National Climate Services: Responding to Growing Demands. Dr. Chet Koblinsky Director, NOAA Climate Program Office National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. AMS Public-Private Partnership Forum April 22, 2008. IPCC Fourth Assessment Report had a Profound Impact.
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Responding to Growing Demands
Dr. Chet Koblinsky
Director, NOAA Climate Program Office
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
AMS Public-Private Partnership ForumApril 22, 2008
“There is now higher confidence in projected patterns of warming and other regional-scale features, including changes in wind patterns, precipitation and some aspects of extremes and of ice.” WG1 SPM
Utah largest fire in history
Driest rainy season in Southern California
Phoenix 32 days above 110°
Mountain Pine Bark Beetles
Record high and max low temps in Missoula. MT
Arctic Sea Ice Cover Shatters all Previous Record Lows
US Conference of Mayors Policy Statement, August, 2007
National Governors Policy Statement, 2007
Western Governors Association Congressional Testimony, 2007
Lehman Brothers Report on Climate and the Private Sector, 2006
University of Maryland Conference: Climate Information: Responding to User Needs, 2007
NCDC Workshop with Energy, Insurance and Transportation Sectors, 2007
National Intelligence Estimate: Climate and National Security
GAO Report on Climate needs of Federal Resource Managers, 2007
1. Promote more effective use of the Nation’s weather and climate observation systems.
The Service, at a minimum, shall-
(B) provide predictions and projections on the future state of the climate …;
(C) utilize appropriate research from the United States Global Change Research Program activities and conduct focused research, as needed, …;
(D) utilize assessments from the Global Change Research Program activities and conduct focused assessments as needed …;
(E) assess and strengthen delivery mechanisms for providing climate information to end users;
(F) communicate … on an ongoing basis to decision- and policy- makers, the private sector, and to the public;
(G) coordinate and collaborate … with municipal, state, regional, national and international agencies and organizations, as appropriate;
(H) support the Department of State and international agencies …;
(I) … monitor, measure, and verify greenhouse gas levels, dates, and emissions throughout the global oceans and atmosphere; and
(J) issue an annual report that identifies greenhouse emission and trends ….