New climate toolkit to help local leaders plan for the future

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – As local leaders build for the future, they have a new tool to help them adapt to a changing climate.

NOAA is rolling out an updated version of its climate explorer as part of the U.S. Climate Resilience toolkit.

Climate Explorer allows leaders to zoom down to the county level to get a better understanding of how weather and climate will affect the future.

A climate model helps depict how threats like sea level rise, nuisance flooding, and hurricanes and storm surge will affect the region over the next several decades.

Leaders will be able to download maps and other data to help in their planning and decision making.
The first version of the toolkit was released in 2014 as part of President Obama’s climate action plan. It now offers over 220 tools with more climate variables on the way soon.

For now, NOAA plans a campaign to get the word out about the new and improved toolkit as quickly as they can.

Click here for more on the NOAA Climate Explorer.

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