Earth Day Presentation
|"Climate Adaptation Science Investigators Working for Goddard"
Dr. Molly Brown, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Abstract: The Climate Adaptation Science Investigators (CASI) Workgroup is tasked to assist in the development of Climate Change Adaptation strategies for NASA as a whole as well as at individual Centers. Several recent studies, including the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) Climate Impacts Report, have highlighted the large range of regional climate change effects that are currently being experienced or are expected in the coming decades. Furthermore, in an Executive Order dated October 5, 2009, titled "Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance" the President mandates that all agencies evaluate agency climate-change risks and vulnerabilities to manage the effects of climate change on the agency's operations and mission in both the short and long-term. The CASI Workgroup contributes to the scientific advancement of relevant climate and impacts science at the Center-scale and contributes to a body of knowledge on how to apply Earth science in decision-making. The CASI members will also further the goals outlined in the Executive Order by ensuring that NASA institutional stewards decision-making process benefits from the best available scientific information. At Goddard, we are working with the Code 200 environment and facilities divisions to identify specific interventions needed to improve our adaptation to potential changes in climate. These include reducing storm water runoff and preparing for increased energy use due to warmer temperatures. This talk will review science and institutional changes needed to adapt to a warmer Goddard.
|Date||April 20, 2012|
|Start/End Time||11:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
|Location||Building 28, Room E210|
|Contact||Eric Brown de Colstoun|