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Agriculture and Climate: Connecting the Science

With U.S. agriculture taking a massive hit from the widespread drought of 2012, farmers and other stakeholders are hungry for guidance on how crops may fare as the nation’s climate evolves over the coming decades. This year’s National Climate Assessment (NCA) includes new findings on agriculture and climate change...

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Evaluating the Effects of Future Sea Level Rise and Storm Surges Along U.S. Coastlines

Many find the worry about exceeding a 2° Celsius (3.6°F) increase in global average temperature at best an abstract idea. Such a temperature increase seems minor – some might argue that a 2°C change may not even be noticeable on any given day. However, the impacts of a ...

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A Systematic Technique for Developing Future-Climate Scenarios

Predicting the future is never easy, which is why future-oriented climate research considers multiple scenarios. Since human activities have been influencing the climate, this means scenarios must estimate how human behavior and societal dynamics might influence future climate change.

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NCAR Postdoctoral Fellow Gets a Taste of Teaching at University of New Mexico

Studies show that a diversity of opinions, backgrounds, and experiences stimulates innovation in business, science, and technology. Broadening the variety of perspectives on a problem diminishes the tendency of “group think” and increases the potential for advancing technology and industry or addressing societal issues in new ways.

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