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View Resource A Review of Impacts to US Agricultural Resources

The Pew Center for Climate Change has released the first in a series of environmental impact reports exploring "anticipated effects of climate change on US agriculture." The Foreword, Executive Summary, and comments are posted on-site, and the full report is available for download in .pdf format.
View Resource NOAA's Drought Information Center

The Drought Information Center metasite serves as a gateway to NOAA's (and other) online resources on drought and climate conditions. From the US Drought Monitor (current assessment of drought status), to the Palmer Drought Severity Index, to paleo perspectives on North American drought, this site covers background information, current updates, and future predictions on droughts.
View Resource Confronting Climate Change in the Gulf Coast Region

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent nonprofit alliance of 50,000 concerned citizens and scientists across the country who "augment rigorous scientific analysis with innovative thinking and committed citizen advocacy to build a cleaner, healthier environment and a safer world." The Confronting Climate Change in the Gulf Coast Region curriculum guide contains ten activities...
View Resource National Weather Service: Climate Prediction Center

The mission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s Climate Prediction Center is "to maintain a continuous watch on short-term climate fluctuations and to diagnose and predict them." To that end, the site's main section, Climate Spotlight, offers a current monthly/seasonal forecast, updates on La Niña, a new tutorial on El Niño/La Niña, daily precipitation monitoring...