JUNE 2017
Assessment Goals
While you probably know the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment (IN CCIA) is focused on providing Indiana decision makers with accessible, credible climate change impacts information, you might not know about our other two equally important goals. We strive to increase the dialogue about climate change across the state, and we are building a statewide network of experts & stakeholders to support ongoing assessment efforts and knowledge sharing.

None of this work could be accomplished without the ongoing contributions from people across the state. We thank everyone for their continued interest in the IN CCIA!
Quick facts about the IN CCIA....
  • The IN CCIA is a Purdue-led effort that includes contributions from ~100 experts across the state.
  • Over 50 organizations are participating in the assessment by providing stakeholder input, co-authoring reports, and disseminating results.
  • We expect to begin releasing reports in late 2017.

FUN FACT: Purdue scientists recently finished a 125-year climate simulation for the IN CCIA. This effort generated over 800 TB of data. That's enough data to store 1.6 million hours of Netflix videos, which would take you 183 years of non-stop viewing to watch it all.
Stories of Change
Documenting personal stories about climate impacts across Indiana
As we discussed last month, the Purdue Climate Change Research Center (PCCRC) is looking for people who live and/or work in Indiana who are willing to tell us about 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).
#Hoosiers, what does #climatechange mean to you? #TellYourStory #Indiana @PurdueCCRC
Upcoming Events
June 28-30, 2017 | Marshall, IN
The 38th Indiana Water Resources Association (IWRA) Symposium will focus on "Threats To and From Indiana's Water Resources," including several talks on climate change. Visit the IWRA website for further information.
July 6, 2017 | Battleground, IN
This month's Tipping Point event at Wolf Park will feature PCCRC affiliate Dr. Linda Prokopy talking about climate change perceptions and beliefs. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. Gates open at 5:30 PM.
August 4-20, 2017 | Indianapolis, IN
Mark your calendar for the 2017 Indiana State Fair. The Purdue Climate Change Research Center has teamed up with Purdue Extension on an interactive exhibit about climate change impacts and solutions for Indiana. Additional details will be forthcoming in July.

Sept 13, 2017 | Indianapolis, IN
IN CCIA affiliates will be participating in the 2nd Annual Climate Leadership Summit, a daylong event that brings together community leaders across Indiana to discuss climate change concerns and solutions. Additional details will be forthcoming.
Sept 27, 2017 | Carmel, IN
The Carmel Green Initiative's Sustainable Living Seminar on Sept 27, 6:30-8:30 PM, will focus on climate change in Indiana and feature results from the IN CCIA. This event is free and open to all. Additional information is available online.

Climate Facts

Did you know?
Early summer is peak tick season for Indiana, and over the last 15 years tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever have been on the rise. Scientists say there is strong evidence that changing climate conditions are driving this growing trend.

Mild winters combined with warm, wet springs allow ticks to emerge more quickly and reproduce for a longer time throughout the year. Predicted temperature and rainfall patterns in the coming decades strongly indicate Hoosiers should expect to see a continued rise in tick-borne illnesses.
Above: This graphic from Climate Central shows the expansion of Lyme Disease case across the Midwestern and Northeastern U.S. since the late 1990s.
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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Melissa Widhalm, IN CCIA Coordinator

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