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Midwest Climate Resilience Conference

2023 Midwest Climate Resilience Conference

Inspiring and encouraging climate adaptation in communities thorughout the Midwest


October 25 - 27, 2023 | Duluth, MN

In collaboration with a wide range of partners and supporters, the University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership (MCAP) will host the first Midwest Climate Resilience Conference, October 25 - 27, 2023 in Duluth, MN. The call for session and presentation proposals is now open. 

Patrick Hamilton

The Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Potential of Solar

Adaptation in Action Webinar Series


Tuesday, June 20, Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Kelsey Wirth

3rd Annual Planetary Health Guest Lectureship

Building the Power We Need to Create a Better World for our Children


Wednesday, April 26, 2023 11:00 a.m. to Noon 

The 3rd Annual Planetary Health Guest Lectureship will be held Wednesday, April 26 at the Bentson Healthy Communities Innovation Center. The event will feature Kelsey Wirth as the guest speaker. 



Understanding Future Climate for Golf Course Management

May 31, 2023

MCAP Researcher Stefan Liess is working on a project to create future climate projections to better understand how winter temperatures are changing and how those changes will impact turfgrass. The research team is applying this new information to inform how turfgrass, such as on golf courses, can be better managed under these changing conditions. 

New U.S. Climate Change Opinion Poll Results Released

May 30, 2023

The latest Ipsos poll about public opinion on climate change shows only 49% of Americans believe climate change is mostly caused by human activity. However, more than half of Americans believe that it is not too late to stop climate change (54%). MCAP Director, Dr. Heidi Roop, is quoted in a recent article in The Hill about the survey. 

Job Opportunity: Climate Change Research Scientist

May 30, 2023

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is seeking a Climate Change Research Scientist who will work on understanding the emissions process of Minnesota natural and working lands, with a particular focus on quantifying opportunities to store and sequester carbon on our many landscapes 

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