LAS Communications

The state of Illinois is undergoing a rapid change in weather patterns that already has started to transform the state, according to a major new scientific assessment by researchers at several universities, government agencies, and organizations, including The Nature Conservancy and the University of Illinois.

The assessment foretells long-term, serious effects on cities and rural communities from climate change that include periods of extreme heat, increased precipitation, and more intense storms, particularly if immediate actions aren’t taken to lessen the threat. This report was co-led by Don Wuebbles and Jim Angel, and also involved numerous faculty and scientists from the University of Illinois.

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