Responding to Climate Change in Iowa


 

Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

On the heels of the release of their report to the governor on how climate change affects Iowans, Laura Jackson, Jerry Schnoor and Gene Takle penned a great column in today’s Des Moines Register summarizing their findings and calling for Iowans to act on climate change. Check it out.

Also, take a look at some of the other press the report has gotten: Continue reading

New report details impact of climate change on Iowa


 

Temperature Response over North America, 1500 - 1998 C.E. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

How does climate change impact Iowa? To find out, read this new report to the governor compiled by the Iowa Climate Change Impacts Committee – a section of Climate Change Advisory Council.

Topics in the report include: the impact of climate change on agriculture, flora and fauna, public health, economy, infrastructure and emergency services. And it includes a list of policy recommendations to address the consequences of climate change. Continue reading