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2007

June 25, 2007
ISSE Deputy Director, Paty Romero Lankao will present a background paper on Building Climate Change Resilience in Urban Areas and 2007 among Urban Populations in Low- and Middle-income Nations by Satterthwaite, Huq, Pelling, Reid & Romero-Lankao. The Rockefeller Foundation, along with the Center for Sustainable Urban Development at The Earth Institute at Columbia University, is sponsoring a month-long series of themed conferences and a high-level ministerial workshop. The Urban summit, to be held in July 2007, will convene leaders from the private and public sectors to explore opportunities to foster healthy and sustainable cities. The high-level workshop will be held in September 2007 and will bring together ministerial leaders from the sectors of finance, health, transport, environment, and housing to discuss how urban innovations identified during the summer Summit can reach greater scales. --> Read more
June 20, 2007
ISSE scientist Rick Katz gave an invited lecture on "Quantifying the Economic Value of Weather Forecasts: Review of Methods and Results" at a workshop on "Meteorology meets Social Science: Risk, Forecast and Decision," Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom 6-8 June 2007. In addition to meteorologists, the workshop participants included a number of experimental economists and cognitive psychologists. The workshop was jointly sponsored by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and US NSF Human and Social Dynamics (HSD) Program. --> Read more
May 23, 2007
ISSE Scientists, Joanie Kleypas and Patricia Romero-Lankao, provided testimony to the US Congress on April 17, 2007. Joanie Kleypas testified at a hearing on “Wildlife and Oceans in a Changing Climate” before the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans. Patricia Romero-Lankau recently provided testimony for a briefing on climate change impacts to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. --> Read more about Joanie's testimonial
May 23, 2007
ISSE Scientist, Rick Katz taught a short course on Statistics of Extremes in Climate Change, in Melbourne, Australia as part of a two week visit to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia. The course was attended by over 50 researchers from across Australia. It even attracted media attention, with Rick being interviewed live by the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Melbourne radio station.
Please click here to view the CSIRO Media Release : ("Climate Change Statistics: An Extreme Sport")
Please click here to read the Short Course Lecture Notes
May 10, 2007
ISSE Scientists, Linda Mearns and Susi Moser attended the National Summit on Coping with Climate Change, held at the University of Michigan May 8-10. Mearns participated on a panel regarding adaptation to climate change. --> Read more.
April 9, 2007
ISSE scientist Dr. Susi Moser was just selected as a fellow of the Donella Meadows Leadership Program. Over the course of this prestigious fellowship, Susi will be trained along with about 20 other fellows in systems thinking, sustainability, and how to create change in organizations and the world of policy. "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to sit together and reflect and learn with some really amazing folks trying to create change in the world," says Moser, "I thrive on learning new ideas, reflecting deeply with thoughtful people, and trying to apply my science toward positive change. I can't wait to get started!" According to the program description, "The Donella Meadows Leadership Fellows Program honors and boosts the effectiveness of people whose approach to sustainability displays analytic clarity, systemic change and attention to spirit, values, and meaning." --> Read more.
April 6, 2007
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release a summary of its latest assessment report on Friday, April 6 in Brussels. The report focuses on climate change impacts, including how warming in specific regions may affect agriculture, coastal areas, ecosystems, human health, industries, and water supplies. It also details options for society to adapt to climate change. ISSE scientists who worked on the report--Linda Mearns, Kathy Miller, Susi Moser, and Paty Romero Lankao are taking part in a teleconference for the media at 9 a.m. MT. An audio version of the teleconference will be available online within a few hours after the conference ends. -->Listen at the Web link by clicking here.
March 23, 2007
ISSE Scientist, Kathleen Miller is involved in the GLOBEC-CLIOTOP Working Group 5. Socioeconomic Aspects and Management Strategies announces the workshop on The Challenge of Change: Managing for Sustainability of Oceanic Top Predator Species. The purpose of the workshop is to foster the development of a research community capable of addressing the many sources of change and uncertainty affecting the international management of marine top predator species. --> Read more.
February 26, 2007
The National Academies has released today the Analysis of Global Change Assessments: Lessons Learned, written by the Committee on Analysis of Global Change Assessments in which NCAR scientists, Patricia Romero Lankao and Guy Brasseur participated. Click here for the 4-page version of the report. --> Read more.
February 21, 2007
Eve Gruntfest, Julie Demuth, Jeff Lazo, and Mary Hayden recently returned from Australia where the first international Weather and Society * Integrated Studies (WAS*IS) workshop--Aus WAS*IS--was held from January 28-February 2, 2007, in the picturesque Mount Macedon, Victoria, just outside of Melbourne. There were 30 Aus WAS*IS participants from all over Australia and New Zealand. --> Read more.
January 12, 2007
The second issue of the Weather and Society Watch, compiled and organized by Dr. Jeff Lazo and Emily Laidlaw of the Societal Impacts Program, is now available! If you would like to recieve notification or a copy of future Weather and Society Watch issues, please click here to subscribe. --> Read more.

