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Weather We Don't Recognize

How climate change is affecting the Midwest's weather and how communities are responding

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Informed by the data of Climate Change in the Midwest: A Synthesis Report for the National Climate Assessment, Weather We Don’t Recognize is an accessible primer on the new climate realities in the Midwest and why they matter. It is a readable, informative publication that can inspire new thinking about how to adapt to changes that will shape the economy and quality of life in the region for the foreseeable future. In particular, the report focuses on what the National Wildlife Federation refers to as “nature-based” solutions. In the context of flood control and wastewater management, these strategies are often called “green infrastructure.” Elected officials, public employees, local activists, and concerned citizens will find this report useful because of its accessible approach to the complex topic of climate change. By joining climate science and practical case studies, it offers hope for a more resilient future.

 

Download the full report here.