Understanding and Assessing Climate Change: Implications for Nebraska (2014 Report)

In September 2014, the University of Nebraska published a report summarizing climate change impacts to the state. This comprehensive report summarized the current understanding of climate change science, projected changes in climate for Nebraska and the implications of these changes for some of the state’s primary sectors. This report also documented many of the key challenges that the state will face in the future as a result of climate change. However, embedded in each of these challenges is the opportunity to identify and implement actions to lessen the adverse impacts of climate change. A key takeaway message from the report was the need to identify those actions that need to be implemented now and in the coming years to avoid or reduce the deleterious effects of climate change on Nebraska. It is clear that action now is preferable and more cost-effective than reaction later. Download the report