A new website focused on Scenario Planning for Climate Adaptation, adaptationscenarios.org, has been developed by CCASS and the DOI Southwest Climate Science Center.
To address demand for climate information that is useful for adaptation planning and decision-making, a group at the University of Arizona has been experimenting with the creation of Community Climate Profiles for communities in the Southwest. CCASS research scientist Alison Meadow and Dan... more
Jeff Arnold, the lead climate scientist at the US Army Corps of Engineers, will talk at UA on 4/27 on "Decision Support for Uncertain Climate Futures: The Confidence Trap" in Room S107 of the ENR2 Building at 1064 E. Lowell St.
Dr. Arnold works on the technical and science-policy concerns... more
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:
Anne Waple, CEO of Studio30k, and 2015 CCASS Distinguished Visiting Fellow, will revisit the University of Arizona the week of April 3 to 7. Waple will give a public talk on Tuesday, April 4, from 4 to 5 pm in the Agnese Nelms Haury Lecture Hall, room S107 of ENR2,... more
Dr. David Cash of U Mass Amherst will be exploring the relationship of scientific and technical inputs on environmental, energy, and sustainability policy on Monday, Feb. 13, in ENR2.
Policy on environment, energy, and sustainability is dependent on scientific and technical inputs. In... more
Dave White, director of ASU’s Decision Center for a Desert City, will talk on Feb. 8 at UA about the future of Colorado River Basin water. What innovative management approaches might help us address the environmental uncertainties that will impact both water supply and water... more
A Policy Forum piece just published in Science and which advocates a national, sustained U.S. ecosystem assessment was led by DOI Southwest Climate Science Center director Steve Jackson and co-authored by CCASS director Kathy Jacobs and others.
The article advocates adoption of... more
CCASS Project Coordinator Chad Marchand has been selected to receive the “Native American 40 Under 40” award from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. The award acknowledges emerging Native American, Alaska Native, and First Nation citizens between 18 and 39 years of... more
Morgan Rodman, Executive Director of the White House Council on Native American Affairs, will speak on "An All-of-Government Approach to Environment and Climate Change Protections," citing his work at the council to improve access to resources for tribal communities and promote tribal... more
Join us for five short talks and lively discussion on social science methods and tools relevant to climate change adaptation!
This event will be held in the Haury Lecture Hall, room S107 of the ENR2 Building, 1064 E. Lowell St., from 12:00 to 1:30 on Nov. 7, ... more
The September 2016 issue of UCARConnect (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) features a story on CCASS Director Kathy Jacobs' career and recent work on the relationship of extreme weather and climate change. In an interview with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research,... more
The Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS) and its Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program (NNCAP) are seeking applications for a new assistant research scientist position. These programs work collaboratively with Native American tribes and indigenous populations in the... more
The National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center is conducting 5-year reviews of the eight DOI Climate Science Centers (CSC), including the Southwest Climate Science Center based in Tucson, AZ at the University of Arizona. Please consider becoming a member of this review team to conduct a... more
An article in Science by Juerg Matter of University of Southampton and others ("Rapid carbon mineralization for permanent disposal of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions," 10 June 2016 issue) reports that environmentally friendly storage of CO2 emissions can be... more
A recent National Geographic article outlines how shifts in environmental markers of time are disrupting both cultural perceptions of time and traditional activities in the Pamir region of Asia. A new project involving the American Geophysical Union, MIT, and local villagers, combines... more
The White House is hosting a Webinar on Building Preparedness to Extreme Heat on Thursday, May 26 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm EDT (11 am to 12:30 pm in Arizona). Co-sponsored by the National Security Council and the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the briefing... more
Two UA students – Diego Martinez and Sophia Gonzalez – attended the Planet Forward Summit at Georgetown University this April, sponsored by CCASS. The 2016 theme was Sustainable Cities. They sent us a thank you and report about their trip, available... more
Two new courses on climate resilience and adaptation will be offered at UA in 2016/17. Both will be held on Thursdays from 2:00 to 4:30 pm.