2006

December 18, 2006
ISSE Scientist, Joanie Kleypas has co-edited a book called "Coral Reefs and Climate Change: Science and Management". Shallow water coral reefs are among the most beautiful and diverse of marine ecosystems worldwide. They are also among the most threatened species worldwide due to thermal stress from climate change. --> Read more.
December 15, 2006
A number of ISSE scientists are here at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2006 Fall Meeting (December 11-15, 2006), leading very high quality sessions on public affairs and giving invited talks :: (Rebecca Morss - Lisa Dilling - Linda Mearns - Susanne Moser). --> Read more.
November 17, 2006
ISSE Scientist, Dr. Joanne Kleypas, has been quoted in the New Yorker magazine's latest issue, (2006-11-20). The article is in the "Annals of Science" section and is called "The Darkening Sea" by Elizabeth Kolbert. --> Read more!
October 18, 2006
Expect a Warmer, Wetter World this Century, Computer Models Agree
ISSE Scientist, Claudia Tebaldi, is the lead author on a new study, “Going to the Extremes: An intercomparison of model-simulated historical and future changes in extreme events,” which was published online October 11, 2006 and will appear in the December issue of the journal Climatic Change. --> Read more.
October 9, 2006
ISSE is searching for a new mid-career scientist. Click here to view the position description and application instructions if you are interested or know of someone who may be a good candidate. --> Read more.
September 20, 2006
This month Linda Mearns, Kathleen Miller, and Paty Romero Lankao, attended the final Lead Authors' Meeting of the Intergovenmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 2 Fourth Assessment Report in Cape Town, South Africa. --> Read more.
August 22, 2006
Jeffrey Lazo (ISSE : RAL : SIP) and Rebecca Morss (ISSE : MMM) organized a workshop on August 14-16, 2006 to develop a societal and economic research and applications agenda for the North American THORPEX program. The workshop brought together researchers from a variety of disciplines to develop research priorities focusing around four themes: communication of forecast uncertainty, user-relevant verification, economic value of forecasts and use of forecasts in decision-making, and decision support. For more information, click here or contact Jeff or Rebecca.
August 22, 2006
The Societal Impacts Program (SIP), a collaborative program on the societal impacts and economic benefits of weather information, has incorporated the Extreme Weather Sourcebook website into the SIP and has given it a new look! Please click here to learn more.
August 18, 2006
Managing drought and water scarcity has become a matter of even more concern in the U.S. as climate change intensifies. The Geological Society of America is organizing an interdisciplinary, interactive meeting on this topic. "Managing Drought and Water Scarcity in Vulnerable Environments:  Creating a Roadmap for Change in the United States" takes place 18-20 September, 2006 in Longmont, Colorado. The major goal is to produce a science and public policy document which can be used in public policy efforts. ISSE scientist Olga Wilhelmi is involved in the project and serves on the conference technical program committee. For more information, visit Conference Website or contact Olga.
August 4, 2006
Antonio Navarra of IMGA/CNR will be speaking at a joint seminar hosted by the Institute for the Study of Society and Environment (ISSE) and the Climate & Global Dynamics Division (CGD). The talk is titled "The Centro Euromediterraneo sui Cambiaimenti Climatici (CMCC): A New Italian Initiative in the Modeling and Impacts of Climate Change". The Seminar is scheduled for Friday, 4 August 2006 at 11:00 a.m. in NCAR's Mesa Lab, Damon Room.
August 2, 2006
The Global Carbon Project, co-organized by ISSE's Deputy Director, Patricia Romero-Lankao, invites you to participate in the First International Conference on Carbon Management at Urban and Regional Levels: Connecting Development Decisions to Global Issues. Visit the Global Carbon Project Conference website.
August 2, 2006
Please join the Institute for the Study of Society and Environment (ISSE) for a presentation by Rob Wilby of the Environment Agency of England and Wales. Dr. Wilby will present a talk entitled "A Green and Pleasant Land?". The talk will cover climate change concerns in the UK and its societal and environmental impacts on water resources, ozone, carbon and coping with the challenges that lay ahead. The seminar will be held at 10:00-11:00 on Thursday, August 3, 2006 at our Foothills Lab, Building FL-2, Room 1001. Please contact Ronnie Wynne vwynne@ucar.edu x 8117 for more information.
July 23, 2006
The Institute for the Study of Society & Environment (ISSE) is pleased to announce its Summer 2006 – Climate & Health Colloquium, July 16- July 22, 2006 was a great success!! This colloquium exposed graduate and post-graduate students to methods for integrating climate change, climate variability and public health research. It included presentations, opportunities for students to discuss integrated work with leaders in their respective fields, and gain hands-on experience with analytic tools. Click here to learn more about this colloquium, or contact Veronica Wynne, (303)497-8117.
July 23, 2006
A new and lively group of WAS*IS ers were back at it again, July 14 - 21, 2006, for another WAS*IS version with Eve Gruntfest and Julie Demuth. The workshop is being supported by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the U.S. Weather Research Program. Click here to read more.
July 10, 2006
ISSE Scientist, Joan Kleypas, involved in report warning about Carbon Dioxide Threats to Marine Life. The report named "Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reefs and Other Marine Calcifiers," warns that oceans worldwide absorbed approximately 118 billion metric tons of carbon between 1800 and 1994. Please click here to read more.
July 10, 2006
ISSE Scientist, Kathleen Miller and co-author, David Yates (RAL), recently published a book titled, "Climate Change and Water Resources: A Primer for Municipal Water Providers." This book is an educational report designed for use by the drinking water utility industry. Please click here to read more.
June 19, 2006
The Institute for the Study of Society & Environment (ISSE) is pleased to announce its Summer 2006 – Climate & Health Colloquium, July 16- July 22, 2006. This colloquium exposes graduate and post-graduate students to methods for integrating climate change, climate variability and public health research. It will include presentations, opportunities for students to discuss integrated work with leaders in their respective fields, and gain hands-on experience with analytic tools. Click here to learn more about this colloquium, or contact Veronica Wynne, (303)497-8117.
June 13, 2006
