular, energy production is a major focus.


2010
America's Wetland Foundation and Entergy
Added: Dec 14, 2010
Document America's Energy Coast, America's Wetland Foundation, Entergy Climate Change Assessments
Climate Change Research
Coastal Issues

Clean & Resilient Marina Guidebook At A Glance

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) has made supporting Clean Marinas and promoting their resilience to natural and man-made disasters a top priority. GOMA's Clean and Resilient Marina Guidebook provides marina owners and operators useful information, tools, and recommended practices on (1) Marina Design and Siting, (2) Emergency Preparedness, (3) Evacuation Procedures, (4) Stormwater Management and Erosion Controls, (5) Climate Adaptation and Sea Level Rise, and (6) Outreach and Education for Marina Operators and Boaters.


2013
Gulf of Mexico Alliance
Added: Feb 06, 2013
Document Gulf of Mexico Alliance Adaptation Planning
Coastal Issues
Louisiana
Mississippi
Texas

Climate Adaptation & Transportation: Identifying Information and Assistance Needs

This report summarizes the presentations, discussions and recommendations from a workshop, Climate Adaptation & Transportation: Identifying Information and Assistance Needs, held November 16-17, 2011. Funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sector Applications and Research Program, the workshop was designed and facilitated by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP).


2012
Center for Clean Air Policy and Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Added: Oct 15, 2012
Document Center for Clean Air Policy and Environmental and Energy Study Institute Adaptation Planning

Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation

Climate change effects over the next 25 years will be mixed. Continued changes by mid-century and beyond, however, are expected to have generally detrimental effects on most crops and livestock. As temperatures increase, crop production areas may shift to follow the temperature range for optimal growth and yield, though production in any given location will be more influenced by available soil water during the growing season. Weed control costs total more than $11 billion a year in the U.S.; those costs are expected to rise with increasing temperatures and carbon dioxide concentrations. Changing climate will also influence livestock production. Heat stress for any specific type of livestock can damage performance, production, and fertility, limiting the production of meat, milk, or eggs. Changes in forage type and nutrient content will likely influence grazing management needs. Insect and disease prevalence are expected to increase under warmer and more humid conditions, diminishing animal health and productivity. Note: For copies of the figures contained in this document, contact Jennifer Lohr at jlohr@oce.usda.gov or 202-720-8024.

USDA Technical Bulletin 1935
2012
United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Pacific Agricultural Research Service Climate Change Program Office
Added: Feb 11, 2013
Document Walthall, C.L., J. Hatfield, P. Backlund, L. Lengnick, E. Marshall, M. Walsh, S. Adkins, M. Aillery, E.A. Ainsworth, C. Ammann, C.J. Anderson, I. Bartomeus, L.H. Baumgard, F. Booker, B. Bradley, D.M. Blumenthal, J. Bunce, K. Burkey, S.M. Dabney, J.A. Delgado, J. Dukes, A. Funk, K. Garrett, M. Glenn, D.A. Grantz, D. Goodrich, S. Hu, R.C. Izaurralde, R.A.C. Jones, S-H. Kim, A.D.B. Leaky, K. Lewers, T.L. Mader, A. McClung, J. Morgan, D.J. Muth, M. Nearing, D.M. Oosterhuis, D. Ort, C. Parmesan, W.T. Climate Change Research

Climate Change Indicators in the United States, 2012

This report is an excellent overview of indicators of climate change. The report includes more than 20 separate indicators, each of which describes trends that are related to causes and effects of climate change.

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2012
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Added: Apr 28, 2010
Document US EPA Climate Change Assessments
Climate Change Education

Climate Change Planning for the Great Plains: Wildlife Vulnerability Assesement & Recommendations for Land and Grazing Management

This report assesses the climate-related vulnerability of key grassland wildlife in the Great Plains. It also documents research questions to be addressed in the future regarding the management of grassland habitats and conservation of grassland birds.


2010
Wildlife Conservation Society
Added: Nov 05, 2010
Document Steve Zack, Kevin Ellison, Molly Cross, & Erika Rowland Climate Change Assessments
Oklahoma
Texas

Climate Change: Evidence, Impacts, and Choices

This booklet provides easy-to-understand explanations of the evidence for human-caused climate change, climate change impacts, and choices that can be made to reduce the impact of and prepare for climate change.


