Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment

Our climate shapes our lives. The ways we build our roads, manage our farms, move our water, and use energy are all influenced by our unique Indiana climate. But our climate has been changing, and we expect it to continue changing in ways that will affect our productivity, our safety, and our livelihoods. We need to know what climate change means for Indiana.

Led by the Purdue Climate Change Research Center, scientists and decision makers from dozens of participating organizations across the state are working together to develop a series of reports that show how a changing climate will affect state and local interests. The Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment (IN CCIA) will provide accessible, credible climate science to Hoosiers, allowing us to better understand climate changeā€related risks and build more effective plans for a more productive future.

The IN CCIA reports will cover the following topics areas:

  • Agriculture (lead author: Laura Bowling, Purdue University)
  • Aquatic ecosystems (lead author: Tomas Hook, Purdue University)
  • Climate (co-lead authors: Alan Hamlet, Notre Dame; Mike Baldwin, Purdue University)
  • Energy (lead author: Leigh Raymond, Purdue University)
  • Forest & urban ecosystems (co-lead authors: Songlin Fei Purdue University; Heather Reynolds and Rich Phillips, Indiana University)
  • Health (lead author: Gabe Filippelli, IUPUI)
  • Infrastructure (lead author: Sam Labi Purdue University)
  • Tourism and recreation (lead author: Jonathon Day, Purdue University)
  • Water resources (lead author: Keith Cherkauer, Purdue University)

Each report is being developed in collaboration with a multi-institutional technical working group and with input from stakeholders across the state. Learn more about our participating organizations.

We anticipate the first assessment report will be available in late 2017. Sign-up for our newsletter to stay informed of our progress, or you can contact Melissa Widhalm (IN CCIA coordinator) with questions.

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