ISSE is building collaborative ties with NOAA's Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment (RISA) Program. After two brainstorming and planning meetings, researchers at NCAR> and various RISA Centers around the country will focus their initial collaboration on three topics: (1) downscaled climate change projections through the  North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP); (2) Water-weather-climate interactions; and (3) Capturing and assessing the RISA science-stakeholder interaction. For contact information, background, and more detail on these collaborative projects, go here.
June 7, 2006
Francisco Meza of the Facultad de Agronomia e Ingenieria Forestal, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, Chile, will be speaking on the "Economic Value of Seasonal Climate Forecasts for Agriculture: Review of Evidence and Recommendations for Future Research." We hope you will join us in welcoming Dr. Meza for this talk.
May 25, 2006
The Societal Impacts Program (SIP) , a collaborative program on the societal impacts and economic benefits of weather information, has incorporated the Societal Aspects of Weather (SOCASP) website into the SIP and has given it a new look! Please click here to learn more about the "SOCASP".
May 15, 2006
Hayley Fowler is a visiting scientist at NCAR. She is a Research Fellow in the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK where she has worked since 2001. She is a hydro-climatologist who specialises in the impacts of climate change and variability on hydrological extremes of floods and droughts, particularly recent and projected future changes extreme rainfall events, and the development of modelling tools for end-users within climate change impact studies.
May 8, 2006
The application period opens May 8th, 2006 for the NCAR ECSA Junior Faculty Forum. This years topics are:
Topic 1: The Science of Communicating Uncertainty in Weather and Climate Extremes,
Topic 2: Regional and Global Models: A study in model sensitivities to various parameters,
Topic 3: Air Quality Management: Recent progress and future directions
Click here to learn more.
April 24, 2006
NOTIFICATION OF APPLICANT ACCEPTANCE INTO THE COLLOQUIUM WILL BE MADE DURING THE WEEK OF MAY 1st for the Summer 2006 – Climate & Health Colloquium, July 16- July 22, 2006.
April 24, 2006
A very busy Dr. Joanie Kleypas, an ISSE Scientist, co-chaired a session on "Ocean Acidification" at the EGU meeting in Vienna (April, 2006), presented a summary of the session findings to reporters at an EGU press conference, spent a week in April working with Dr. Jean-Pierre Gattuso at the Laboratoire d'Océanographie (CNRS) in Villefranche-sur-mer, France, and is currenlty working with NOAA colleagues in La Parguera, Puerto Rico. All in the month of April! Click here to read more about Dr. Kleypas.
April 13, 2006
The passionate group of WAS*ISers, go on the road to Norman, OK next week, April 18-20, 2006, for a shortened 3-day invited version with Eve Gruntfest, Julie Demuth and Rebecca Morss. The workshop is being sponsored by the OU Vice President for Research, OU College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, Sasaki Institute, NOAA National Severe Storm Laboratory Colloquium Series, Department of Geography, Center for Spatial Analysis, and Center for Applied Social Sciences. Click here to read more.
April 12, 2006
The Societal Impacts Program (SIP) , a collaborative program on the societal impacts and economic benefits of weather information, has a new look to their website! The SIP is a joint effort of the Institute for the Study of Society and Environment and the Research Applications Laboratory. Click here to learn more about the SIP!
April 10, 2006
NARCCAP, the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program, was hosted by ISSE's Dr. Linda Mearns at their 3/6-3/9 meeting at NCAR. NARCCAP is an international program that will serve the high resolution climate scenario needs of both the United States and Canada, using regional climate model, coupled global climate model, and time-slice experiments. Click here to read more about NARCCAP.
April 7, 2006
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS CLOSED! for the Summer 2006 – Climate & Health Colloquium, July 16- July 22, 2006.
March 20, 2006
The passionate group of WAS*ISers, met again March 12-17, 2006 to develop more dynamic ideas on how to integrate social science and physical science. Click here to visit the WAS*IS website.
March 15, 2006
DEADLINE CHANGE for the Summer 2006 – Climate & Health Colloquium, July 16- July 22, 2006. The application period for the Summer ’06 Climate & Health Colloquium begins on February 6 – with an extended deadline of April 7, 2006. ALSO, the date by which we will make acceptance notifications has been moved to April 28, 2006.
March 31, 2006
NCAR/SERE Associate Director, Diana H. Josephson, known for her vision in revitalizing organizations ranging from government agencies to nonprofits, died on Monday March 6, at her home in Boulder, Colorado, from complications of cancer. She was 69. Click here to read more.
March 1, 2006
The Institute for the Study of Society & Environment (ISSE) is pleased to announce its Summer 2006 – Climate & Health Colloquium, July 16- July 22, 2006. This colloquium exposes graduate and post-graduate students to methods for integrating climate change, climate variability and public health research. It will include presentations, opportunities for students to discuss integrated work with leaders in their respective fields, and gain hands-on experience with analytic tools. Click here to learn more about this colloquium, including application procedures, or contact Veronica Wynne, (303)497-8117.
February 15, 2006
The application period for the Summer ’06 Climate & Health Colloquium begins on February 6 – with a deadline for receipt by March 17. Notification for acceptance into the Colloquium is April 7, 2006.
February 14, 2006
ISSE Scientist, Dr. Susi Moser will be speaking on "Climate & Terrorism: Commonalities and Differences in Societal Response" at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO, held 2/16-2/20. This 2/19 presentation is part of the "Risk & Society Symposium".  For more information on Susi Moser's research and projects, click here. Newsmedia please contact Anatta at (303) 497-8604 or click here.
February 2, 2006
Do you wish to join the passionate group of WAS*ISers, working to create new ways of integrating social science and physical science? Click here to apply to attend the Summer Workshop in Boulder, Colorado.
January 3, 2006
A highly interactive CASA/NCAR Decision Sciences Workshop was held at NCAR on December 13-14, 2005. There was a broad range of multi-disciplinary fields represented at the workshop. They used both quantitative and behavioral approaches to model decision making by individuals and groups. The workshop's product will be a report on potential short and long-term multi-disciplinary research ideas of interest to the decision science community, NCAR and CASA. Click here for more information.

