Spring 2007

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Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region
Starting a Public Discussion


Global warming is an undeniable reality, according to the latest (2007) report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an international group of scientists convened by the United Nations. What will global warming mean for our region? The “Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region” seminar series provides a forum to begin this important discussion.

Over the next several months, experts are speaking at sites throughout Wisconsin to discuss what is known, what is predicted, and what can be done to adapt. The series began with a keynote presentation by Dr. Kevin Trenberth, a leading climate researcher from the National Center for Atmospheric Research and one of the authors of the current IPCC report. Subsequent talks will highlight how climate change could affect our property, water resources, fisheries, and public health.

Check the seminar Web page at www.seagrant.wisc.edu/climatechange for more information about the speakers and topics. Audio recordings of the seminars will be combined with speakers’ PowerPoint presentations and posted online.

The seminar series is sponsored by UW Sea Grant with support from the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The Aquatic Sciences Center is the administrative home of the
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute & University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute.

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