Climate preparation report released by panel previously disbanded by Trump

By | April 4, 2019

ClimateWire reports:

A climate science advisory panel disbanded by the Trump administration released a report today outlining the steps communities can take to prepare for climate change.

In 2017, the Trump administration dissolved the federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. Its purpose was to translate climate science in the National Climate Assessment into usable guidance for local governments and private companies.

The panel was reconstituted by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and includes members from academia, corporations and the government. Twelve of the original 15 members, along with eight additional experts, spent a year preparing the report, called “Evaluating Knowledge to Support Climate Action.” It’s designed to help local officials incorporate the latest climate science in their planning.

The report, released today in the American Meteorological Society’s Weather, Climate, and Society journal, acknowledges that much of the public’s attention on climate change is drawn to large-scale natural disasters, such as wildfires in California. But local governments are more likely to encounter lower-profile risks from higher nighttime temperatures, more sunny-day flooding and reduced snowpack, the report said. [Continue reading…]

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