2005

December 30, 2005
Dr. Linda Mearns, the Director of ISSE, has been named an American Meteorological Society Fellow. She joins 31 scientists, currently at NCAR, as a recipient of this honor. Click here to visit Dr. Mearn's website.
December 20, 2005
The first WAS*IS intensive workshop was held in Boulder with 23 elite invitees from varied backgrounds forming the small, passionate group of WAS*ISers, working to create new ways of integrating social science and physical science. Click here to read more.
August 8, 2005
Nicole Ngo and Julian Wang (both Climate & Health - Linda Mearns); Braxton Edwards (GIS/flood risks - Rebecca Morss, Olga Wilhelmi); and Bret Harper (Alternative Energy Resources - Bob Harriss) will be giving their final presentations this week.
August 2, 2005
The NCAR Societal Impacts Program (SIP) announces an exciting new opportunity on Weather and Society*Integrated Studies (WAS*IS). WAS*IS is a two-part workshop that is going to change what *WAS* to what *IS* the future of integrated weather studies. The Societal Impacts Program project is a joint ISSE and RAL project.
July 7, 2005
View the "GIS in Weather, Climate and Impacts Workshop 2005" Photo Gallery, which took place July 6-8, 2005!
June 6, 2005
SOARS students and their mentors at ISSE: Nicole Ngo and Julian Wang (both Climate & Health - Linda Mearns); Braxton Edwards (GIS/flood risks - Rebecca Morss, Olga Wilhelmi); and Bret Harper (Alternative Energy Resources - Bob Harriss).
April 27, 2005
The GIS in Weather, Climate and Impacts Workshop 2005 is now in progress.
April 11, 2005
The latest issue of the combined Network Newsletter and ENSO Signal is now available.
April 4, 2005
Dr. Linda Mearns is the new ISSE Director. She has been ISSE's Deputy Director since 2000 and an NCAR scientist since 1988. Robert Harriss will continue his research at ISSE. Dr. Mearns' website is here.
March 28, 2005
ISSE's Susi Moser has been named 2005 Leopold Leadership Fellow. Based at the Stanford Institute for the Environment, the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program provides fellows with intensive communications and leadership training. To learn more, click here.
March 10, 2005
Today we announce the campaign start for the John W. Firor and Judith E. Jacobsen Postdoctoral Fellowship, a permanently endowed position at ISSE/NCAR. The Fellowship will be established to further the extraordinary accomplishments and vision of John William Firor and Judith Eva Jacobsen towards global sustainability. To read more about the planned fellowship, click here. (PDF)
February 2, 2005
The workshop report for El Niño Early Warning for Sustainable Development in the Pacific Rim and Islands, held 13-16 September 2004 in Ecuador is now available in PDF and html.
January 31, 2005
Read our latest ISSE UPDATE with information on current visitors and their projects, (PDF 101KB).

