Climate change and Minnesota

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Climate change chat

Join Dr. Kenny Blumenfeld and Dr. Luigi Romolo of the DNR State Climatology Office, along with the DNR’s Greg Husak, for a discussion about how climate change is affecting Minnesota. (Music by

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Climate trends

Temperatures are increasing and larger, more frequent extreme precipitation events are occurring.
Explore examples of changes in Minnesota »
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Impacts of climate change

Climate change is impacting Minnesota's wildlife, plants, waters, historic resources, infrastructure, and outdoor recreation areas.
Minnesota's Climate is Already Changing
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What DNR is doing

We have a responsibility to adapt to climate change, and we take our greenhouse gas emissions seriously.
Learn what DNR is doing to address climate change »