Featured by NOAA, a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program
NOAA issued the three-month U.S. Spring Outlook today, stating that odds favor above-average temperatures across much of the continental United States, including drought-stricken areas of Texas, the Southwest and the Great Plains.
"We produce this outlook to help communities prepare for what's likely to come in the next few months and minimize weather's impacts on lives and livelihoods. A Weather-Ready Nation hopes for the best, but prepares for the worst," said Laura Furgione, deputy director of NOAA's National Weather Service.
The USGCRP is looking to fill a
National Climate Assessment Internship position, located in Washington, DC.
Basic Job Function:
This position facilitates and carries out administrative and technical tasks for the National Climate Assessment (NCA) at the USGCRP National Coordination Office. This position provides an excellent opportunity for exposure to the organizational structure within the Federal government that supports global change research and application, and to interact with a wide variety of experts and stakeholders in the field.
Conducts scientific literature reviews under guidance from senior staff
Takes meeting notes, summarizes key messages and themes from technical and detailed policy discussions, and writes workshop reports and other summary documents
Prepares meeting materials and provides logistical and administrative support for meetings, working closely with senior staff and working group coordinators. When possible, attends meetings and events to provide real-time support
Drafts or edits materials for NCA communications and other interactions with individuals in government agencies, universities, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector, for review and approval by senior staff
Drafts and edits new website content or coordinates the collection of content from various staff members, and working closely with web-developers, ensures updates are completed in a timely manner
Required Education and Experience:
Must be enrolled in a college, university or professional school
Preferred candidates will have college level coursework in a relevant discipline, such as environmental or earth sciences, engineering, political science, social science, or communications
All Applications MUST be submitted via the UCAR career portal in order to be eligible for consideration. Initial consideration will be given to applications received prior to 5:00 p.m. MST on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.
Apply here. Applications due by Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Featured by NIEHS a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program
Pesticides, air pollutants, and other contaminants could become increasingly harmful to human health due to climate change, according to a new series of papers published in Environmental Toxicology Chemistry (ET&C).
The seven publications, which appeared in ET&C’s January 2013 issue, present evidence that climate change could affect how chemicals are transported and cause toxicity in both ecosystems and people. These impacts could mean that chemical risk assessment practices will demand swift modification and adaptation.
Featured by USGS a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program
Interested in learning more about how glaciers can help us understand major aspects of global environmental change? The recently published State of the Earth’s Cryosphere at the Beginning of the 21st Century summarizes past and present-day changes in the Earth’s cryosphere (the whole of its frozen water) and describes the ongoing and potential effects of those changes.
The 2011 data provides greenhouse gas information from facilities in 41 source categories, including new data from 12 source categories that reported for the first time, such as petroleum and gas natural systems, industrial landfills, coal mines and others.