Department of Interior Launches Climate Strategy; Geospatial Technology Demonstrates Impacts

washingtonpost…from the Washington Post

“Kit Batten, science adviser to Interior Deputy Secretary David Hayes, led reporters through an elaborate geospatial presentation that mapped everything from the frequency of large hailstorms and windstorms in the United States to the melting of Washington state’s South Cascade Glacier.  “This will help us understand the impacts of climate change, adapt to the impacts of climate change and provide ways to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions as a department,” Batten said. “This work is important to all Americans, not just scientists and land managers.” ”