About Us

The OSU Climate Change Outreach Team is a partnership among multiple departments within The Ohio State University. The team’s goal is to help localize the climate change issue by bringing related research and resources to residents of Ohio and the Great Lakes region.

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Climate Change in the Great Lakes

  • State and local climate adaptation plans20 November, 2014States and communities around the country have begun to prepare for the climate change. An interactive map by the Georgetown Climate Center highlights the status of state and local adaptation efforts, including those in the Great Lakes region.

  • New tool helps visualize how climate change could affect the Great Lakes13 November, 2014The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently launched a web tool that predicts what the Great Lakes shorelines look like under different water levels.

  • Webinar: Climate Change and Corn Belt Agriculture13 November, 2014With severe weather events forecast to increase in number and intensity, corn crop yields may decrease due to increased nutrient runoff. On Nov. 18, OSU's Climate Change Webinar Series will focus on climate predictions for the Midwest, research findings, and impacts for Lake Erie.

  • Global warming increasing spread of dead zones in oceans, rivers11 November, 2014Global warming is likely playing a bigger role than previously thought in dead zones in oceans, lakes and rivers around the world and it's only going to get worse, according to a new study.

  • Space station to give CATS scan to Great Lakes5 November, 2014NASA is set to launch an instrument aboard the International Space Station that can track air pollution across the Great Lakes and measure how much clouds are contributing to climate change.

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Featured Presentations

  • 2010-09-28
    Dr. Jonathan Patz

    University of Wisconsin
    Climate Change in the Great Lakes: Key Vulnerabilities to Public Health in the Region. Read more.

  • 2010-11-02
    Dr. Brent Sohngen

    Ohio State University
    Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Great Lakes Farms and Forests. Read more.

  • 2010-10-14
    Dr. Dan Herms

    Ohio State University
    Effects of Climate Change on Species Interactions in Natural and Agricultural Ecosystems. Read more.

  • 2011-01-11
    Dr. Peter Curtis

    Ohio State University
    Managing Great Lakes Forests for Climate Change Mitigation Read more.

  • 2010-12-07
    Dr. Anthony D. Kendall

    Michigan State University
    Climate Change, Biofuels, and Land Use Legacy Read more.

Meet Our Scientists

  • Studying World Climate to Help Ohio
    Dr. Jeffrey C. Rogers

    State Climatologist, Ohio State University
    Studying World Climate to Help Ohio. Read more.