CCASS and the Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program hosted the Tribal Leaders Summit on Climate Change: A Focus on Climate Adaptation Planning and Implementation at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona on November 12-13, 2015. The Summit was sponsored by the Desert Landscape... more
Senior Climate Change Specialist John Furlow of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will serve as CCASS Distinguished Visiting Fellow in April 2016. Furlow will visit the UA from April 16 to 28. He will give a public lecture on Monday, April 25, on "... more
Please join us for a talk on "US Energy Policy in Transition" by Michelle Wyman, Executive Director of the National Council for Science and the Environment. The talk will be held on Tuesday, March 22, in the Agnese Nelms Haury Lecture Hall (room S107... more
Hear retired electric utility execuive Charles Bayless talk about the water-energy-climate nexus when he speaks at a brown-bag seminar on March 29 from 12:00 to 1:15. The talk is co-hosted by CCASS and the UA Renewable Energy Network and will be held on the UA... more
CCASS Core Team members will be presenting their work at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco Dec. 14-18 and at the American Meteorological Society 96th Annual Meeting in New Orleans January 10-14 in New Orleans.
Contact us if you’re a CCASS associate and would like your... more
Visiting CCASS Scholar Ben Preston will lecture at the UA on the role of adaptation in reducing climate risk and the societal impacts of climate change.
Preston is a senior research scientist and deputy director of the Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI) at Oak Ridge National... more
On Friday, Nov. 6, Sophie Webber, postdoctoral fellow at the University of California Los Angeles, will talk on “Circulating climate services in the 'Pacific Adaptation Complex.’”
The talk is part of the UA School of Geography and Development Colloquium series and is co-hosted by CCASS... more
Lemos is Professor of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Senior Policy Scholar at the Udall Center for the Study of Public Policy at the University of Arizona... more
Please join us at the Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS) on Monday, October 26 for a panel of five short talks focusing on social science methods and applications relevant to climate change adaptation. The event will be held in ... more
Our trifold brochure has suggestions for 10 positive steps residents of southern Arizona can take to address and adapt to climate change, Names of and links to local organizations who are tackling these issues are also provided. The brochure is available in both... more
"Climate Conversations" is a series of discussions involving more than 75 community leaders to date. The conversations are centered on concerns about how climate change will affect water resources, health, emergency management, agriculture, land management, and traditional practices in more... more
The CCASS/Haury Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program seeks to hire an undergraduate student for part-time employment in 2015/16. The selected candidate will work on Native American climate-related activities, focusing on communications and outreach efforts. The full job announcement is... more
CCASS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Richard Moss presented a lecture, “Minding the Gap: Ideas for Increasing the Decision Relevance of Climate Assessments” on Thursday, April 30, in Room 531 of the Marshall Building from 12 to 1:30 pm. His... more
Dr. Anne Waple is visiting the UA as a CCASS Distinguished Visiting Fellow/Haury Visiting Fellow. She will present a lecture, “Exploring Climate Resilience” at noon on April 7 in Room 531 of the Marshall Building.
Dr. Waple is VP and Chief Innovation Officer at Second... more
Make your plans now to attend the National Adaptation Forum, May 12-14, 2015, in St. Louis, MO. Early bird registration and applications for travel support end Feb. 28.
The Forum represents a collective effort to enhance the resilience of the nation’s... more
CCASS is proud to welcome Dr. Susanne Moser as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow, in a visit that extends through February 9, 2015. Moser is an expert in adaptation, science-policy interactions, decision support, and climate change communication. Her emphasis is on practical, collaborative, and... more
Recommendations of the President's State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience were released on November 17th. The Task Force recommendations address how the federal government can respond to the needs of communities nationwide that are dealing with the ... more
The University of Arizona and the World Wildlife Fund on Nov. 13 brought together Southern Arizona leaders to discuss impacts of climate variability and change on the Hispanic community.
The event was intended to inform participants what the latest and best science has to say about how... more
On Tuesday, Oct. 14, Dr. Rod Keenan spoke on "Adaptation research informing policy and practice: Lessons from a university-government partnership in Victoria,... more
An "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit pertaining to the newly released National Climate Assessment kept several CCASS leaders busy the week of the report's release. Responders were researchers at the University of Arizona who played a significant role in both the overall report leadership and... more
What can we do about weather extremes? CCASS Associate Mike Crimmins blogs about the role of USDA Regional Climate Hubs and Cooperative Extension in helping farmers, ranchers, and resource managers to plan and prepare for challenges from extreme weather. Read the full posting on the... more
Katharine Jacobs has returned to the University of Arizona as director of the Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS) and professor in the department of soil, water and environmental science.
From 2010 to 2013, Jacobs served as an assistant director in the U.S. Office... more
This webinar is the sixth in a series discussing key chapters from the Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Technical Report Prepared for the U.S. National Climate Assessment. This assessment, which will be published in early 2013, summarizes and synthesizes the past,... more