2012
National Academy of Sciences
Added: Jul 09, 2012
Document National Academy of Sciences Climate Change Education
Arkansas
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Mississippi
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Texas

Climate Change: Lines of Evidence Videos

These short videos explain how scientists have arrived at the state of knowledge about climate change and its causes. There are 7 videos total, and each is about 5 minutes long.


2012
National Academy of Sciences
Added: Jul 09, 2012
Video National Academy of Sciences Climate Change Education

Climate Literacy, the Essential Principles of Climate Sciences

This resource provides the basic fundamentals of the climate system and is an excellent introductory item for anyone interested in climate.

2nd Edition
2009
U.S. Global Change Research Program
Added: Feb 23, 2010
Document Climate Education

Coastal Community Resilience Index: A Community Self-Assessment

This self-assessment guide provides step-by-step instructions to help coastal communities determine whether they will be able to function after a hurricane, tropical storm, or coastal flood-related disaster. Completing this assessment can help communities become more disaster resilient.


2010
NOAA Sea Grant
Added: Apr 10, 2012
Document T. T. Sempier, D. L. Swann, R. Emmer, S. H. Sempier, M. Schneider Coastal Issues
Flooding
Hurricanes
Louisiana
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Texas

Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities: 2012 Technical Input Report to the 2013 National Climate Assessment

The report, one of a series of technical inputs for the third National Climate Assessment (NCA) conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, examines the known effects and relationships of climate change variables on the coasts of the U.S.. It describes the impacts on natural and human systems, including several major sectors of the U.S. economy, and the progress and challenges to planning and implementing adaptation options.


2012
National Climate Assessment
Added: Jan 29, 2013
Document Burkett, V.R. and Davidson, M.A. Adaptation Planning
Climate Change Assessments
Coastal Issues

Communicating and Learning About Global Climate Change

This guide provides educators with ideas and skills that are central to K-12 students' understanding of the science of climate change, the process of scientific inquiry, and the trade-offs and constraints implicit in making choices about technology.


2007
AAAS
Added: Jul 06, 2012
Document AAAS Climate Change Education
Arkansas
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DayRec: United States Record-Maximum/Minimum Daily Temperatures

DayRec is an interface for exploring U.S. record-maxium/minimum daily temperatures over the period 1911-2010. The initial rollout of the interface uses 200 Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) stations in the U.S. that satisfy stringent data-completeness requirements, helping to ensure the most confidence in assessing the occurrence of record-setting daily Tmax and Tmin values over time. The number of stations in DayRec will be eventually expanded via a systematic relaxation of data completeness requirements and posting information describing the extent of missing data for different groups of stations. DayRec is provided by the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Initial Release
2013
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Added: Jan 22, 2013
Internet Site Dale Kaiser Extreme Temperatures

Ecological Impacts of Climate Change

This booklet provides an overview of the ecological impacts of climate change, including specific focuses on different areas of the Unites States. Geographical highlights include the Pacific Coastline, Alaska and the Arctic, Western Mountains, Southwestern Deserts, Central U.S., Southeast, and the Northeast.


2009
National Academies
Added: Sep 17, 2010
Document Climate Change Education

Effects of Climate Variability and Change on Forest Ecosystems

This report is a scientific assessment of the current condition and likely future condition of forest resources in the United States relative to climatic variability and change. It serves as the U.S. Forest Service forest sector technical report for the National Climate Assessment and includes descriptions of key regional issues and examples of a risk-based framework for assessing climate-change effects.

Technical Report PNW-GTR-870
2012
USDA
Added: Mar 15, 2013
Document Vose, J., D.L. Peterson and T. Patel-Weynand (Eds.) Climate Change Assessments
Climate Change Research

Federal Actions for a Climate Resilient Nation

The report provides an update on actions in key areas of Federal adaptation, including: building resilience in local communities, safeguarding critical natural resources such as freshwater, and providing accessible climate information and tools to help decision-makers manage climate risks.


2011
Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force
Added: Nov 09, 2011
Document Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force Adaptation Planning

Fish and Wildlife Climate Change Website

This website is an excellent resource for wildlife managers wanting to know more about climate change.


