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Informing Decisions in a Changing Climate (2009)

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Participants." National Research Council. 2009. Informing Decisions in a Changing Climate. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12626.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Workshop Participants." National Research Council. 2009. Informing Decisions in a Changing Climate. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12626.
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Appendix C Workshop Participants Keck Building Washington, DC March 4–5, 2008 Jeffrey Andresen, Department of Geography, Michigan State University Hannah Campbell, Climate Program Office, NOAA Nell Codner, National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Surveys, NOAA Margaret Davidson, Coastal Services Centers, NOAA Kirsten Dow, Department of Geography, University of South Carolina Rebecca Feldman, Climate Program Office, NOAA John Kostyack, Wildlife Conservation and Global Warming, National Wildlife Federation Jeremy Martinich, Climate Change Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Claudia Nierenberg, Climate Program Office, NOAA Eric Toman, Climate Program Office, NOAA Lisa Vaughan, SARP Coastal Project, NOAA Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center Irvine, CA May 12–13, 2008 John Andrew, California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento, CA Tony Brunello, Climate Change and Energy, California Resources Agency, Sacramento, CA Susan Craig, Arizona Department of Water Resources Bart Croes, Research Division, California Air Resources Board Gregg Garfin, Institute for the Study of Planet Earth, University of Arizona Amy Luers, Environmental Predict and Prevent, Google Elizabeth McNie, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Colorado, Boulder 187

188 informing decisions in a changing climate Steve Murawski, Scientific Programs, NOAA Roger Pulwarty, CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center, NOAA, Boulder, CO Bradley Udall, University of Colorado, Western Water Assessment, NOAA Earth Science Research Laboratory, University of Colorado, Boulder

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Everyone--government agencies, private organizations, and individuals--is facing a changing climate: an environment in which it is no longer prudent to follow routines based on past climatic averages. State and local agencies in particular, as well as the federal government, need to consider what they will have to do differently if the 100-year flood arrives every decade or so, if the protected areas for threatened species are no longer habitable, or if a region can expect more frequent and more severe wildfires, hurricanes, droughts, water shortages, or other extreme environmental events. Both conceptually and practically, people and organizations will have to adjust what may be life-long assumptions to meet the potential consequences of climate change. How and where should bridges be built? What zoning rules may need to be changed? How can targets for reduced carbon emissions be met? These and myriad other questions will need to be answered in the coming years and decades.

Informing Decisions in a Changing Climate examines the growing need for climate-related decision support--that is, organized efforts to produce, disseminate, and facilitate the use of data and information in order to improve the quality and efficacy of climate-related decisions. Drawing on evidence from past efforts to organize science for improved decision making, it develops guidance for government agencies and other institutions that will provide or use information for coping with climate change. This volume provides critical analysis of interest to agencies at every level, as well as private organizations that will have to cope with the world's changing climate.

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