Sustainable Living Seminar-Climate Change in Indiana

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Carmel Clay Public Library
55 4th Avenue Southeast, Carmel, IN 46032

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Our climate shapes our lives. The ways we build our roads, manage our farms, move our water, and use our energy are all influenced by our unique Indiana climate. But our climate has been changing, and it will continue changing in ways that will affect our productivity, our safety, and our livelihoods.  What does climate change mean for Indiana?

Experts from around the state, led by the Purdue Climate Change Research Center, have come together to synthesize the best available science on climate change impacts into a series of reports that discuss how a changing climate will affect state and local interests.  Key topics include public health, water resources, agriculture, infrastructure and more.

Join us on Wed. Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m. to hear Purdue's climate scientist, Melissa Widhalm present the key findings of the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment (IN CCIA).  Come find out the top challenges facing Hoosiers and what, if any, opportunities might arise in these changing times.

  • The world's leading authority on climate change is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) consisting of thousands of climate experts from around the world.  It's most recent report (2013/14) warned yet again and in much stronger language that the risks & impacts of climate change will be more difficult to manage and more expensive to mitigate if high levels global warming pollution continue.
  • America's leading authority on climate change is the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) which is non-partisan, and was established in 1989 under President George H.W. Bush. Thirteen government departments & agencies contribute to this program, including the Departments of State, Energy, Commerce, Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Interior, Defense, and Transportation as well as NASA, EPA, National Science Foundation and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  The USGCRP synthesizes research from a wide variety of peer reviewed scientific sources from climate experts at major American universities. Their most recent report, the Third National Climate Assessment (2014) confirms that climate change is affecting Americans in every region of the country.

  • Indiana's leading authority on climate change is the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment (IN CCIA) led by the Purdue Climate Change Research Center (PCCRC).  The PCCRC has collaborated with Indiana's universities and climate scientists to synthesize the latest research on climate change impacts on public health, water resources, agriculture, infrastructure and more.

  • Melissa Widhalm - What Does Climate Change Mean in Indiana?