Climate Change

Why it’s so hard to forecast a white Christmas

Friday, December 14th, 2018

By Emma Ea Ambrose  No matter how you might feel about cold weather, who doesn’t dream of a white Christmas? Every December, forecasts abound on the probability of a snow-filled holiday.  Austin Pearson, Purdue Extension director in Tipton County and climatology expert, said it’s almost impossible to predict Christmas snowfall more than three days in…

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ASEC graduate student’s NASA journey

Monday, October 15th, 2018

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Someplace between Bill Nye the Science Guy and Ms. Frizzle of “The Magic School Bus” lies Jessica Merzdorf’s career sweet spot. Merzdorf is a Purdue University graduate student with the Agricultural and Sciences Education and Communication Department. She studies science communication with Linda Pfeiffer, specializing in climate change communication. She was…

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Report: Indiana agriculture will need to adapt as climate changes

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 University News Story

Over the coming decades, Hoosier farmers will have to adapt to rising temperatures and changing precipitation patterns that will have some positive but overall more negative effects on row crops, livestock, poultry, specialty crops and soil health, acc…

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Future of agriculture: Report to address climate change impacts on Hoosier farms

Monday, July 23rd, 2018 University News Story

Hoosier farmers will have to adapt management practices and the types of crops they plant over the next several decades as they deal with the repercussions of climate change. That’s according to a new report from the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment team based at Purdue University.

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Climate change impacts reports: Warmer, wetter weather will alter Indiana’s forests, urban greenspaces

Thursday, May 17th, 2018 University News Story

Indiana’s forests and urban green infrastructure could look dramatically different over the next century due to warmer temperatures and changed precipitation patterns brought on by climate change, according to the latest two reports by the Purdue University-based Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment.

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