Climate Change and Minnesota

DNR's Key Messages

  • Minnesota's climate is already changing rapidly and will continue to do so into the foreseeable future. Temperatures are increasing, especially in winter, and larger, more frequent extreme precipitation events are occurring.
  • Climate changes are impacting Minnesota's wildlife, plants, waters, historic resources, infrastructure, and available outdoor recreation activities.
  • We have a responsibility to adapt to climate changes. We will continue to manage Minnesota's wildlife, plants, waters, historic resources, infrastructure, and available outdoor recreation activities to ensure ongoing enjoyment and protection of these resources.
  • We take our contributions to carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions seriously. We are investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency and will continue our good stewardship of public lands to limit and offset these emissions.
  • We need your help to adapt to the changing climate and reduce its impact on Minnesota's resources and people.

 

Climate Changes in Minnesota

Minnesota's climate is already changing rapidly and will continue to do so into the foreseeable future. Temperatures are increasing, especially in winter, and larger, more frequent extreme precipitation events are occurring.

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Impacts of Climate Change

Climate changes are impacting Minnesota's wildlife, plants, waters, historic resources, infrastructure, and available outdoor recreation activities.

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Adapting to Change

We have a responsibility to adapt to climate changes. We will continue to manage Minnesota's wildlife, plants, waters, historic resources, infrastructure, and available outdoor recreation activities to ensure ongoing enjoyment and protection of these resources.

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Mitigating Our Impact

We take our contributions to carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions seriously. We are investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency and will continue our good stewardship of public lands to limit and offset these emissions.

We need your help to adapt to the changing climate and reduce its impact on Minnesota's resources and people.

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