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CCASS activities officially kicked off at the University of Arizona on January 17, 2014, with two events: a panel discussion on “Living in Our Future Climate: Adapting to Climate Change” and a public lecture by CCASS Distinguished Visiting Fellow Mark Howden.
Does science help climate change adaptation? UCLA postdoctoral fellow Sophie Webber, an expert in climatology and economic geography, addressed this question in a November 2015 talk on “Circulating climate services in the 'Pacific Adaptation Complex.'"
To address demand for climate information that is useful for adaptation planning and decision-making, a group at the University of Arizona has been experimenting with the creation of Community Climate Profiles for communities in the Southwest.
Jeff Arnold, the lead climate scientist at the US Army Corps of Engineers, spoke at UA on April 27, 2017, on "Decision Support for Uncertain Climate Futures: The Confidence Trap."
Green Connections Radio recently talked with CCASS Director Kathy Jacobs, who led the 3rd National Climate Assessment, about climate change impacts and adaptation options.
Dr. Valerie Small (Apsaalooke'-Crow) has joined the Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program as an Assistant Research Scientist. Dr. Small will be working with Tribes in the Southwest Region in collaboration within the Institute of the Environment as well as the DOI Southwest Climate Science Center (SW CSC).
The Sept. 2016 issue of UCARConnect includes a feature story on CCASS Director Kathy Jacobs' career and her recent work on the relationship of extreme weather and climate change.
A new website focused on Scenario Planning for Climate Adaptation, adaptationscenarios.org, has been developed by CCASS and the DOI Southwest Climate Science Center.
A Policy Forum piece just published in Science and which advocates a national, sustained U.S. ecosystem assessment was led by DOI Southwest Climate Science Center director Steve Jackson and co-authored by CCASS director Kathy Jacobs and others.
CCASS Project Coordinator Chad Marchand was received the “Native American 40 Under 40” award from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.