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Dangerous humid heat extremes occurring decades before expected 13 May 2020

Dangerous humid heat extremes occurring decades before expected

Climate models project dangerous combinations of heat and humidity by the end of the 21st century. New research says these extremes are already happening.

Relationships Matter: Scientist engagement with public health organizations helps both networks develop more collaborative projects 13 May 2020

Relationships Matter: Scientist engagement with public health organizations helps both networks develop more collaborative projects

The study demonstrates the value of fostering scientist-stakeholder relationships in catalyzing collaborative public health efforts.

Climate-related extreme events can, but do not consistently, motivate change for water managers 13 May 2020

Climate-related extreme events can, but do not consistently, motivate change for water managers

The findings have important implications for assumptions about what might drive organizational learning and change among water managers for climate adaptation in the future.

SCIPP researchers publish manuscripts on extreme precipitation in the Southeast United States 29 April 2020

SCIPP researchers publish manuscripts on extreme precipitation in the Southeast United States

Many locations, both urban and rural, in the region experience frequent flood events and the results from these studies confirm that precipitation is changing and offer possible explanations/attribution for the observed changes.

NOAA looks back at 50 years of science 29 April 2020

NOAA looks back at 50 years of science

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