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On this week before Thanksgiving,
ASAP is thankful for You

View the full plate and see how else climate change could affect Thanksgiving here: Extreme Thanksgiving: Resource Media (2011)

We are thankful for the work that you do to help your communities, organizations, businesses, and institutions prepare for climate change. We are thankful for the energy you put into overcoming barriers, addressing challenges, developing promising practices, and moving the field of adaptation forward. We are especially thankful that you are members of ASAP and helping us create a vibrant network of adaptation professionals.

Enjoy your holiday week and keep up the great work.

We are also thankful to the ASAP members who have already filled out their 2014 member survey and been entered into a drawing for one of 25 limited edition stainless steel water bottles. It’s not too late. All surveys received by Friday, Dec. 5 will be entered into that drawing.   


Action in Adaptation

A new US Climate Resilience Toolkit was released this week. The toolkit includes the Climate Explore tool, which allows users to investigate climate projections and map potential climate impacts like sea level rise, and a Taking Action section, which highlights 24 case studies of communities, organizations, and companies who are working to reduce their climate risk.

Adaptation by the Numbers

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   in those seven themes

   to advance the recommendations

What We're Reading

Recommendations to the President
From the President’s State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

Need something to read by the fire after Thanksgiving dinner? Meeting for more than a year, the 26 governors, mayors, county officials, and tribal leaders along with hundreds of staff members (many of them part of ASAP) have provided recommendations on how the Federal Government can respond and support communities across the country that are dealing with and preparing for the impacts of climate change.


ASAP Member Webinar: Cities Impact and Adaptation Tool
Dec. 11 | 2:00pm Eastern
During this webinar, University of Michigan Climate Center staff Dan Brown and Ashlee Grace will walk through how to use the newly released "Cities Impacts and Adaptation Tool," a decision support tool that helps practitioners throughout the Great Lakes region integrate climate information into their planning, policy and infrastructure decisions. This webinar will demonstrate how to use the tool's three unique features: a location-specific climate information report, an interactive peer networking map, and an adaptation strategy database with over 500 adaptation strategies identified. 

ASAP Webinar: Resilience Task Force Recommendations Highlights
Save the Date: Dec. 18, 2014 12:00pm Eastern
Through the work and leadership of the ASAP's Policy Affinity Group, we are partnering with the Security and Sustainability Forum to bring you an in-depth discussion of the Resilience Task Force recommendations from the people who wrote it. So, mark your calendar, watch the ASAP Facebook feed and your inbox for more details.

In Case You Missed It...

2015 ASAP Prize for Progress
Applications due Dec. 12th.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be recognized at the National Adaptation Forum for all the great work you are doing to prepare for extreme weather events and climate change. Submit an application, (or send the link to someone you know is doing great work) to ensure that professionals throughout the U.S. (and the world) have access to the most innovative and cutting-edge adaptation practices out there, yours!


Coastal Adaptation Specialist
NWF – Montpelier, VT
Support the National Wildlife Federation’s coastal climate change adaptation work from Maine to New Jersey and  work to promote the application of climate-smart conservation practices in wildlife and habitat conservation and restoration, and the use of natural and nature-based approaches for protecting ecosystems and human communities from the impacts of climate change.

Researcher on Natural Defenses to Coastal Hazards
Wildlife Conservation Society, New York City
Conduct a 5-6 month study on the policies and/or incentives that support or impede the use of nature-based defenses, where they are appropriate options for coastal protection. The research of the working group is focused on quantifying the ability of coastal ecosystems to reduce hazards associated with storms; and identifying the policies and incentives that enable their inclusion in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation strategies.

Sea Level Rise Program Director
Climate Central
Princeton, NJ

The Director will advance the program’s strategic direction and engineer its growth. Major program activities will include serial strategic communications initiatives; expansion of a government and NGO stakeholder program; development of an earned revenue stream; and taking the program onto the global stage through international work. 

Software Engineer
Climate Central
Princeton, NJ

Play a pivotal role in the growth of a dedicated and successful team working at the intersection of climate change, mass media, scientific computing and interactive data visualization. The developer’s main role will be to support the sea level rise program by maintaining, improving and expanding the Surging Seas web tools and analysis system for the U.S. and then globally.

Climate Adaptation Extension specialist
UC Berkeley
The Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation Specialist will help create a collaborative, multidisciplinary and multifaceted research and outreach program with UC Cooperative Extension Advisors and Specialists; UC Faculty, public agencies, private interest and stakeholder groups.

Welcome New Members!

Alex Porteshawver
Amy Seidl
University of Vermont
Anne Choate
ICF International
Austin Kerr
Ascent Environment
Camilla Correll
Emmons & Olivier Resources
Catherine Leland
Dan Frank
Initiative Foundation
Dana Nelson
Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport 
Dean Paron
Minnesota Dept of Natural Resource
Erin Meier
University of Minnesota 
Ingrid Schneider
University of Minnesota
Jill Krueger
The Network for Public Health Law
Jim Giebel
City of Saint Paul
Julie McDonnell
Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources
Karen Solas
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Kate Bartelt
Ramsey County
Linda Kingery
University of Minnesota 
Linden Weiswerda
Minnesota Dept. of Health
Lori Meagher
Michael McMahon
HDR'S McMahon
Misa Saros
University of Maine
Nathan Meyer
University of Minnesota
Polly Mitchell
Solution Search
Rita Beamish
Roger Fuller
Washington University
Steve Lindaas
Minnesota State University 
Tom Baumann
GHG Management Institute
Tricia Dinkel
A Better City
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