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Climate change in the Great Lakes region

Thomas Dietz

Climate change in the Great Lakes region

navigating an uncertain future

by Thomas Dietz

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Published by Michigan State University Press in East Lansing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Environmental conditions,
  • Climatic changes

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementedited by Thomas Dietz and David Bidwell
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC902.2.G74 C57 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24827622M
    ISBN 109781611860122
    LC Control Number2011008830

    The Great Lakes region already is warming and changing faster than much of North America -- and will continue to do so as global warming increases. That was the summary finding of a new report.


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Prof Wuebbles, a former climate change adviser to then. Summary: Projections for the impact of climate change on the Great Lakes region are sobering, but they are not some distant future: significant changes have already occurred in water temperature, lake levels, ice over, air temperature.

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The frequency and intensity of storms in the Great Lakes region have already increased, and will continue to do so as the effects of climate change.

The study is not particularly encouraging. But climate change will have even more dire impacts on other states, like California, western states, and the Southeast, says Johnson. "As conditions get very bad in other parts of the U.S.

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