Regional Climate Models: A Critical Adaptation Tool for Communities & Industry

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September 18, 2009, 9:30 -11:00 AM
2103 Rayburn House Office Building
September 18, 2009, Noon -1:30 p.m.
253 Russell Senate Office Building


The impacts of climate change and climate variability have become increasingly problematic worldwide. These can vary widely with location and ecosystem, affecting both public and private sectors, often in unforeseen ways. As policymakers at national, regional, state and local levels grapple with how to mitigate and adapt to a changing and variable climate, industries must also prepare for and adapt to environmental and weather exigencies.

New techniques in climate modeling will enable stakeholders to better predict impacts and prepare for them in a cost-effective way. The purpose of this briefing was to explore the knowledge generated by advanced regional climate modeling, cutting-edge modeling techniques, and the implications for corporate decision makers and regional policymakers.


Featured Speakers

Michael Oppenheimer
Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs
Woodrow Wilson School
Princeton University.
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Greg Holland
senior scientist and acting director
Earth and Sun Systems Laboratory
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
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Cortis Cooper
Chevron Fellow
Chevron Corporation.
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Sarah Cottrell
Energy & Environmental Policy Advisor
New Mexico Governor’s Office.
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