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"...offsetting crop yield losses projected by climate and crop models over 2006–2050 would require increased R&D adaptation investments of between $187 billion and $1,384 billion...”

– Tomas Hertel, Purdue University

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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.

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Commentary: How climate change threatens the U.S. financial system

Sep 11, 2020
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By Jeff Dukes This commentary originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune on September 11, 2020. It’s hard to fight something you can’t see. But that’s the unfortunate position that our financial system is in as it faces increasing challenges from climate change. It’s time for the financial system to wake up to the threat. As […]

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Deadly combination of heat and humidity increasing worldwide

Jul 1, 2020
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The past 10,000 years has been marked by a range of climate conditions in which human society is particularly well-adapted to thrive. But, as the planet warms, the range of weather conditions we can expect is changing—and it’s trending toward a combination of heat and humidity unprecedented in the three million years over which modern […]

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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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"With hypoxia predicted to increase as a result of continued climate change in Lake Erie...rainbow smelt could be excluded from the central basin completely in future years.”

– Tomas Höök, 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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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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