2010
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Added: Mar 23, 2010
Internet Site Adaptation Planning

Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Summary for Policymakers

This Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report is an excellent summarized edition of the 4th assessment report from 2007. The report is both concise (18 pages) and produced in a manner suitable for non-scientists.

4th Assessment Report
2007
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Added: Feb 24, 2010
Document IPCC Climate Change Assessments

Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Synthesis Report

This report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a summarized synthesis of the three lengthy working group documents which comprised the 4th IPCC assessment report. While still long at 73 pages, the synthesis report is a condensed version and serves as an excellent resource for readers interested in learning about the current state of science regarding climate change.

4th Assessment Report
2007
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Added: Feb 24, 2010
Document IPCC Climate Change Assessments

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

This document represents the most up-to-date scientific understanding of climate change impacts in the United States. The report represents a synthesis of research conducted through early 2009.

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2009
U.S. Global Change Research Program
Added: Feb 23, 2010
Document Thomas R. Karl, Jerry M. Melillo, and Thomas C. Peterson, (eds.) Climate Change Assessments

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States - Coasts Chapter

This document provides the current scientific understanding of climate change impacts on the coasts of the United States. The report represents a synthesis of research conducted through early 2009.


2009
U.S. Global Change Research Program
Added: Oct 11, 2010
Document Thomas R. Karl, Jerry M. Melillo, and Thomas C. Peterson, (eds.) Climate Change Assessments
Coastal Issues
Louisiana
Mississippi
Texas

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States - Great Plains Chapter

This document provides the current scientific understanding of climate change impacts on the Great Plains region of the United States. The report represents a synthesis of research conducted through early 2009.


2009
U.S. Global Change Research Program
Added: Oct 11, 2010
Document Thomas R. Karl, Jerry M. Melillo, and Thomas C. Peterson, (eds.) Climate Change Assessments
Oklahoma
Texas

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States - Southeast Chapter

This document provides the current scientific understanding of climate change impacts on the Southeastern region of the United States. The report represents a synthesis of research conducted through early 2009.


2009
U.S. Global Change Research Program
Added: Oct 11, 2010
Document Thomas R. Karl, Jerry M. Melillo, and Thomas C. Peterson, (eds.) Climate Change Assessments
Arkansas
Louisiana
Mississippi
Tennessee
Texas

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States - Southwest Chapter

This document provides the current scientific understanding of climate change impacts on the Southwest region of the United States. The report represents a synthesis of research conducted through early 2009.


2009
U.S. Global Change Research Program
Added: Oct 11, 2010
Document Thomas R. Karl, Jerry M. Melillo, and Thomas C. Peterson, (eds.) Climate Change Assessments
Texas

Global Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the National Climate Assessment

The report was produced in response to a request from the U.S. National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee. It provides a synthesis of the scientific literature on global sea level rise, and a set of four scenarios of future global sea level rise. The report includes input from national experts in climate science, physical coastal processes, and coastal management. http://www.cpo.noaa.gov/Home/Home/AllNews/TabId/315/ArtMID/668/ArticleID/80/Global-Sea-Level-Rise-Scenarios-for-the-United-States-National-Climate-Assessment.aspx


2012
NOAA Technical Report OAR CPO-1
Added: Feb 13, 2013
Document Adam Parris, Peter Bromirski, Virginia Burkett, Dan Cayan, Mary Culver, John Hall, Radley Horton, Kevin Knuuti, Richard Moss, Jayantha Obeysekera, Abby Sallenger, Jeremy Weiss Climate Education

Gulf Coast Climate Change Survey

This report showcases the results of a telephone survey of 3,856 randomly selected residents along the Gulf Coast. The project was designed to provide insight into how Gulf Coast residents view issues related to climate change, including perceptions of changes in their local climate, individual adaptation, and local government response.


2012
NOAA Sea Grant
Added: May 10, 2012
Document Goidel, K., C. Kenny, M. Climek, M. Means, L. Swann, T. Sempier, and M. Schneider Climate Change Assessments
Louisiana
Mississippi
Texas

Hurricane Communication Best Practices

This brochure is a summary of recommendations for improving communication that were compiled as a result of extensive interviewing with persons affected by Hurricane Katrina as a part of the Hurricanes, Institutional Procedures, and Information Processing (HIPIP) project.


