On May 15th 2014 Emily Cloyd shared the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment key findings, useful features, and associated education and outreach products and activities for us to use in climate communication. Below is a collection of links to resources, and the powerpoint.
Here's the link to the Google+ Hangout - you can watch it there and still make comments or ask questions and we'll try to answer for you. http://bit.ly/GPlusEarthtoSky
Or you can watch it here on our site (see below).
The National Climate Assessment as a Resource for Informal Educators
The U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA) is the official US Government report about the state of climate in our country. It provides information on the consequences of and predictions for climate change for each region of the country, as well as major topics related to climate change (such as agriculture, forestry and human health). The Assessment is ongoing, and as such is continually updated. The new interactive NCA provides unprecedented easy access to downloadable figures, illustrations, and the ability to easily drill down to the original sources of information from which the conclusions are drawn. It includes links to data that will continue to be updated in coming months and years (for instance, current atmospheric CO2 concentrations). Additionally, a host of partners are developing free events and communication and education resources that will surely prove helpful to all of us. NCA outreach lead, Emily Therese Cloyd will provide information on the key findings of the Report, and show us how to access a number of the associated resources and events .
Emily Therese Cloyd serves as the Public Participation and Engagement Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment. In this role, Emily coordinates the development and implementation of the NCA stakeholder engagement strategy, assists with the development and implementation of the NCA communications strategy, facilitates the planning and implementation of Assessment-related workshops, contributes to the production of Assessment-related products, and serves as a liaison between the Assessment and USGCRP research elements.
Prior to joining the National Climate Assessment staff, she coordinated the carbon cylcle and ecosystems research elements at USGCRP (2007-2010). Emily previously served as a Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (2006).
Emily holds a Master's degree in Conservation Biology (State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry) and a Bachelor's degree in Plant Biology (University of Michigan), and is currently pursuing a PhD in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy at SUNY-ESF. Her research interests lie at the intersection of science and policy, studying how science and scientific information are used to support natural resources management and policy decisions.
Watch the presentation:
Links and Resources coming soon