Heavier spring flooding. Hotter, drier summers. Shifting growing seasons. These are just a few of the consequences of a warming climate.
This century, Indiana and the world will experience unparalleled environmental change that will threaten public health, species diversity, natural systems, and Hoosier communities.
Working with partners throughout the state, the Environmental Resilience Institute is fostering Indiana’s ability to withstand the wide-ranging impacts of climate change, including changes that affect the state’s economy and health.
With ERI's support, researchers from across Indiana University are:
- Generating accurate projections of coming risks related to climate, water, ecosystems, and disease.
- Developing innovative strategies for conserving wildlife and natural resources and for designing greener, more disaster-resilient communities.
- Finding new ways to measure public perception of risk and to communicate implications of environmental change.
- Advising government and business leaders on how to make decisions that affect agriculture, industry, infrastructure, and public health.