I am the Program Manager for the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI).  WICCI is a stakeholder-directed collaborative project that assesses impacts, identifies risks and vulnerabilities, and develops strategies to prepare Wisconsin to adapt to climate change. 


Global climate models indicate that climate change will have significant impacts on mid-latitude regions such as the Upper Midwest, but little is known about specific effects on Wisconsin's environment, economy, and human health, or how to address potential threats or opportunities. Effective responses will require the best available science and meaningful participation of public and private stakeholders.