News and Opportunities

(Unless otherwise noted, all news pieces were written by Gyami Shrestha.)

2015

June, 2015

'Despite the rapid growth in ocean acidification research, there are still many unanswered scientific and societal questions posed by coastal resource users and decision makers....'

The Scientific Steering Committee of the Global Carbon Project met in Oslo....

Abstracts informing and related to this Special Scientific Assessment of the Current Status and Opportunities in carbon cycle science across terrestrial, atmospheric and oceanic systems are requested....

May, 2015

The FY16 Our Changing Planet Report, a supplement to the President's budget, summarizes the USGCRP's advancements toward achieving its scientific goals, delivering on its Congressional mandate, supporting the President’s Climate Action Plan, and building a knowledge base that effectively informs human responses to global change....

Analyses of impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation responses will be framed by RCPs 8.5 and 4.5 as high- and low-emissions scenarios, respectively. Other scenarios (for example, RCP 2.6) will be included on an as-needed basis, such as in analyses of mitigation impacts.

The CCIWG will meet with the CCSSG for individual input on carbon cycle science needs and opportunities......

The White House has issued a Federal Register Notice for engagement activities of the USGCRP's Sustained Assessment process.

April, 2015

The draft USGCRP Special Assessment on Climate and Health is available for public review....

January, 2015

With over 370 participants, 77 talks and 254 posters presented in science, science policy and science communication sessions such as 'Carbon Management and Decision Support', 'North American Carbon Cycle en Route to COP-21 in Paris',....

A new goal to cut U.S. methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40–45% from 2012 levels by 2025....

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