Climate Change and Minnesota


   Third National Climate Assessment - 2014 (U.S. Global Change Research Program)
        Frequently Asked Questions
        Full Report
        Midwest Chapter
        National Climate Assessment Highlights for Minnesota This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.
        Midwest Regional Climate Trends and Scenarios This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it. (NOAA Technical Report for National Climate Assessment)

   • Minnesota and Climate Change: Our Tomorrow Starts Today (Minnesota Environmental Quality Board)
   • State of the Climate - 2013 (NOAA)
   • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Global Warming (
   • Fifth Assessment Report from United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
   • Climate Change: Evidence & Causes This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it. (National Academy of Sciences)
   • Online Video: Climate Change: Lines of Evidence (National Academy of Sciences)
   • Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.
   • Statement on Climate Change (American Meteorological Society)
   • Climate Change Information (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency)
   • A Rational Discussion of Climate Change: The Science, The Evidence, The Response This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it. (U.S. House of Representatives)
   • America's Climate Choices (National Academy of Sciences)
   • Climate Change: Evidence, Impacts, and Choices (National Academy of Sciences)
   • Climate Change (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Climate Change Information Resources for Educators

   • NOAA Climate Services - Climate-Smart Nation (National Oceanic and Atmospherice Administration)
   • Alliance for Climate Education (ACE)
   • NASA Innovations in Climate Education (NICE) (NASA)
   • Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) (National Science Foundation, et al.)
   • Climate, Adaptation, Mitigation, E-Learning (CAMEL) (National Science Foundation, et al.)

Observed Climate Data

   • Ten Signs of a Warming World (National Oceanic and Atmospherice Administration)
   • ClimateWatch Magazine (National Oceanic and Atmospherice Administration)
   • The Heat is On: U.S. Temperature Trends (Climate Central)
   • Observing the Climate (Minnesota State Climatology Office)
   • Access Historical Minnesota Climate Data (Minnesota State Climatology Office)
   • United States Historical Climatology Network Data Set - Version 2 (U.S. Department of Energy)

Climate Change Impacts

   • Climate Change Indicators in the United States (Environmental Protection Agency)
   • Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation (USDA)
   • Effects of Climate Variability and Change on Forest Ecosystems (USDA)
   • Climate Change and Lake Superior (Minnesota Sea Grant)
   • Lake Superior Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Report (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
   • Great Lakes Climate Information (Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center)
   • Global Climate Change Impacts on the Midwest (U.S. Global Change Research Program)
   • Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate (U.S. Global Change Research Program)
   • Minnesota Statewide Conservation and Preservation Plan (LCCMR)
   • Climate Change Indicators in the United States (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
   • Responses to Climate Change (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
   • Climate Change and Water Resources Management: A Federal Perspective (U.S. Geological Survey)
   • Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (The National Academies)

Climate Change Adaptation

   • Adapting to Climate Change in Minnesota (Interagency Climate Adaptation Team - ICAT)
   • Climate Change Trends and Action Report (Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources)
   • Minnesota Environment and Energy Report Card (Minnesota Environmental Quality Board)
   • Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation (USDA)
   • Special Report - Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) (IPCC)
   • America's Climate Choices (The National Academies)
   • Climate Change and Renewable Energy: Management Foundations - A Primer for DNR Staff (Minnesota DNR)
   • Minnesota Climate Change Adaptation Working Group
   • Regional climate change adaptation strategies for biodiversity conservation in a midcontinental region (Biological Conservation)
   • Adapting to Climate Change - A Short Course for Land Managers (U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service)

Climate Modeling

   • Portal to Downscaled Climate Model Projections (National Climate Predictions & Projections (NCPP) Platform, use Internet Explorer)
   • Climate Wizard Model Projections (The Nature Conservancy)
   • Climate Matters (Climate Central)
   • Climate Wizard Model Projections (Updated November 2013) (The Nature Conservancy)
   • NEX-DCP30 Viewer Model Projections (U.S. Geological Survey)
   • The Climate Reanalyzer - Model Projections (University of Maine - Climate Change Institute)
   • Downscaled CMIP3 and CMIP5 Climate and Hydrology Projections (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
   • Workshop on Scenarios of Future Climate (Oregon Climate Service)
   • Multi-Model Dataset Archive (U.S. Department of Energy)
   • KNMI Climate Explorer (WMO Regional Climate Centre at KNMI, Netherlands)