2004

November 15, 2004
NCAR Initiatives & New Projects site
We created high-quality, interactive websites for the most recent ISSE projects. To learn about the new projects, click on any of the following links:
Alaskan Climate Affairs
Climate Change and Water Research
Communicating Urgency- Facilitating Social Change
Coral Reefs and Climate Change
Environmental Impacts from Urban Transport in China
North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program
Superstorm '93
The State of the Carbon Cycle Report
October 1, 2004
ESIG is now a part of ISSE!
The NCAR Reorganization launched on 1 October 2004. As part of this change, the Environmental and Societal Impacts Group (ESIG) is now a part of the Institute for the Study of Society and Environment (ISSE). Why a reorganization? In the words of Tim Killeen, NCAR's Director, The challenges facing atmospheric sciences are broader and more inter-disciplinary in nature than ever, and the organizational structure of NCAR must be optimized to facilitate successful implementation of our strategic plan. Read more about NCAR's strategic plan (PDF).
15 August 2004
The workshop on El Nino Early Warning for Sustainable Development in Pacific Rim Countries and Islands website is now available and will contain updates for participants and interested parties to peruse. The meeting will be held 13-16 September 2004 in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
July 20, 2004
The Summer Colloquium on Climate and Health is being held July 21-28, 2004 in Boulder Colorado. In this six-day colloquium, health scientists and students will benefit from lectures and hands on tools taught by top NCAR climatologists and statisticians; climatologists will learn about health databases and epidemiologic methods from leading health scientists from CDC, Johns Hopkins, and other institutions from around the globe.
July 8, 2004
The Workshop on Native American Climate Decision Making is being held July 12-13, 2004 in the Mesa Lab Damon Room at NCAR.
June 16, 2004
The website for the El Niño Early Warning for Sustainable Development in the Pacific Rim and Islands is now available. The meeting will be held 13-16 September 2004 in the Galapagos Islands.
June 15, 2004
The Summer Colloquium on Climate and Health is being held 21-29 June 2004, hosted by ASP and NCAR. For more information, visit the colloquium website.
May 25, 2004
The workshop on Airborne Transport of Pathogens: Early Detection, Rapid Alert, and Community Response is being held 25 May 2004 at NCAR in Boulder Colorado.
May 11, 2004
As ESIG's contribution to the Superstorm '93 project, Michael Glantz and Rebecca Morss have begun work on a preliminary website. This website contains background information on the project and links to the rest of the Superstorm '93 team. It is funded by NCAR, the National Science Foundation, and ESIG.
March 15, 2004
A Climate Change and Water Resources Conference is being held March 15-16, 2004 in NCAR Mesa Lab Damon room. The goal of the workshop is to facilitate communication between specialists in climatic change and professionals in water utilities to enable the water utilities to plan appropriately for the effect of global warming on water resources.
February 3, 2004
An ESIG Alert has been issued for Early Warning Systems and Sustainable Development. A workshop was organized in October 2003 in Shanghai, China by Michael Glantz of ESIG and Zhang Renhe of the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (CAMS) to look at early warning systems to alert at-risk people, communities, and governments about the possible onset and impacts of hydrometeorological and other hazards. To find out more, please visit: Early Warning Systems and Sustainable Development.
February 2, 2004
The final full report of the Early Warning Systems: Do's and Don'ts Workshop is now online in html and pdf format. The workshop was held 20-23 October 2003 in Shanghai, China.
January 7, 2004
The latest version of the combined ENSO Signal (#26) and Network Newsletter (Vol. 19, No. 1) are now on line. Please send us any news items you may have for the next issue by 31 March 2004.

