A lot of media energy is spent on whether or not there is a global climate change occurring on earth. This workshop talks about what to do on a regional scale when there are serious changes in the average local climate. This could be more snow, less rain, higher winds.
This is a quote from the “Workshop on Climate Science Needed to Support Robust Adaptation Decisions” discussed on Climate Etc.
The focus is on timescales out to 2050 and regional scales.
Towards bridging the gap between climate information (supply) and decision making (demand) on regional and decadal time scales, the following questions emerge:
Are decision makers asking the right questions related to climate variability and change?
Are climate scientists answering questions of relevance to decision makers?
What questions are we not asking?
What are the institutional structures, decision processes, and modes of engagement among information users and producers that allows us to ask and answer the right questions about actionable climate information?
The objectives of the workshop are to:
Identify strategies that can help bridge the gap between climate information (supply) and decision making (demand) on regional and decadal time scales;
Explore the potential for new collaborations between UK-US;
Identify future research priorities and strategies.