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Purdue report: Climate change will impact Indiana tourism

Posted: 11:07 PM, Nov 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-14 04:07:34Z

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A new report says Indiana’s tourism and recreation industry will have to adjust as climate change makes the state warmer and wetter in the coming decades.

Monday’s report by Purdue University’s Climate Change Resource Center is the center’s latest analysis of how climate change will impact Indiana.

The new report says the timing of outdoor recreational activities will shift by mid-century because Indiana’s winter season is expected to shorten by 20 to 25 days.

The analysis says Indiana’s ice fishing and skiing industries will be hurt as temperatures rise and less snow falls.

Meanwhile, Indiana’s spring and fall temperatures are forecast to warm 4-to-6-degrees Fahrenheit.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports there will be wide-ranging impacts to Indiana’s tourism and recreation sector as the state warms and sees precipitation changes.

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