2003

December 30, 2003
ESIG's FY2003 Annual Scientific Report is now on line.
December 10, 2003
ESIG is looking to hire a Systems Administrator I. For a description of job duties, requirements, or for information on how to apply, please visit the Careers and Opportunities section of this website.
November 03, 2003
The home page for the NCAR Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Initiative has been redesigned.
October 24, 2003
Michael Glantz convened a meeting on Early Warning Systems: Do's and Don'ts, in Shanghai, China, 20-23 October 2003. The meeting was co-sponsored by ESIG, NSF, NOAA, and the Chinese Meteorological Administration.
August 14, 2003
An ESIG Alert has been issued for the NCAR Initiative on GIS. In early 2001, NCAR recognized the need to explore and re-evaluate the capabilities of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as an integrating tool for scientific research and applications. ESIG's Olga Wilhelmi is the co-Principal Investigator for the GIS Initiative. A new ESIG Alert on the Initiative gives an overview of its accomplishments and future directions.
August 1, 2003
The Advanced Institute on Urbanization, Emission, and the Global Carbon Cycle will be taking place at the NCAR foothills Laboratory August 4 - 22 2003. This Institute, under the co-direction of Robert Harriss and Richard Rockwell (Roper Center and the Institute for Social Inquiry at the University of Connecticut), convened young natural and social scientists, engineers, and urban planners to critically examine the most environmentally significant interaction of cities with their environments: their emissions of both long-lived greenhouse gases and short-lived polluting gases and particulates.
July 31, 2003
A new website has been created for ESIG's research regarding International Fisheries and Climate Variability. This research, led by scientist Dr. Kathleen Miller, encompasses three separate projects that look at the impacts of climate variability on fish abundance and distribution and the implications of that variability for efforts to maintain effective cooperative international fisheries management.
May 9, 2003
During 2002, Andrew Gettelman (ACD), conducted a survey entitled The Information Divide in the Climate Sciences with support from ESIG and ASP. The report is published here in HTML and PDF.
April 9, 2003
Michael Glantz's most recent book entitled "Climate Affairs: A Primer" will be available by mid May. Click on the link for more information on the book, including the table of contents.
March 3, 2003
ESIG's website has been redesigned. Tell us what you think of our new look: esigwebmaster@ucar.edu.
January 30, 2003
The 2002 ESIG Annual Scientific Report is now online.
January 29, 2003
The NCAR GIS Initiative Website has been updated, and contains information about the ESRI Site License, and the GIS Program including links to Introductory ArcGIS classes. The site also has a new domain of www.gis.ucar.edu, but site redirection is provided to forward traffic from the old URL.

2002

October 23, 2002
The Weather and Climate Impact Assessment Science Initiative website is now online. The initiative is composed of three elements, which were chosen based on consideration of recurring themes and issues that have emerged in assessments of the effects of climate variability and change on human society and the environment. Aspects of the initiative are also highly congruent with the role of NCAR as a national center that should be providing services to the broader atmospheric sciences (e.g. university community). For more information, please visit the initiative website.
October 21, 2002
Increasing the Value of Weather Information in the Operation of the Electric Power System. A USWRP Sponsored Workshop will be held 6 - 7 November 2002. The workshop website is now online.
September 11, 2002
Two new books by ESIG scientists have just been released: John Firor and Judy Jacobson's book, The Crowded Greenhouse: Population, Climate Change, and Creating a Sustainable World from Yale University Press, and Michael Glantz's edited book on La Nina and Its Impacts: Facts and Speculation from the United Nations University. Click on the links for more information about each book.
August 12, 2002
The NCAR GIS Initiative Workshop: GIS in Weather, Climate and Impacts website is now online. The workshop was held August 12-14, 2002.
August 7, 2002
The Workshop on a Design for a Prototype CitySat, "Imaging Regional Urban/Industrial Environmental Footprints" was held on August 7-8, 2002.
August 5, 2002
The Forum on Colorado Cities and Regions, "Viewing the Past, Present, and Future from Satellites and the Computer Chip workshop was held August 5, 2002.
July 29, 2002
The US Workshop on Climate Projections, Uncertainty, and Scenarios for Impacts Assessment website is now online. The workshop was held 17-19 July 2002.
July 22, 2002
The final report of the "Water, Climate, and Development Issues" meeting held in Philadelphia on 18-19 June 2002 is now on line.
June 12, 2002
A Heat Wave Awareness Project website has been designed to provide information on heat wave mitigation, preparation, vulnerability, and resources to help fill the current void in heat wave awareness.
May 2, 2002
The Flashpoints Informal Planning Meeting (IPM) summary is now online. This is a brief review of the 4-5 April 2002 IPM held at Columbia University in New York.
March 15, 2002
The North American Carbon Program Plan (NACP) Report of the Committee of the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Steering Group is online. The report entails a plan for carbon cycle research focused on measuring and understanding sources and sinks of CO2, CH4, and CO in North America and adjacent oceans. The report is available in both PDF and HTML format.
March 5, 2002
The NCAR GIS Initiative website is now online. The goal of the NCAR GIS Initiative is to explore various opportunities that geographic information technology can offer for integrated interdisciplinary research within the organization and between NCAR and outside research community; interoperability and data exchange; and visualization and improved means of communicating scientific information to the public.
February 01, 2002
The Southeast Agricultural Project website is now online. The overarching goal of the project is to establish the sensitivity of the regional economics to changes in crop yields resulting from a range of changes in climate at different spatial resolutions.
January 22, 2002
The Daily Camera honors ESIG scientist Michael Glantz. On 22 January 2002, Boulder's Daily Camera presented 11 Pacesetter Awards for 2002. Mickey won the award as the 2002 Pacesetter for the Environment.
January 04, 2002
ESIG's FY2001 Annual Scientific Report is now on line.

