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GLIN==> Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region: Michigan State University events' key messages for decision makers



 

Michigan State University has held two recent conferences on “Climate Change in the Great Lakes: Decision Making Under Uncertainty,” with diverse attendees including researchers, decision makers, educators, activists, businesspeople, and citizens.  During the conferences, participants identified key messages for decision makers: areas where there is consensus or at least very broad agreement.  These key messages relate to (a) effects of climate change in the region, (b) ways of making climate-related decisions given uncertainty, (c) research needs, and (d) prescriptions for action. 

 

The report summarizing them is available at: http://www.environment.msu.edu/climatechange/2008/CC-key_messages.pdf. More information -- including conference presentations – is available at www.environment.msu.edu/climatechange .

 

We hope that you will find this material of interest.  Please contact us with any questions.

 

With best wishes,

 

Thomas Dietz
Director, Environmental Science and Policy Program
Assistant Vice President for Environmental Research
Michigan State University
environment.msu.edu