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Media briefing: Zero in on climate change in your own county

Join webinar on how to use NOAA’s updated Climate Explorer tool
UPDATED: June 27, 2016. The June 29 media briefing has been CANCELED due to unforeseen circumstances and is postponed for later in July. We'll issue another advisory once a new date is determined.
June 24, 2016 As part of an upgrade to the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, NOAA is releasing on Wednesday an enhanced web-based tool that will allow the public, media and stakeholders to produce tailored data, maps and information about how climate change may affect their region down to the county level.
Climate Explorer

NOAA is offering a briefing for media on Wednesday, June 29, from 1-2 p.m. ET on how to use the new and improved Climate Explorer in their reporting.

The web application offers downloadable maps, graphs, and data tables of observed and projected temperature, precipitation, and related climate variables projected out to 2100. Built to accompany the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit (https://toolkit.climate.gov), Climate Explorer can help media, community leaders, business owners, municipal planners, and utility and resource managers who need to understand potential conditions over the next several decades.

The first version of the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit was developed and released by NOAA and partners in 2014 and is a direct result of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan issued in June 2013.

What:
Media briefing on how to use the enhanced Climate Explorer for reporting on climate issues followed by Q and A.

When:
Wednesday, June 29, 1-2 p.m. ET

Who:
David Herring, Communication and Education Program Manager, NOAA Climate Program Office

How:
Register in advance by clicking on this short link:
bit.ly/countyclimateoffsite link

Once you register, you will receive an email with information needed to access the webinar by computer or by telephone. We recommend using a computer with audio to simplify participation in the questions and answer portion for journalists. We strongly recommend registering in advance.

More information: U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit: https://toolkit.climate.gov

 

Contact:
Monica Allen,
monica.allen@noaa.gov, 301-734-1123