The climate in Illinois is changing rapidly. Illinois is already warmer and wetter than it was a century ago and climate change will continue to drive rapid changes across the state. A new report from The Nature Conservancy – the first-ever, comprehensive climate assessment for Illinois – details these changes and more. The report projects how temperature, precipitation, and extreme weather are expected to change and explores how the state’s key resources and sectors are likely to be affected by climate change.
Join us on Monday, May 17 to hear from leading climate experts and Illinois scientists about the results of the new report. Learn how predicted changes could affect Illinois, including impacts to water resources, agriculture, public health, and natural ecosystems.
Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford will facilitate the panel, which includes the following presenters:
- Don Wuebbles, Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and co-author of the climate report
- Jim Angel, former Illinois State Climatologist and co-author of the climate report
- Momcilo Markus, Principal Research Scientist, Hydrology, Illinois State Water Survey
- Ben Gramig, Associate Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
- Elena Grossman, Research Specialist, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health
- Jim Miller, Professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
For more information on the report, please visit nature.org.
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