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"Irrigation has tremendously helped India’s efforts to achieve food security, but it has also led to rapid groundwater depletion and other negative environmental consequences. Furthermore, our analysis shows that while intensive irrigation does lower regional temperatures, it has significantly increased heat stress, affecting millions of people living in one of the most densely populated regions in the world.”

– Vimal Mishra, Indian Institute of Technology

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From climate researcher to senior policy advisor

PCCRC's Rose Filley caught up with Purdue alumnus Dr. Aaron Goldner to talk about his work on Capitol Hill.

Indiana climate assessment research featured in Climatic Change special issue

Jan 8, 2021
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In December 2020, a special issue featuring the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment (IN CCIA) was published in the journal Climatic Change. This special issue, which builds on more than a decade of state climate assessment research, includes 9 publications (free access links below) that provide an in-depth look at Indiana’s future climate and consequences […]

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Indiana Department of Education Announces New Climate Change Education Framework in Partnership with Purdue

Jan 7, 2021
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INDIANAPOLIS – In partnership with the Purdue Climate Change Research Center (PCCRC) and Purdue University College of Science, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) today announced the state’s new Climate Change Education Framework. The Indiana Climate Change Education Framework offers easily accessible and scientifically curated instructional resources to educators interested in infusing their curriculum with […]

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Protecting the Grid

Nov 29, 2020
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With the coronavirus pandemic, the elections, and the western wildfires hogging the news, you may not have noticed that 2020 has been a record-setting year for storms. Since May, twelve storms including six major hurricanes made landfall in the US bringing dangerous winds, storm surges, and heavy rainfall to communities spanning from the Gulf Coast […]

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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

"Culture is cumulative in the sense that the body of information in the cultural repository does not remain static, but can itself grow larger and more complex. Grass huts evolve into wood-frame houses, then brick buildings, and eventually skyscrapers. Tribal leaders evolve into kings, then emperors, then prime ministers. Simple sets of norms evolve into more complicated informal institutions, then byzantine formalized legal codes. As each generation adds its own new innovations, discoveries, and improvements, functional sophistication is accumulated in cultural traits in much the same way as it is accumulated in genetic traits.”

– Daniel Kelly, Purdue University

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A Carbon Neutral Energy Future

Purdue University researchers, with private and public sectors partners, are developing the technologies, infrastructure, and engagement needed to transition energy systems toward carbon neutral resources, improved efficiency, and an affordable, durable, and smart power grid.

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Is this the perfect time, or the worst time, to bend the climate change curve? 

The Purdue Climate Change Research Center brought together a group of experts for a web-based conversation on the interactions between climate change and health in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This article explores six key takeaways from the discussion.

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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