Climate Change in Wisconsin

Wisconsinites can tell that something has changed. Rainstorms have gotten more intense, Lake Michigan has less ice, and summer heat waves and winter cold snaps have become less predictable. From farmers to city dwellers, more extreme and less predictable weather mean tougher challenges. 

Wisconsin hasn’t yet reached its potential for building a clean energy economy. There is ample room to grow and explore. In 2018, there were 63,141 energy efficiency jobs in Wisconsin, 1,590 wind jobs, and 3,007 solar jobs.

When asked which issue would be most important to deciding which presidential candidate to support, climate change was the number one response from likely Democratic primary voters in Wisconsin, chosen by 48% of voters.  

The 2020 presidential election represents the last, best chance for the U.S. to confront the climate crisis.

Change the Climate 2020, a project of the League of Conservation Voters, aims to make sure the presidential primary candidates make climate change a top priority.