Extreme temperatures threaten lives and livelihoods. In Pennsylvania, ClimateSight mapped the number of days that temperatures will rise above 90°F by 2050 and identified potential climate risks to human health where vulnerable populations are most exposed to extreme heat. Our analysis and insights inform adaptation and resilience planning across the state.
Custom climate risk analytics at any space and time scale
Uncertainty shouldn’t be a barrier to action. By harnessing big data to create custom analytics, our experts leverage ClimateSight to create customized climate projections and risk analyses across any time horizon and geography, from small towns to the entire globe.
Coupled with our expert consulting, ClimateSight uses big datasets and cutting-edge science to identify key risk scenarios and actionable insights across industries, including:
- Finance: Screens potential investments for risks and opportunities
- Energy: Assesses vulnerability to inform long-term infrastructure and resilience planning
- Federal: Targets national expenditure and regional program development
- State and local government: Assesses vulnerability and adaptation strategies
- Agriculture: Projects crop yield, growing-season changes, and adaptation for long-term planning
Custom climate risk analysis from global climate projection data
Identifying climate risks is key to addressing them. Our team leverages ClimateSight’s innovative enterprise and cloud computing to store and analyze terabytes of historical and projected climate data. By using high-resolution downscaled CMIP5 and CMIP6 Global Climate Model datasets, ClimateSight analyzes a large range of future climate hazards to align with hyper-local decision-making.
Decision-first approach for actionable insight
Our flexible analytical environment enables tailored variable calculations matched to client decisions, such as temperature metrics tied to agriculture yield and energy demand. ClimateSight uses large Global Climate Model (GCM) ensembles to help quantify future climate change uncertainty, developing probabilistic projections that support risk-based decision-making and high-impact outcomes.
Industry expert integration
Our cross-sector consultants combine ClimateSight’s advanced climate projections and analytics with robust industry knowledge to create targeted assessments and solutions. Our scientific expertise refines future climate hazards into realistic assessments of vulnerability and risk. By synthesizing forward-looking climate change projections, our team provides a holistic approach to understanding climate risks and actions.
ClimateSight in action: Using data to mitigate future risks
Building community resilience to extreme heat
Identifying heat-related threats to electrical infrastructure
ClimateSight projected daily maximum temperatures at midcentury around Portland, Oregon to determine heat-related risks that increasingly threaten electrical infrastructure. We identified a range of future climate conditions to account for multiple greenhouse gas emission scenarios. Equipped with these projections, utilities can invest in resilience efforts to prevent and limit heat-related power outages.
Projecting precipitation around transportation infrastructure
Fueled by climate change, flooding and heavy precipitation damage roads and other transportation infrastructure. ClimateSight projected and mapped heavy precipitation at midcentury to state roadways around Portland, Oregon. Our analysis helps planners build with resilience against increasing flood risks.
- Climate change risk screening and assessments
- Climate change vulnerability assessments
- Climate change impact analysis
- Climate adaptation and resilience
- Resilient infrastructure planning
- Energy resilience planning
- Applied climate science
- Enabling technology
- Technical cooperation and assistance