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"We have some of the best people in the world working on adaptation to potential climate change here."

– Mitch Daniels, President, Purdue University

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.

Talking Confidently About Climate Change in Indiana, and Beyond

Multip-part series begins June 9, 2020

This virtual training series is designed to familiarize educators and professionals with foundational knowledge about climate change so they can be more confident answering questions and engaging in climate change discussions. Attendees will learn why our climate is changing, how it affects Indiana, and what we can do about it.

The series is free, but registration is required. Learn More

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Model to better predict how much heat waves will make Americans crank up the AC

Apr 15, 2020
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — During heat waves, people tend to crank up their home’s air conditioning not only because it got hotter outside, but also because it feels too humid. To more accurately predict how climate change will affect home electricity use during the summer, researchers have developed a model that takes into consideration how […]

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Water recycling in agricultural landscapes

May 18, 2020
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Drained agricultural landscapes within the U.S. Midwest are faced with the challenge of addressing both excess and deficit water conditions, often within the same year, while also minimizing negative impacts on water quality and the environment. Drainage water recycling, the practice of capturing and storing water drained from fields and using the stored water to […]

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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

"FEMA mandates that all state hazard mitigation plans address climate change and its impacts on individuals and communities. The Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment helped the Indiana Department of Homeland Security with ranking our natural hazards and developing risk-based strategies, allowing us to develop mitigation projects that will build the State’s resiliency."

– Torrey Glover, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Indiana Department of Homeland Security

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.

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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