Hot Topics Summer 2014

I wanted to post a note here to let you all know about a quarterly newsletter that the Southeast Regional Climate Change program has developed.  The newsletter, titled “Hot Topics”, is intended to provide you with information related to climate change and its relation to management actions.  It will contain short stories, data links, project descriptions, and other forms of general information to keep interested parties informed about the process of planning and managing for climate change and the responses that national parks, visitors, and resources are demonstrating.

I am attaching the document to this blog. Please feel free to distribute this as you see fit. We also would appreciate your comments on the newsletter, its format, its content, or most of all how useful it is.  We also are looking for short or long articles, news items and interesting links that others might find useful. Please contact me at or Janet Cakir at with your comments or ideas.


Okan Pala

Climate Change Response, Recovery and Communication Specialist

National Park Service Southeast Region