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Climate Impacts Lab provides interactive climate maps for decision-making

The Climate Impact Lab is an online web resource that provides interactive maps describing changes in climate that may be expected in the future. The maps provide the ability to look at ranges of changes in temperature and precipitation depending on how much carbon dioxide and methane are put into…
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Interactive drought risk map for the US

The American Geosciences Institute has an interesting map of drought risk available at https://www.americangeosciences.org/critical-issues/maps/drought-atlas. It shows a variety of parameters which are related to drought, including rainfall, stream flow and the Drought Monitor map. It also allows you to compare current droughts to previous ones. Check it out! (Note that…
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Projected county-level changes in temperature and precipitation

The USDA Southwest Regional Climate Hub’s recent newsletter noted an online article that may be of use to some of you in looking ahead to planning for the future.  This is especially important if you are considering purchasing land or switching to new crops which may respond differently to climate…
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New online course: The Effects of Climate Change on Agricultural Systems – A 5-Hour Curriculum Unit for 6-12 Grade Students

The USDA’s Southwest Regional Climate Hub has a new online curriculum on agriculture and climate change available for K-12 educators and students.  I haven’t had a chance to look at it yet, but even though it was written for the Southwest, I’m sure it contains information that would be valuable…
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NOAA’s historical hurricane track database

If you are interested in seeing what tropical storms have passed close to your location in the past, you should try out NOAA’s Hurricane Track archive at https://coast.noaa.gov/hurricanes/?redirect=301ocm. It allows you to select a location and a radius of interest and provides information on all of the storms that have…
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