2010
www.lsu.edu/hipip
Added: Nov 23, 2010
Document Renee Edwards, Stephanie Grey, David Brown, and Andrea Miller Coastal Issues
Hurricanes
Louisiana
Mississippi
Texas

Introduction to Storm Surge

This short document provides an overview of storm surge, including its causes, the factors that influence it and how it is observed and measured.


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National Hurricane Center
Added: Mar 21, 2012
Document National Hurricane Center Coastal Issues
Flooding
Hurricanes
Louisiana
Mississippi
Texas

NCDC State of the Climate Reports

This website provides reports for the state of the climate by year.


2013
NOAA National Climatic Data Center
Added: Mar 15, 2013
Internet Site Coastal Issues
Drought
Extreme Temperatures
Flooding
Hurricanes
Severe Storms
Winter Storms

NOAA Fact Sheets

This webpage showcases a variety of NOAA Fact Sheets that highlight a variety of weather and climate-related hazards.


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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Added: Mar 21, 2012
Internet Site Coastal Issues
Drought
Flooding
Hurricanes
Arkansas
Louisiana
Mississippi
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Texas

NWS Service Assessments

This website provides the links to the reports for the NWS Service Assessments. Service assessments are initiated when the following criteria are met regarding a severe weather event: (1) Major economic impact on a large area or population, (2) Multiple fatalities or numerous serious injuries, (3) Extensive national public interest or media coverage, or (4) Unusual level of attention to NWS performance. Some of the major severe weather events that have impacted the SCIPP region and are covered by a service assessment includes but is not limited to: The 2010 Greater Nashville Area Flood, 2008 Mother's Day Tornadoes in OK and MO, 2008 Super Tuesday Tornado Outbreak in the TN Valley, 2005 Hurricane Katrina, 2001 Tropical Storm Allison, and 1997 Arkansas Tornado Outbreak.


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National Weather Service
Added: Mar 18, 2013
Internet Site National Weather Service Flooding
Hurricanes
Severe Storms
Arkansas
Louisiana
Mississippi
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Texas

Phenology-Linked Indicators of Climate Change Impacts on Society and Ecosystems


2011
USA National Phenology Network
Added: Mar 21, 2012
Document USA National Phenology Network Climate Education
Arkansas
Louisiana
Mississippi
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Texas

Planning to Protect: Helping SE Communities Think About Climate Change & Adaptation

This presentation provides a summary of expected impacts of climate change across the southeastern United States. The presentation was provided to the ICLEI network as a webinar on Januar 28, 2010.


2010
Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program
Added: Mar 23, 2010
Presentation Lynne Carter Adaptation Planning
Climate Change Education
Coastal Issues
Louisiana
Mississippi

Potential Impacts of Climate Change in the United States

This short report presents an overview of the current understanding of the potential impacts of climate change on the United States and the implications of uncertainty on the policy process.


2009
U.S. Congressional Budget Office
Added: Feb 24, 2010
Document Climate Change Assessments
Climate Change Policy

Power and Water at Risk

Across the United States, our demand for electricity is colliding with our need for healthy and abundant freshwater. Our electricity system?s dependence on water runs deep: water?s role in hydropower, and the risks to hydroelectric generation when water is unavailable, are clear, but large steam-generating power plants (particularly the fossil-fuel- and nuclear-powered plants that produce the lion?s share of our electricity) also rely?often very heavily?on water for cooling purposes. Water resources, however, are under increasing pressure and, in some instances, have been unable to meet power plant cooling needs. As our demand for electricity continues to rise, the water dependence of many power plants puts the electricity sector, water resources, and other water users at growing risk.


2010
Union of Concerned Scientists
Added: Oct 07, 2013
Document Union of Concerned Scientists Climate Education

Public Health and Climate Change

-A Guide for Increasing the Capacity of Local Health Departments - This document provides an overview of climate change and potential public health impacts as well as step-by-step instructions on how public health agencies can prepare for climate change.


