A Successful Climate Leadership Summit
On Sept. 13, mayors and community members from 21 Indiana cities (representing nearly 2 million Hoosiers) gathered to discuss ways to address a range of issues related to climate change. During this day-long summit, communities exchanged success stories about reducing emissions, discussed the types of climate impacts for which we need to prepare, and shared ideas for rallying public support.

"The climate is changing and the consequences are very real."
 -- Mayor Hogsett (Indianapolis)
The Purdue Climate Change Research Center (PCCRC) was proud to provide support for this event and to have the opportunity to share some preliminary results from the ongoing Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment (IN CCIA).
Media Coverage

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Behind the Scenes
Led by the PCCRC, scientists and decision makers from dozens of participating organizations across Indiana are working together to develop the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment (IN CCIA). But did you know that nearly everyone contributing to the assessment is doing so voluntarily? All of our report authors, working group contributors, stakeholder reviewers, and partners providing input from across the state are volunteering in service to their fellow Hoosiers. We recognize everyone taking part in this ongoing effort and we thank you!
Stories of Change
Documenting personal stories about climate impacts across Indiana
The Purdue Climate Change Research Center invites people who live and/or work in Indiana to share their personal connections to our climate. How does our climate affect your lifestyle and livelihood?  What changes have you observed? What impacts have you faced? What does climate change mean to you, now and in the future?
Do you have a story to share or would you like more information? Please contact Melissa Widhalm (IN CCIA coordinator) or see our May 2017 newsletter.
Upcoming Events

Nov 6, 2017 | Whitestown, IN
Boone County Voices for Change is holding a seminar on climate change featuring results from the IN CCIA. View details

Jan 11, 2018 | Kokomo, IN
Kokomo Creation Care is hosting a seminar on climate change featuring results from the IN CCIA. View details


Interested in hosting an event?
Contact us.

Climate Facts

Did you know?
A heating degree day measures how cold a location is and indicates the demand for indoor heating. When its cold outside, there are more heating degree days. When its warm outside, there are fewer.

Digging back through the historical record, we find that during the 20th century, on average, Indiana received about 5,970 heating degree days annually, with year to year fluctuations as you would expect in the Midwest. We also find, however, a clear trend that shows heating degree days have been declining over the last century. This downward trend has accelerated since the 1970s as average temperatures have warmed across all seasons.

Local scientists working on the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment (IN CCIA) have found that heating demand across the state will continue to decline in the coming decades.
Above: This graphic shows the annual heating degree days for Indiana from 1895-2016. The black solid line shows the long-term downward trend in heating degree days since 1895. The red dotted line shows the trend in heating degree days since 1970. This trend comparison shows us that heating degree days are declining more rapidly in the recent decades, which is consistent with the observed increase in temperatures during this same period.
About Us:
Led by the Purdue Climate Change Research Center, the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment (IN CCIA) is a statewide effort that will bring together the best available climate change research into a series of reports that will help Hoosiers better understand climate change-related risks so they can prepare for challenges and capitalize on opportunities.
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