Climate Change and Minnesota

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Climate Changes in Minnesota

Temperatures are increasing and larger, more frequent extreme precipitation events are occurring.
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Impacts of Climate Change

Climate change is impacting Minnesota's wildlife, plants, waters, historic resources, infrastructure, and outdoor recreation areas.
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Adapting to Change

We have a responsibility to adapt to climate change, through actions that help human and natural systems prepare and adjust.
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Mitigating Our Impact

We take our contributions to greenhouse gasses seriously. We need your help to adapt to the changing climate.
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