IUP author S.C. Pryor is part of the Federal Advisory Committee that has overseen a draft of the recently released National Climate Assessment report. An important resource for understanding climate change, this report covers several topics, including how climate change impacts regions and sectors across the United States. Pryor is one of the lead authors on the section of the report about the Midwest, which is also discussed in her new book.
In Climate Change in the Midwest, Pryor and several other contributors focus on identifying and quantifying the major vulnerabilities to climate change in the Midwestern United States. The book also considers the challenges and opportunities to develop local and regional strategies for addressing the risks posed by climate change in the context of developing an integrative policy for the region.
S. C. Pryor is Provost's Professor of Atmospheric Science at IU Bloomington and editor of Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres and of Understanding Climate Change: Climate Variability, Predictability, and Change in the Midwestern United States (IUP, 2009).