2001

October 19, 2001
Once Burned, Twice Shy? Lessons Learned from the 1997-98 El Niño is now available from ESIG and the United Nations. Edited by Michael Glantz, this book presents key research and policy needs of the 16-country UN/ESIG study.
September 21, 2001
The North American Carbon Program Workshop was held September 5-7, 2001 in Boulder, CO.
July 13, 2001
PDF FileThe Accomplishments and Plans of the Environmental and Societal Impacts Group, FY 1998 - FY 2000, prepared for the National Science Foundation Peer Review, are now online.
June 24, 2001
The Regional Climate Research: Needs and Opportunities workshop report is now online. The workshop was held April 2-4, 2001 in Boulder, CO. Workshop organizers: Ruby Leung (PNNL), Linda O. Mearns (NCAR), Filippo Giorgi (Abdus Salam Institute), and Robert Wilby (King's College London).
June 19, 2001
The Web site for the United Nations/ESIG project has been updated with the project findings and executive summaries for each of the 16 country studies. This 19-month project was completed in mid-January and the UNU Press will release the full summary in late summer 2001.
June 8, 2001
On June 8, 2001, Roger Pielke, Jr. gave a presentation to the United States Senate on global warming/climate change.
January 16, 2001
The Extreme Weather Sourcebook Year 2001 Edition. Update by Roger A. Pielke, Jr.
January 02, 2001
ESIG's FY2000 Annual Scientific Report is now on line.
January 01, 2001
Michael Glantz's second edition of Currents of Change: El Niño and La Niña Impacts on Climate and Society has been released by Cambridge University Press.

2000

September 13, 2000
New Thoughts On Global Warming. Broadcast on WBEZ's Odyssey, September 12, 2000. With Roger A. Pielke, Jr., Raymond Pierrehumbert, and Dr. James Hansen.
September 12, 2000
A Physical Assessment of the Opportunities for Improved Management of the Water Resources of the Bi-National Rio Grande Basin Workshop. Workshop Convenor, Robert Harriss.
August 29, 2000
The Extreme Events: Developing a Research Agenda for the 21st Century workshop report. Workshop Co-Convenors, Roger A. Pielke, Jr. and Daniel Sarewitz.
August 28, 2000
Announcing a new email list-serv and an educational resource guide called weather-policy. Created by Roger A. Pielke, Jr.
June 30, 2000
Breaking the Global-Warming Gridlock. An article by Daniel Sarewitz and Roger A. Pielke, Jr. in the July 2000 issue of The Atlantic Monthly.
June 9, 2000
An Extreme Events Workshop held in Boulder, Colorado June 7-9, 2000. Workshop Co-Convenors: Roger A. Pielke, Jr. and Daniel Sarewitz.
May 23, 2000
Turning the Big Knob: An Evaluation of the Use of Energy Policy to Modulate Future Climate PDF FileImpacts. Published in Volume 11 of Energy and Environment, By Roger A. Pielke, Jr., Daniel Sarewitz, and Roberta Klein.
March 31, 2000
Global Environmental Problems in the Caspian Region. By Michael H. Glantz.
March 24, 2000
Prediction: Science, Decision making, and The Future of Nature. By Daniel Sarewitz, Roger A. Pielke, Jr., and Radford Byerly, Jr. Published by Island Press.
March 21, 2000
Winning and Losing the Global Warming Debate. By Roger A. Pielke, Jr., and Daniel Sarewitz.
March 7, 2000
Storms. By Roger A. Pielke, Jr., and Roger A. Pielke, Sr. (eds.). Published by Routledge Press.
February 29, 2000
PDF FilePrecipitation and Damaging Floods: Trends in the United States, 1932-1997. By Roger A. Pielke, Jr. and Mary W. Downton. Volume 13, Journal of Climate.
January 18, 2000
The first ESIG published issue of the ENSO Signal. Michael H. Glantz, Editor; D. Jan Stewart, Managing Editor.
January 3, 2000
The Annual Scientific Report for fiscal year 1999.

