Implications of Climate Change
Many resources describe the implications of climate change. Some present information on historically observed changes (e.g., temperature, precipitation) while others project changes into the future based on alternative scenarios (e.g. frequency of intense storms in the future). The U.S. National Climate Assessment synthesizes the best available scientific information on climate change for the country, and additional resources are available for more fine-grained geographic scopes.
ERIT focuses on helping communities adapt to the changes as documented in the U.S. National Climate Assessment, with a particular emphasis on the Midwest. The Environmental Resilience Institute’s broad mission of helping the region prepare for environmental change is reflected throughout ERIT’s content.
Information about the implications of climate change is provided below.
On this page:
- Climate Impacts – Explore links that offer brief descriptions of climate change impacts organized around ERIT’s core areas of interest.
- Regional Climate Impacts – Explore links covering information on climate impacts at the regional level, including examples of community adaptation.
- State Climate Impacts – Explore links to view climate impacts available at the state level.
- U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA) – Explore the most recent U.S. National Climate Assessment.