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A new website focused on Scenario Planning for Climate Adaptation,, has been developed by CCASS and the DOI Southwest Climate Science Center. 

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CCASS/NNCAP welcomes Valerie Small!

Dr. Valerie Small (Apsaalooke'-Crow) has joined the Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program as an Assistant Research Scientist. Dr. Small will be working with Tribes in the Southwest Region in collaboration with CCASS and NNCAP within the Institute of the Environment as well as the Southwest Climate Science Center (SW CSC). She will develop and deliver educational training modules to increase their environmental technical capacity in preparing for, as well as predicting near-term/future effects of climate change.

Prior to joining the UA, Valerie was a training consultant with Colorado State University, Natural Resource Ecology Lab (NREL), working with the North Central Climate Science Center. Her experience includes developing and conducting training and research to support North American Indigenous Tribes adaptation planning efforts to prepare for the effects of a warming climate.  

Climate Change and You! Listen to the Podcast

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Green Connections Radio recently interviewed CCASS Director Kathy Jacobs about climate change impacts and adaptation options.  Drawing on Jacob’s knowledge as leader of the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment, the interview touches on the following subjects:

  • Impacts and opportunities re infrastructure: climate-ready roads, bridges, seaports, electricity, and telecommunications
  • Food security and pricing
  • How proposed cuts to the EPA, NOAA, DOE, and other federal agencies could impact our daily lives, health, lifestyles, and personal budgets
  • How to engage people who do not believe in climate change

Listen to the 3/14/2017 podcast here.