“This research helps us identify the climate thresholds that led to Greenland icesheet collapse in the past, which is critical for predicting icesheet response to future climate warming.”

– Marc Caffee, Purdue University

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Stories of Change

Climate + Carbon

As CEO of Partners in Sustainability Integration consulting group, Purdue Alumni John Wind is helping companies become greener and more resilient while maintaining profitability.

Indiana Land Use Summit to highlight innovations in land use planning

Jul 21, 2021
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Hoosiers passionate about land use planning for agriculture and natural resources can now register for the Indiana Land Use Summit workshop hosted by Purdue Extension and the Indiana Land Resources Council. The virtual workshop will meet 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET on Sept. 8-9. A policy update panel with the American Planning Association-Indiana…

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Indigenous Peoples’ efforts to impact global climate agreements

Apr 21, 2021
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The United Nations has identified Indigenous Peoples and women as two groups most affected by environmental and climate change issues. Although Indigenous Peoples make up roughly five percent (5%) of the global population, they govern, occupy, or use nearly 22% of global land area. As such, they are critical stakeholders in global environmental governance, and…

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Using machine learning to better understand opinion data

Apr 19, 2021
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Public opinion surveys can measure county-level attitudes, opinions, and beliefs on climate change and the policies designed to mitigate its effects. Conducting large-scale population-based surveys is time consuming and expensive, but it’s important given that county-level belief in climate change ranges from 43-80% in the U.S. A new paper outlines a machine learning framework that…

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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.

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"Global warming of 1.5 ◦C and 2 ◦C would result in 17.8 ± 5.3% and 28.3 ± 7.2% degradation of permafrost area under the climate scenario of Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 4.5..."

– Qianlai Zhuang, 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.








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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