News and Events

Upcoming Events

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. 

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Adaptive Forest Management

Adaptation in Action Webinar Series


Tuesday, April 18, Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Join the MCAP team on Tuesday, April 18 at Noon for our Adaptation in Action monthly webinar where we'll learn about adaptive forest management, including findings from the Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change experiment in north-central Minnesota, tree species responses to climate change, and insights on best practices in adaptive planting and prioritizing areas for reforestation. 



Forbes: Climate Risk Is Real And Calculable, But Numbers Don’t Protect Homes

February 16, 2024

Forbes featured our study with the design firm HGA characterizing the climate projection data needs of Architecture and Engineering (A&E) professionals in the United States: "Many financially secure homeowners are willing to take on some risk for a great location, but subsequently need to plan for it by working with an architect or builder who uses design tactics to meet that risk tolerance."

COLDEX Featured on CBS News

January 5, 2024

CBS News aired the first in a series of reports on our COLDEX project at the end of December. The report features footage from Antarctica, where our team members and collaborators from other universities are searching for the oldest ice on the planet to understand the evolution and future of Earth’s climate system. We’ve been working with CBS News throughout 2023 on this project, and are so grateful to see the stories being released. Stay tuned for more in 2024. 

Yale Climate Connections: Stories Recorded at MCRC

January 5, 2024

Climate Connections—a daily podcast and radio show heard on over 700 stations nationwide—recently began airing a series of conversations recorded at our Midwest Climate Resilience Conference in Duluth this fall. The interviews are on heat pumpsrain barrels and building engineering standards—areas where Minnesotans are leading the charge in implementing climate adaptation and resilience strategies. Climate Connections also featured a conversation with MCAP Director Heidi Roop about her book, The Climate Action Handbook.

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