Increasing humidity and precipitation and rising extreme temperatures are having negative impacts across the Midwest. Integrating climate adaptation into planning processes can help build adaptive capacity to increase climate resilience.

    Key Points:

  • Climate-smart practices may offset complex climate interactions in agriculture.
  • Adaptation may ease disruptions to ecosystems and their services.
  • Climate adaptation and mitigation strategies improve individual and community health.
  • Green infrastructure and investment solutions can address costly climate change impacts.
  • Managing extremes is necessary to minimize impacts on water quality and quantity.

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View of the Maytag Dairy Farms from the visitor center, Newton, Iowa. Image credit: Christiane Tas, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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