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GLIN==> You're Invited to Share Your Thoughts on Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region!



Online Forum Invites Public Discussion of Regional Climate Change

Have you seen any evidence that the climate is changing in the area where you live?  Scientists say global warming is the driving force behind climate change: What, if anything, do you think can or should be done to stop global warming?  And what actions, if any, have you personally taken or plan to take to reduce your "carbon footprint"?

The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute is hosting an online public discussion forum as part of its continuing “Climate Change in the Great Lakes: Starting a Public Discussion” project.  Links to the forum can be found on the homepage of the project website (www.SeaGrant.Wisc.edu/ClimateChange).

This online forum builds on a series of seminars held in 2007 at locations around Wisconsin to discuss what climate changes are projected to occur and what we can do to adapt to a changing climate.

The series included a keynote presentation by Dr. Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, one of the nation’s leading climate researchers and an author of the breakthrough 2007 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which concluded that global climate change is “unequivocal” and sea level rise is “inevitable.” 

Subsequent seminars addressed how climate change could affect Great Lakes water levels, coastal property, inland water resources, the region’s fisheries, and public health.

“The Seminars” section of this Sea Grant website features “movies” with audio of each speaker’s PowerPoint® presentation, along with a written summary of each talk in PDF format.  The “Resources” section provides an annotated list of recommended reading, selected videos, and six essential websites about climate change. 

Please share your thoughts and observations about our changing climate via our online discussion forum.

Thanks!

 

 

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Stephen Wittman, Communications Manager

University of Wisconsin Aquatic Sciences Center

Sea Grant Institute * Water Resources Institute

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