2012
The Resource Innovation Group and Biositu, LLC
Added: Apr 11, 2012
Document S. Vynne and A. Houghton Adaptation Planning
Mitigation
Arkansas
Louisiana
Mississippi
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Texas

Regional Disaster Resilience

The 2011 Regional Disaster Resilience (RDR) Guide for Developing an Action Plan (Guide) released in October is an updated and expanded version of the original guidepublished in June, 2006 by The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP). Like its predecessor, the updated guide is a beneficial and usable tool that enables practitioners and experts from government, the private sector, and other interested organizations to develop and operationalize an actionable strategy and ongoing process to collectively improve capabilities to withstand major events and disasters in today?s complex and interdependent world.


2011
The Infrastructure Security Partnership
Added: Dec 06, 2011
Document The Infrastructure Security Partnership Adaptation Planning

Sea Level Rise Adaptation: Emerging Lessons for Local Policy Development

The purpose of this paper is to help advance community dialogue and further inform local decision makers about key elements and steps for addressing climate-related sea level rise. The experiences of 14 coastal jurisdictions are analyzed in the report.


2013
Mote Marine Policy Institute
Added: May 22, 2014
Document Barbara Lausche and Luke Maier Adaptation Planning
Community Case Studies
Coastal Issues
Louisiana
Mississippi
Texas

Sea Level Rise Impacts Viewer

This excellent experimental website from NOAA's Coastal Services Center provides user adjustable sea level rise levels, marsh locations, related vulnerability information, and flood frequency for selected areas across Southern Mississippi and the Houston/Galveston, TX area. The tool is a collaborative effort between NOAA, the U.S. Geological Survey, and Sea Grant (TX, MS/AL, NC, and SC) with additional contributions from the Delaware Coastal Management Program, the University of South Carolina Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute, Bureau of Labor Statistics, North Carolina Sea Level Rise study team, NOAA Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, and the NOAA Digital Coast Partnership.


2010
NOAA Coastal Services Center
Added: Oct 11, 2010
Internet Site NOAA Coastal Services Center Adaptation Planning
Coastal Issues
Mississippi
Texas

Southern Forest Futures Project Technical Report

This report summarizes the findings of the Southern Forest Futures Project, an effort to anticipate the future and to analyze what the interaction of future changes might mean for the forests of the South and the services they provide in the region's 13 States.


2011
Southern Forest Futures Project
Added: Oct 25, 2011
Document Wear, David N.; Greis, John G. Adaptation Planning

StormSmart Coasts

StormSmart Coasts is a web resource for decision makers to plan for and protect coastal communities from hazards. Specific state to state information and networking is available. StormSmart Coasts is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, the Northeast Regional Ocean Council, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


2010
http://stormsmartcoasts.org/
Added: Nov 23, 2010
Internet Site StormSmart Coasts Network Coastal Issues
Hurricanes
Louisiana
Mississippi
Texas

Sustainability Goals and Guiding Principles

This excellent resource from ICLEI provides 81 goals and 10 guiding principles that together define community-scale sustainability. These goals and principles form the foundation of a new community index known as "STAR", which is a national framework and performance-management system that will allow governments to measure and rate their sustainability performance.


2010
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
Added: Oct 26, 2010
Document ICLEI Adaptation Planning
Community Case Studies
Arkansas
Louisiana
Mississippi
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Texas

Suzanne Van Cooten Flash Flooding Webinar


2012
SCIPP Extreme Events and Hazards Webinar
Added: Dec 04, 2012
Document Suzanne Van Cooten, Scott Lincoln, Jessica Smith

Understanding and Responding to Climate Change

This National Academies report is an excellent primer on climate science, how the science is done, climate change impacts, and how science informs decision-making.


2008
The National Academies
Added: Feb 23, 2010
Document Climate Change Education

When It Rains, It Pours: Global Warming and the Rising Frequency of Extreme Precipitation in the United States

When It Rains, It Pours is a report analyzing 60 years worth of precipitation data authors Madsen and Figdor have gathered. Their studies measured precipitation frequency and intensity in 48 states in order to draw conclusions about how global warming affects precipitation trends.


2007
Environment America Research and Policy Center
Added: Feb 22, 2011
Document Travis Madsen and Emily Figdor Climate Change Assessments
Climate Change Research
Flooding