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Climate Change Research Video Competition

The Purdue Climate Change Research Center hosted a research video competition during the Spring 2021 semester for Purdue graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. Winners were announced on April 22, 2021 in the following three categories.

  • Graduate Student Competition
  • Post-Doctoral Competition
  • People’s Choice Awards (selected by popular vote)
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“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 + Cities

With a commitment to incorporating sustainable urban planning and climate resilience into all aspects of city life, Mayor Jim Brainard has earned a national reputation for leading efforts against climate change.

Purdue will be new home for Midwestern Regional Climate Center

Apr 14, 2021
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has named Purdue University as the new host of the Midwestern Regional Climate Center (MRCC). Beth Hall, Indiana state climatologist, will direct the center for five years with $3.1 million in federal base funding. Hall came to Purdue in 2019 to lead the state’s climate…

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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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A multimillion-year-old record of Greenland vegetation and glacial history 

Apr 7, 2021
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Summary:  Understanding Greenland Ice Sheet history is critical for predicting its response to future climate warming and contribution to sea-level rise. [The authors] analyzed sediment at the bottom of the Camp Century ice core, collected 120 km from the coast in northwestern Greenland. The sediment, frozen under nearly 1.4 km of ice, contains well-preserved fossil…

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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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