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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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Providing a local perspective on global climate change

Jun 30, 2020
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By Abby Leeds  How important is climate change to you personally? This question is guaranteed to produce a wide range of opinions across America. The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication groups the American public into six audiences – alarmed, concerned, cautious, disengaged, doubtful and dismissive. Considering the range of opinions and sometimes misguided information, […]

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Twitter ‘fingerprint’ provides a measure of a community’s resilience to disasters

Jun 30, 2020
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Climate-related natural disasters such as floods, droughts, wildfires, and heat waves are expected to worsen as the Earth’s warming trend continues, stressing communities all across the country. Understanding the resilience of a community facing a climate-related crisis event is critical to improving its adaptive capacity to future disasters. A new algorithm developed by graduate student […]

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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

"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 + Faith

For Carla Kilgore, simple living is a tenet of her faith that directly translates into caring for our environment and neighbors. In her household, this means taking steps to reduce their own contributions to climate change.

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