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Stanford scientists test links between extreme weather and climate change

April 24, 2017

After an unusually intense heat wave, downpour or drought, Noah Diffenbaugh and his research group inevitably receive phone calls and emails asking whether human-caused climate change played a role. "The question is being asked by the general public and by people trying to make decisions about how to manage the risks of a changing climate," said Diffenbaugh, a professor of Earth system science at Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. "Getting an accurate answer is important for everything from farming to insurance premiums, to international supply chains, to infrastructure planning."

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New Halstead research supercomputer enables groundbreaking Indiana climate study

January 11, 2017

Researchers from the Purdue Climate Change Research Center (PCCRC) are using ITaP's new Halstead research supercomputer to develop high-resolution models of the climate and extreme weather events in Indiana over the next century.

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Dir. Jeff Dukes appointed Belcher Chair for Environmental Sustainability

October 14, 2016

Trustees appointed Dukes, a professor of forestry and natural resources, professor of biological sciences, and director of the Purdue Climate Change Research Center, as the inaugural Belcher Chair for Environmental Sustainability.

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Students study climate change and its affect on populations

December 14, 2015

Today, the Paris Climate Summit wraps up after 12 days of conferences on climate change and its effects on the globe and humanity. In attendance at the Summit were a group of Purdue students and faculty

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Study incorporates ecological processes into Earth system models

December 10, 2015

The $3 million, 5-year collaborative project funded by the USDA's NIFA will address the need to improve prediction of biological services in the Earth system.

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Including plant acclimation to temperature change improves climate models

December 10, 2015

Including plants' acclimation to changes in temperature could significantly improve the accuracy of climate models, a Purdue University study shows.

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Purdue professors at Paris Climate Summit to study climate change and indigenous people

December 3, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Purdue University social scientists are attending the Paris Climate Summit, COP21, to understand how underrepresented and marginalized groups are represented and what role they play in international environmental negotiations.

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Decision on RFS is statement on greenhouse gas emissions

December 2, 2015

The U.S. EPA's final rules on the volume of biofuels that must be produced from 2014 to 2016 continues the current policy thrust that biofuels reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared with fossil fuels, Purdue's Wally Tyner says.

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Now Hiring: Postdoctoral position in climate modeling

November 5, 2015

The PCCRC is seeking a postdoctoral research scientist with a background in climate modeling and interest in climate change impacts assessment.

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June-July rainfall in Indiana second-wettest on record

August 7, 2015

July rainfall combined with June's historic rains to turn the two months into the second-wettest June and July on record in Indiana, according to the Indiana State Climate Office.

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