09.01.2022

Climate Justice Series: Webinar 2

With the new Phase IV grant funding and subsequent upcoming research, SCIPP has added a new area of focus centered around “climate justice.” Climate justice directly connects to previously-researched areas by SCIPP, including disaster resilience and climate change adaptation, in increasingly meaningful ways. Therefore, Simone Domingue, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for SCIPP, will host a …

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08.05.2022

2021-2022 Annual Report

SCIPP’s 2021-2022 Annual Report is here! Our mission is to assist organizations with making decisions that build resilience by collaboratively producing research, tools, and knowledge that reduce weather and climate risks and impacts across the South Central United States. Accordingly, the application of SCIPP’s mission objectives are detailed throughout the annual report. Some highlights of …

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07.21.2022

Climate Justice Webinar Series

With the new Phase IV grant funding and subsequent upcoming research, SCIPP has added a new area of focus centered around “climate justice.” Climate justice directly connects to previously-researched areas by SCIPP, including disaster resilience and climate change adaptation, in increasingly meaningful ways. Therefore, Simone Domingue, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for SCIPP, will host a …

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07.06.2022

Simple Planning Tool for Texas Climate Hazards

The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP) is pleased to announce the expansion of the Simple Planning Tool to Texas. The tool, previously available in Oklahoma and Arkansas, assists planners, emergency managers, and decision makers in Texas who are assessing their long-term climate risks, both historically and in the future. The tool was primarily designed …

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06.27.2022

Climate Adaptation Summer Academy 2022

The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP) Summer Academy 2022 welcomed undergraduate students from all over the organization’s four-state region of Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana for five days of climate adaptation lectures, activities, and community exploration! The all-expenses-paid trip welcomed a total of 18 students to the University of Oklahoma from June 6th through the …

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05.06.2022

NCEI Releases 2021 Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters Report

The National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) released its 2021 Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters Report. The report uses inflation-adjusted financial data to assess weather and climate-related disasters that pass the billion-dollar damage threshold. The Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters tool is a useful resource to view the frequency and costs of these events since …

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04.15.2022

New Publication on Concentrated and Intensifying Humid Heat Extremes

Simone Speizer, former Research Associate with the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, recently published a study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters that explored the trends in “humid heat” across the globe. Instead of simply looking at temperature, Speizer also took into account moisture in the air using the wet-bulb temperature, a method that more …

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02.07.2022

Climate Adaptation Summer Academy

The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program invites undergraduate students from Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana to participate in a 5-day, all-expenses-paid program designed to introduce students to the topic of climate adaptation. Climate Adaptationis the process of identifying both present and future climate effects and determining how communities can adjust to the impacts of present and …

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01.26.2022

NCA5 Public Engagement Workshops

SCIPP is involved in authoring the Southern Great Plains chapter of the fifth National Climate Assessment. The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated quadrennial report led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The report evaluates how climate change affects people and places in the United States. To inform development of the fifth …

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12.09.2021

Simple Planning Tools (v 1.6) Released

SCIPP’s Simple Planning Tools for Oklahoma and Arkansas Climate Hazards were developed in 2017-2018 and are a compilation of easy-to-use online interactive tools, maps, and graphs relevant to 13 hazards. The tools allow users to access and obtain locally relevant data from the provided links and instructions and learn about future trends and data limitations. …

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12.01.2021

SCIPP Climate Communications Assistant Position

​SCIPP is currently seeking an undergraduate student enrolled at The University of Oklahoma for the position of Climate Communications Assistant. This part-time position will assist the SCIPP Program Manager and Team with a variety of communication-related tasks such as updating and creating website news stories and content, producing social media content, translating SCIPP team member …

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11.17.2021

SCIPP Publication Selected as Editor’s Choice in Natural Hazards Review

In June 2021, SCIPP researchers Ward Lyles, Penn Pennel, and Rachel Riley published a study in Natural Hazards Review that examines Tulsa’s progression toward effective flood hazard mitigation. This month, their paper has been selected to be featured in the Editor’s Choice section of the Natural Hazards Review page in the American Society of Civil …

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