Launch of Ecosystem-Vulnerability theme of Climate.Data.Gov

(Dec 9th, 2014) The U.S. government has released a collection of data and tools that will advance planning capabilities for the impacts of climate change on our nation’s ecosystems. The data and tools will provide information and will help to stimulate innovation in preparing for climate impacts on fire regimes, water availability, carbon sequestration, biodiversity conservation, ocean health, and the spread of invasive species. Here are some examples of how the data and tools could be used:

  • Help communities and natural resource managers determine if they are currently at risk from wildfires and if they will be impacted in the future due to wildfires becoming more prevalent and severe;
  • Provide information to the public on their sources of water and their sensitivities to climate change;
  • Aid in the public understanding of the role that ecosystems play in mitigating rising carbon dioxide levels due to their absorbing and storing of carbon, as well as how land management activities may influence storage capabilities;
  • Identify the potential impacts of climate change on rare and endangered species, iconic species, and ecosystems;
  • Identify which invasive species may threaten specific locations and their impacts on local communities and their economies. This effort will contribute to early detection, rapid response activities.

3 Responses to “Launch of Ecosystem-Vulnerability theme of Climate.Data.Gov”

  1. Andrew Charles Lindblom II

    I am looking forward to this information. I expect it to extend my understanding of climate changes.

  2. Patrick Ryan

    i am interested in the effects on the Ecoyosytem .specifically the reproductive Effects on living organisms an species across the board.
    As to the imacts that the New Jet-8 fuel an its additives.And the resulting fallout has on environment an the atmosphere .

  3. Mike Montgomery

    When the tragedy of 911 happened I was in the Midwest and notice over the next few days how the skies got so clear because all the planes were grounded, The stars were clearer too. Now that I live in Central Maryland and commute back to Indiana for family needs, The haze gets worse as you move toward Morgantown WV and continually worse in Ohio on west.
    Getting people to agree to stop emmissions will be difficult; but if we could get two weeks or more twice per year in the coldest and hottest part of the year where no planes are flying (for more rigorous maintenance and staff training or vacations) and other heavy emmission industry to slow down or even shut down, everyone would begin to see the benefits of cleaner air, and notice how those summer days heat up and the colder ones get colder. We need more ice and snow so those summers are not so hot. Try that as a strategy and see what happens.

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