The IRI seeks to enhance society's ability to understand, anticipate and manage climate risk in order to improve human welfare. It supports sustainable development by bringing the best science to bear in sectors such as agriculture, food security, water resources, and health. IRI has ongoing projects in Africa, Asia & the Pacific, and Latin America & the Caribbean.
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The WMO is the U.N.-based international organization for cooperation among national weather agencies on all sorts of weather-related projects, including the instrument observations at a vast network of weather stations that provide basic data on climate. Wikipedia. Press Contact.
The IPCC: A guide for journalists
The Physical Science Basis (2007)
With the longer title, "Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2007," this report is the latest scientific literature review of pretty much everything known by science on climate change. A new series of assessment reports is expected in 2013 and 2014.
A layperson's explanation of many of the key concepts and findings from IPCC reports. Written and produced by the Environmental Law Institute and the Environmental Health Center with funding from the Energy Dept's research office.
Get detailed flood data that is almost real-time, provided by 4,260 monitors on waterways throughout the US, and the latest information on temperature, precipitation, wind, El Nino and La Nina, Pacific sea level, events in the stratosphere, and more.
Data range from the very big picture, such as the total acreage devoted to agriculture in the country, and each state and county, to myriad details.
The Western Governors' Association and the US DOE begin Phase 1 of a 4-phase process, with initial designation of suitable zones for renewable power generation in the western US, Canada, and Mexico.Region:
Areas lacking easy access to affordable staple foods can signal larger long-term problems, including environmental ones. Simple interactive maps can play a key role in engaging your community.