2017 National Climate Assessment Report
The 2017 National Climate Assessment (NCA) Climate Science Special Report (Volume 1) was released on November 3, 2017. The National Climate Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future.
Costs of Doing Nothing: Economic Consequences of Not Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Hampton Roads Region
Recent studies have pointed out the economic costs of rising temperatures, increased sea levels, and extreme weather events — all factors associated with climate change impact in the Southeast United States. Costs of Doing Nothing: Economic Consequences of Not Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Hampton Roads Region narrows down the data to the Hampton Roads area. This report looks at several scenarios for sea level rise and the economic consequences.
2017 Resilient Virginia Conference
Presentations from the 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference are now available. Listen to the Plenary Sessions, or view presentations on Food Security, Community Resiliency Planning, Tools for Sea Level Rise, and much more.
Climate Change in the American Mind: November 2016
Americans are increasingly sure global warming is happening, according to this national survey conducted after the presidential election (November–December 2016).
Hear All About It! PrepareAthon Organizers on Richmond’s PBS Station (88.9 FM)
PrepareAthon 2016 took place August 27, 2016, and offered participants activities and information focused on emergency preparedness; sustainable lifestyle options such as energy saving homes,
Climate Change: Cost of Inaction for Maryland’s Economy
The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) produced a report in November 2015 that expanded upon climate impacts addressed in the American Climate Prospectus. The report includes estimates on climate change’s effects on infrastructure, tourism, ecosystems, agriculture, water resources, and human health.
Risky Business: A Climate Risk Assessment For the United States
In this climate risk assessment published in June 2014, co-chairs Michael Bloomberg, Henry Paulson Jr. and Thomas Steyer present the details and economic costs of inaction in the face of climate change. The Risky Business report cites the short-term climate threats presented in the U.S. and the specific economic risks they pose to differing regions and sectors.
Climate Change Adaptation for Agriculture: Mitigating Short- and Long-Term Impacts of Climate on Crop Production
The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Virginia State University produced this publication in 2014 outlining climate-related challenges facing agriculture and some options for mitigating and adapting to them. Included in the publication are adaptation strategies and conservation techniques touching on soil water-holding capacity, tillage, crop rotations, drainage, irrigation, nitrogen use, and buffers.
Envision Rating System for Sustainable Infrastructure
Published in 2015, the Envision system is composed of tools, covering all aspects of a product’s lifecycle, that are meant to introduce sustainability into infrastructure projects.