Stories tagged: "Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts"


The Best and Worst Places to Live in the Midwest, Ranked by Climate Change Risk

While no county is immune to the impacts of climate change, some are certainly more "climate-safe" than others. And in the Midwest, a region well-versed in weather extremes, Wisconsin is a notable bright spot.

How Wisconsin Became the Cranberry Capital of the World

Did You Know: The humble cranberry was named the official state fruit in 2004? And Wisconsin currently produces more than half of the world’s supply!

The Chippewa County city of Stanley suffered "extensive damage" from a likely tornado during Wednesday night's severe weather, according to the Stanley Police Department. (Photo via Stanley Police Department/Facebook)
‘Tornadoes Don’t Care What Month It Is’: Climate Change Raises Risk of Winter Storms

Higher temperatures during windier winter months make unseasonably severe winter more likely across the Midwest.

FILE, Mar. 2020—Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes addresses members of the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change during a meeting at UW-Stevens Point. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Climate Change Panel to Stay Active, Seek Legislative Action on Its Plan

Lt. Gov. Barnes calls it the most ambitious climate agenda ever seen in Wisconsin.

Melissa Gavin of Cross Plains talks about how flood waters reached and damaged her house in 2018. Gavin attributes the flooding to climate change. (Photo © Andy Manis)
What It Means for Wisconsin: Trump vs. Biden on Climate Change

Wisconsin’s climate is expected to warm by 4 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit and see 5% more precipitation by 2060, unless current trends are reversed.