This forum is co-sponsored by the Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.
The climate is changing. Already, northeastern Illinois is experiencing heavier rains, longer droughts, and more frequent heat waves due to rising average temperatures. By 2050, our climate will differ from today’s in fundamental ways, forcing us to rethink the way we build infrastructure, neighborhoods, and cities. How can we prepare for this future in a way that protects our property values and natural resources and preserves a high quality of life for our region? And how can we ensure that these strategies work for everyone?