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"We have some of the best people in the world working on adaptation to potential climate change here."

– Mitch Daniels, President, Purdue University

Stories of Change

Climate + Soil

According to third-generation farmer Chris Mulkey, rainfall is on the rise and threatening his most precious resource, the soil. Mulkey shares what he's doing to leave this land in better shape for his kids, and their kids.

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Dynamics of Climate Workshop

April 3, 2020

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The workshop will utilize the Dynamics of Climate professional development toolkit, and focus on five critical topics about global warming and climate change that secondary students should learn and that every adult should understand. The workshop will actively engage participants in learning through a combination of large and small group activity and discussion. Climate change data specific to Indiana will also be shared.

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Purdue website provides information on Indiana water resources

Nov 18, 2019
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Indiana Water Resources Center (IWRRC) officially launched the State of Indiana Waters website. The website provides a single source of information for the general public regarding the status of Indiana’s water resources including ground and surface waters. “Water resources in Indiana are used by everyone including agriculture, industry, residents and […]

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The growing risk to the U.S. electricity grid

Jan 27, 2020
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A secure and resilient electric grid is vital to national security, a strong economy, and critical services like those provided by water utilities and hospitals. As the demand for power continues to grow, the aging U.S. grid is being stretched to capacity. Moreover, supply risk can result from climate-induced shifts in electricity use and/or damaged […]

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Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment

Putting global change into local perspective

Led by the Purdue Climate Change Research Center, scientists and decision makers from across the state are working together to increase awareness about how a changing climate affects state and local interests.

Learn more at www.IndianaClimate.org

"FEMA mandates that all state hazard mitigation plans address climate change and its impacts on individuals and communities. The Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment helped the Indiana Department of Homeland Security with ranking our natural hazards and developing risk-based strategies, allowing us to develop mitigation projects that will build the State’s resiliency."

– Torrey Glover, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Indiana Department of Homeland Security

The Purdue Climate Change Research Center mission is to increase scientific and public understanding of the causes and consequences of climate change through interdisciplinary research and effective education and outreach.

We are committed to science-based, non-partisan, and collaborative analysis to support real-world decision making from the local to the global scales.

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