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"An important thread of this research emphasizes using carbon revenue to reduce consumer costs as a vital political strategy, one that seems even more relevant in the face of growing populist attacks on carbon prices...”

– Leigh Raymond, Purdue University

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Stories of Change

Climate + Resilience

Purdue alumna Tiffany Wise-West is the sustainability and climate action manager for the City of Santa Cruz, California. In this unique role, she has an opportunity to fuse her passion for engineering with climate resiliency.

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Commentary: How climate change threatens the U.S. financial system

Sep 11, 2020
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By Jeff Dukes This commentary originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune on September 11, 2020. It’s hard to fight something you can’t see. But that’s the unfortunate position that our financial system is in as it faces increasing challenges from climate change. It’s time for the financial system to wake up to the threat. As […]

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COVID-19: understanding the short and long-term consequences

Sep 23, 2020
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On March 11, 2020, Covid-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. In an effort to slow the spread of the virus and save lives, countries around the world enacted lockdowns, border closures, and social distancing policies. Months of widespread sheltering orders have dramatically changed the activity of billions of people in highly […]

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Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment

Putting global change into local perspective

Led by the Purdue Climate Change Research Center, scientists and decision makers from across the state are working together to increase awareness about how a changing climate affects state and local interests.

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"It’s not too often that class projects wind up making a tangible contribution to the international research community”

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A Carbon Neutral Energy Future

Purdue University researchers, with private and public sectors partners, are developing the technologies, infrastructure, and engagement needed to transition energy systems toward carbon neutral resources, improved efficiency, and an affordable, durable, and smart power grid.








Is this the perfect time, or the worst time, to bend the climate change curve? 

The Purdue Climate Change Research Center brought together a group of experts for a web-based conversation on the interactions between climate change and health in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This article explores six key takeaways from the discussion.

The Purdue Climate Change Research Center mission is to increase scientific and public understanding of the causes and consequences of climate change through interdisciplinary research and effective education and outreach.

We are committed to science-based, non-partisan, and collaborative analysis to support real-world decision making from the local to the global scales.

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