Board on Environmental Change and Society
March 1-2, 2018
National Academies' Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Communities in Harm's Way: Addressing Environmental Change and Extreme Weather Events
March 1, 2018
(1:00 - 4:00 pm EST)
Keck Center, Room 100
500 5th Street, NW
The seminar will explore policy and community response mechanisms to address threats to the built environment and local communities as a result of extreme weather events.
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A Decision Framework for Managing the Spirit Lake and Toutle River System at Mount St. Helens
This report offers a framework to guide federal, tribal, state and local agencies, community groups, and other interested and affected parties in making decisions about the Spirit Lake and Toutle River system, near Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state. The process should include broader participation by groups and parties whose safety, livelihoods, and quality of life are affected by decisions about the lake and river system.
|Integrating Social and Behavioral Sciences Within the Weather Enterprise|
This report explores and provides guidance on the challenges of integrating social and behavioral sciences (SBS) within the weather enterprise. It assesses current SBS activities, describes the potential value of improved integration of SBS and barriers that imped the integration, develops a research agenda, and identifies infrastructural and institutional arrangements for successfully pursuing SBS weather research and the transfer of relevant findings to operational settings.
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|Valuing Climate Changes: Updating Estimation of the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide|
This report from the Board on Environmental Change and Society recommends both short-term and longer-term updates to the methodology to strengthen the scientific basis, provide greater transparency, and improve characterization of the uncertainties in the estimates.
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