Released just after Thanksgiving, the Fourth National Climate Assessment took the media and public by storm with its projections for the climate in the future for regions across the United States. This time, the report went hyper-local. We (along with 12 other authors) had a role in the report’s creation, conducting stakeholder engagement workshops and writing about climate changes already taking place in the Northern Great Plains. But we also highlighted how communities are tackling those issues and how they are planning for the future.
In the spring, we, with Nebraska Extension, will do a statewide rollout of the report so we can work together toward solutions to changes in climate. That meeting will be March 21 at Innovation Campus. We hope to see you there!
You can read more about our role in the NCA4 in this quarter’s edition of Climate Crossroads. We also share Nebraska highlights from the national climate assessment, answering, “What does climate change mean for me?”
Also in this edition, you’ll find:
- Al Dutcher’s three-month outlook
- A year-in-review with Nebraska Mesonet
- Our service statistics
- A Platte River Time Lapse project featuring NSCO director Martha Shulski