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Sigmetnow

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National Climate Assessment (US)
« on: May 09, 2014, 01:47:24 AM »
President Obama unveiled the latest US climate report this week by sitting down with meteorologists for one-on-one interviews -- a bid to better get the message across by using the communicators more people trust.  Four years in the making, the report is downloadable, but the website is amazing:

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The new assessment reflects the immersive digital experience most people expect in 2014. The site is beautifully designed, easy to navigate, and dare we say, modern. A silent looping video of palm trees whipping in the wind introduces a chapter on extreme weather, and interactive graphics abound, allowing users to delve into key climate change indicators in as much detail as they want. And you can actually look at it on a cell phone without squinting or wanting to smash your screen in frustration. It’s a far cry from slogging through static pages or links to PDFs.
Here it is:
http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/can-we-talk-about-the-new-nca-website-17412

And how did cable news cover it?  No surprise, Al Jazeera spent 120 minutes on in-depth coverage -- while Fox described it as a distraction (from things Fox prefers to rant about).
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/08/3435147/climate-assessment-coverage/
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Re: National Climate Assessment (US)
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2014, 02:02:36 PM »
An AMA by some of the authors on reddit http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/254diy/science_ama_series_we_helped_create_the_third/

They'll be answering questions later this evening.

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Re: National Climate Assessment (US)
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2014, 07:49:35 PM »
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.