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Climate and Climate Impacts

Climate Change Indicators in the United States: April 2010.  A 76 page report by the EPA will help readers interpret 24 important indicators, each describing trends related to the causes and effects of climate change.

Weather and Climate Basics: National Center for Atmospheric Research is a research organization that seeks to better understand our atmosphere and how weather and climate affect the Earth. The website allows you to explore varies climate and weather topics with multiple levels of explanations to allow you to delve as deep into the topic as you wish to go.

Statement on Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change:  November 2006. This 13 page World Meteorological Organization report provides an updated assessment of the current state of knowledge of the impact of anthropogenically-induced climate change on tropical cyclones.

Whither hurricane activity? (PDF): 2008.  This scientific article written by Vecchi, G.A., K.L. Swanson, and B.J. Soden addresses if hurricane activity will increase with increasing global temperatures (Science, 321(5902), 687-689).

Atlantic hurricanes and climate over the past 1,500 years: 2009. Nature Letters. M.E. Mann, J.D. Woodruff, J.P. Donnelly & Z. Zhang. Vol 460 13 August 2009, doi;10.1038/nature08219. Abstract

Global warming and United States landfalling hurricanes: 2008.  This scientific article written by  C. Wang, C., and S.- K. Lee addresses if hurricane activity will increase with increasing sea surface temperature (Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L02708, doi:10.1029/2007GL032396).

The Climate of 2009 - US and Global Climate Perspectives: 2009. Global Surface Temperature Anomalies, Monthly Reports, Climate at a Glance, Climate Impact Indicators ,  Weekly Reports,  Special Reports,  Climatic Extremes, Weather Event are all features of this National Climatic Data Center-Climate Monitoring Branch website.

Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting: The Center for Climate  Change and Environmental Forecasting is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Transportation, dedicated to fostering awareness of the potential links between transportation and global climate change, and to formulating policy options to deal with the challenges posed by these links.

Climate of 2008 - in Historical Perspective. Annual Report: January 2009. The National Climatic Data Center presents climate trends in 2008 including average temp, tornadic and hurricane activity.

Should we believe model predictions of future climate change?:  September 2008. Author R. Knutti addresses this question in this scientific paper (Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A (2008) 366, 4647-4664, doi:10.1098/rsta.2008.0169)

Global warming and the weakening of the tropical circulation:  2007 Authors G.A. Vecchi and B.J. Soden address impacts on ocean currents (Journal of Climate, 20(17), 4316-4340).

Climate change: The next ten years: August 2008. Fred Pearce and Michael Le Page summarize likely climate changes over the next decade. New Scientist Magazine, issue 2669.

Reversibility of Climate Change: February 2009. This scientific paper by Solomon et al. discusses the timeframe of slowing, stopping and reversing climate change.

Hansen,J., 2008: Tipping point:  Perspective of a climatologist. In State of the Wild 2009-2009: A Global Portrait of Wildlife, Wildlands, Oceans. W. Woods, Ed. Wildlife Conservation Society/Island Press, pp. 6-15.

Hansen, J., Mki. Sato, P. Kharecha, D. Beerling, R. Berner, V. Masson-Delmotte, M. Pagani, M. Raymo, D.L. Royer, and J.C. Zachos, 2008:  Target atmospheric CO2: Where should humanity aim? Open Atmos. Sci. J., 2, 217-231, doi:10.2174/1874282300802010217.

Comprehensive Assessment of Climate Change Impacts in Maryland (PDF): August 2008. This 92 page document was developed by the Science and Technical Committee for the Maryland Climate Change Plan.

Broward County Government Operations Climate Change Report (PDF): Climate Change Impacts - Global & Local:  May 2008 -Seven page excerpt of the report identifying specific challenges from climate change for Broward County.

Atmospheric warming and the amplification of precipitation extremes. 2008 (PDF): Authors R.P. Allan and B.J. Soden conclude projections of future changes in rainfall extremes in response to anthropogenic global warming may be underestimated (Science, 321(5895), 1481-1483).

Climate Scientists' Blog: Real Climate is a discussion website of climate science for climate scientists.

University of Florida Climate Change Forum Website:  Extension faculty and climate scientists are working together to develop educational programs related to climate change issues. This website is designed to facilitate central access to climate change information related to science and solutions for a variety of users in Florida. Links include Resources, Science, Government, and Business. 

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