29 Aug '12, 9am

As extreme summer heat becomes the new normal, how do we prepare for what lies ahead?

As extreme summer heat becomes the new normal, how do we prepare for what lies ahead?

First, local communities and businesses need good information about what types of impacts are likely to occur in specific places. The Nature Conservancy is working with the World Bank to translate future projections of temperature and precipitation into impacts on local extremes of heat, water availability, flood and drought stress, and agricultural productivity. This work will soon be made available via the World Bank’s Climate Knowledge Portal to help inform corporate and government plans for infrastructure, energy provision, disaster preparedness, and other needs. In the meantime, you can learn about general changes in temperature and rainfall in your home region — or anyplace on the globe — by visiting

Full article: http://blog.nature.org/2012/08/the-heat-is-on-and-its-tim...

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