New Climate Information Tools: A User Guide to Climate Change Portals and the Utah Hazard Planning Dashboard
The landscape of climate change information is like a rainforest: rich and diverse, but hard to navigate. A User Guide to Climate Change Portals is a new online resource designed to help people and communities acquire and interpret climate change information that is appropriate for their locality in the Mountain West and beyond. Jeff Lukas of Lukas Climate Research and Consulting and Julie Vano of the Aspen Global Change Institute walk through the User Guide and the six types of curated information resources that are highlighted in the guide.
The Utah Hazard Planning Tool is an online dashboard-style tool that provides information about the past incidence, current risk, and future projections of climate hazards important for Utah, such as drought, wildfire, flooding, extreme heat, and others. WWA's Seth Arens provides an overview of the information available in the tool and a brief demonstration on how to use it.