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PIFS Announces Launch of Pacific Climate Futures

8 December 2011: The Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS) has announced the launch of the Pacific Climate Futures, an initiative of the Pacific Climate Change Science Program. The web-based tool is intended to assist decision makers and planners in 15 Asia-Pacific countries in understanding how their respective climates have changed, and how it may change in the future.

Pacific Climate Futures generates national climate projections and facilitate the generation of data for detailed impact and risk assessments. Under Pacific Climate Futures, climate projections are classified using two climate variables such as rainfall and temperature, and grouped into so called “climate futures.” Likelihoods are assigned depending on the number of climate models falling into each category. [Pacific Climate Futures Website] [PIFS Press Release]