Now is a critical time of transformation in the Midwest. With abundant sun, soil, and wind resources, we can be on the cutting edge of new technologies that will power America into a clean energy future. But the Midwest is also ground zero for many adverse effects of global warming. These impacts are particularly intense from both dirty energy sources and the changing weather patterns that will dramatically affect agriculture, the lifeblood of the region. Now is the time to invest in the new clean energy economy that will create jobs, help curb global warming, and restore Midwest leadership for the twenty-first century.