Learn more about 'Wisconsin's Changing Climate: Impacts and Adaptation'
February 7, 2011Today the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) released its first comprehensive report, "Wisconsin's Changing Climate: Impacts and Adaptation." The report proposes a multitude of measures to help protect and enhance Wisconsin's natural resources, economic vitality and public well-being as the state's climate becomes warmer and wetter. WICCI is a statewide collaboration among scientists and stakeholders launched in 2007 by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. For the report, more than a dozen WICCI Working Groups assessed the potential climate change impacts on areas of concern ranging from fisheries, forests and wildlife habitat to stormwater management, agriculture and human health. The report recommends a number of possible adaptation strategies and will serve as a resource for Wisconsin businesses, institutions and decision makers as they take strategic steps to preserve jobs, invest resources wisely, build resilience and protect our built and natural environment in the face of a changing climate. To learn more, visit the links below.
- Browse our press release for a summary of the report findings and recommendations.
- View the full report, along with the WICCI Working Groups' technical reports, at www.wicci.wisc.edu.
- Hear from Daniel Vimont, co-chair of the WICCI Climate Working Group and assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and environmental studies at UW-Madison, as he outlines the impacts of current and future climate change across the state in this short video.
- Read more from report participants in the February 2011 issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine ("Managing our future: Getting ahead of a changing climate").