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Feb 11

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Climate change in the Great Lakes

Huron River flood via Cmadler/wikimedia

Warmer temperatures, extreme rainfall followed by periods of prolonged drought…

“Those are just some of the tips of the climate change iceberg, and we’re already seeing those impacts,” according to Jane Elder of the Great Lakes Water Quality Board.

Her group advises the International Joint Commission, the bi-national body that manages the Great Lakes.

Local leaders will feel the greatest impacts – dealing with issues such as flooding from extreme rain…

“…what your water tastes like, and whether it’s safe or not…”

But Elder says it will take a cooperative effort that includes all levels of government, industry, and environmental leaders to address the issue.

Hear Jane Elder talk more about the ways climate change is affecting the Great Lakes:

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