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Predictive environmental understanding

Working together to close climate change information gaps

January 28, 2020

Stakeholders in industry, agriculture, and city governments are struggling to understand how to manage climate change risks. Climate scientists, meanwhile, want to know what specific information these stakeholders need from them to address the risks. In July, Argonne scientists convened a workshop at the laboratory to bridge the information gap — bringing together representatives from energy industries, agriculture, and city governments to discuss with climate change and risk researchers from across the Midwest how best to

  • Understand the specific, practical climate change challenges that stakeholders face.
  • Identify informational needs and gaps and explore the specific research/data needed to fill them.
  • Build relationships and learn from each other to pave the way to effective resiliency and risk management plans.

Argonne is preparing a report detailing the results of the workshop that will be accessible through its Climate Risk and Resiliency Studies web page. Argonne scientists involved in the workshop include Cristina Negri, Thomas Wall, Rao Kotamarthi, and Robin Graham.

Read the full article on Eos.

Last June, these barges stalled at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, near Cairo, Ill., hinted at future climate management challenges in the U.S. Midwest.
Last June, these barges stalled at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, near Cairo, Ill., hinted at future climate management challenges in the U.S. Midwest. [Source: Robin Graham, Argonne National Laboratory]