1999 - 1995

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October 28, 1999
Compilation of the Weather and Climate Forecasts Use and Value Bibliography. By Roger A. Pielke, Jr., Aaron Nutter, Roberta Klein, and Jennifer Oxelson.
October 26, 1999
The second Walter Orr Roberts Distinguished Lecture From a View of Grand Canyon to a Vision of Science in the Twenty-First Century, honoring ESIG Senior Scientist/NCAR Director Emeritus Dr. John W. Firor.
October 4, 1999
The Case of the 1997-98 El Nino-Southern Oscillation: First Meeting of Team Leaders. Principal Investigator, Michael H. Glantz; Secretariat and Project Liaison, DJan Stewart.
August 18, 1999
Arrival of Bob Harriss.
July 14, 1999
Thirty years After Hurricane Camille: Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost. Web Publication by Roger A. Pielke, Jr., Chantal Simonpietri, and Jennifer Oxelson.
June 30, 1999
Reducing the Impact of Environmental Emergencies Through Early Warning and Preparedness – The Case of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). The 19-month study (a partnership of UN agencies and ESIG) of the effects of the 1997-98 El Niño event. Principal Investigator, Michael H. Glantz; Secretariat and Project Liaison, DJan Stewart.
May 20, 1999
Climate Affairs Module Program. Instigated by Michael H. Glantz.
April 29, 1999
PDF FileLa Niña, El Niño, and Atlantic Hurricane Damages in the United States. Published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Volume 80. By Roger A. Pielke, Jr. and Christopher W. Landsea.
March 30, 1999
Creeping Environmental Problems and Sustainable Development in the Aral Sea Basin. Published by Cambridge University Press. By Michael H. Glantz.
March 19, 1999
PDF FileWho Decides? Forecasts and Responsibilities in the 1997 Red River Flood. Published in the 1999 Applied Behavioral Science Review, Volume 7. By Roger A. Pielke, Jr.
February 18, 1999
A Comparison of Simulations of Current Climate from Two Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean Global Climate Models Against Observations and Evaluation of Their Future Climates. Report to the National Institute for Global Environmental Change. By Ruth Doherty and Linda O. Mearns.
February 5, 1999
Extreme Weather Sourcebook. Compilation by Roger A. Pielke, Jr., Baat Enosh, Angel Gutierrez, and Miles Mercer.
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September 29, 1998
The La Niña Summit workshop report. Michael H. Glantz, Workshop Convenor; D. Jan Stewart, Workshop Coordinator.
September 12, 1998
The Second Prediction in the Earth Sciences: Use and Misuse in Policy Making Workshop report Workshop convened by Roger A. Pielke, Jr., Daniel Sarewitz, Radford Byerly, Jr., and Dale Jamieson.
March 30, 1998
El Niño, La Niña, and freshwater resources online in the United Nations Environment Programme magazine. By. Michael H. Glantz
January 28, 1998
PDF FileNormalized Hurricane Damages in the United States: 1925-1995. Published in Weather and Forecasting, Volume 13. By Roger A. Pielke, Jr. and Christopher W. Landsea
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December 30, 1997
Current Events online in the United Nations Environment Programme magazine. By Michael H. Glantz.
December 20, 1997
The Potential Use and Misuse of El Niño Information in North America. Workshop report. By Michael H. Glantz.
October 27, 1997
Food Security in Southern Africa. Report by Michael H. Glantz , Michele Betsill, and Kristine Crandall.
September 30, 1997
Meeting the Promise of Flood Forecasting. Natural Hazards Center web site. By Roger A. Pielke, Jr.
August 1, 1997
The ENSO Colloquium. Workshop Report. Michael H. Glantz, Organizer.
July 30, 1997
Rates and Processes of Amazon Deforestation. By Michael H. Glantz, Amara Tandy Brook, and Patrcia Parisi.
July 12, 1997
The First Prediction in the Earth Sciences: Use and Misuse in Policy Making Workshop report Workshop convened by Roger A. Pielke, Jr., Daniel Sarewitz, Radford Byerly, Jr., and Dale Jamieson.
June 30, 1997
Case Studies of Economic Value of Weather and Climate Forecasts. By Richard W. Katz.
April 4, 1997
The Social and Economic Impacts of Weather. Workshop report. Workshop convened by Roger A. Pielke, Jr.
April 1, 1997
Are famines so difficult to predict? By Michael H. Glantz. Published online in the Internet Journal of African Studies.
March 24, 1997
Internet Journal for African Studies. Issue No. 2, March 1997. Editor, Michael H. Glantz.
March 24, 1997
Mesoscale Research Initiative workshop report. Michael H. Glantz, Conference Organizer; Lesley F. Tarleton, Conference Coordinator.
January 8, 1997
An Institute on the Economics of the Climate Resource. Report by Kathleen A. Miller.
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December 2, 1996
Fragilecologies. Created by Michael H. Glantz
November 1, 1996
Extreme Mesoscale Events and Impacts 1992-1994 Flood Report. By Roger A. Pielke, Jr.
October 3, 1996
Currents of Change: El Niño's Impact on Climate and Society. By Michael H. Glantz. Published by Cambridge University Press.
July 15, 1996
The Ecosystem Sustainability Project. Collaborative project between Michael H. Glantz and John Kineman (NOAA).
May 16, 1996
NATO Advanced Research Workshop 950549. Workshop report. Michael H. Glantz, NATO Country Director; Igor Zonn, CP Country Director.
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September 10 1995
The Economics of Climate Variability and Global Change. List-Serv instigated by Kathleen A. Miller.
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"Because the pathway to sustainability cannot be charted in advance, it will have to be navigated through trial and error and conscious experimentation. The urgent need is to design strategies and institutions that can better integrate incomplete knowledge with experimental action into programs of adaptive management and social learning."
NRC, Our Common Journey (1999)