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  • Future Urban Climates
    In one generation, the climate experienced in many North American cities is projected to change to that of locations hundreds of miles away—or to a new climate unlike any found in North America today. The Future Urban Climates interactive web application aims to help the public understand how climate change may impact the lives of a large portion of the population of the United States by matching the expected future climate in each city with the current climate of another location, providing a relatable picture of what is likely in store.

  • Climate Change and Land
    An IPCC Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems

  • Agriculture and Rural Communities
    According to the the Fourth National Climate Assessment, climate change is projected to reduce agricultural productivity, degradation of soil and water resources, cause health challenges to rural populations and livestock, increase vulnerability of rural communities.

  • Joint Global Change Research Institute (JCGI), UMD and PNNL
    The Joint Global Change Research Institute conducts research to advance fundamental understanding of human and Earth systems and provide decision-relevant information for management of emerging global risks and opportunities.

  • Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change (National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine Report)
    ``The relatively new science of extreme event attribution has advanced rapidly in the past decade owing to improvements in the understanding of climate and weather mechanisms and the analytical methods used to study specific events, but more research is required to increase its reliability, ensure that results are presented clearly, and better understand smaller scale and shorter duration weather extremes such as hurricanes and thunderstorms.''

  • Mathematics and Climate
    Award-winning textbook by Hans Kaper and Hans Engler, "aimed at students and researchers in mathematics and statistics who are interested in current issues of limate science, as well as at climate scientists who wish to become familiar with qualitative and quantitative methods of mathematics and statistics."

    See the American Mathematical Monthly review of the book here .

  • No Immediate Danger
    Book on Climate Change written by National Book Award winner William T. Vollman. From the Washington Post book review : "William T. Vollmann's new book, 'No Immediate Danger,' tussles with the comprehension-defying nature of climate change. It is a 600-page amalgam of scientific history, cultural criticism, mathematical experiments, risk-benefit analyses of energy production and consumption, and diaristic meanderings through radiation-festooned landscapes after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011. The effect is bewildering.

  • 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(COP24)
    "The UNFCCC is a 'Rio Convention', one of three adopted at the 'Rio Earth Summit' in 1992. The UNFCCC entered into force on 21 March 1994. Today, it has near-universal membership. The countries that have ratified the Convention are called Parties to the Convention. Preventing 'dangerous' human interference with the climate system is the ultimate aim of the UNFCCC. "


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