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Great Lakes Communities and Ecosystems at RiskThe Challenge

Confront the Challenge
• Climate in the Region
• The Report
• Technical Background
• For Teachers

Explore the Impacts
• Overview
• Migrating Climates
• Water Resources
• Sense of Place

Discover the Solutions
• Overview
• Solutions where we Live
• Reducing our Emissions
• Managing our Response
• Ten Personal Solutions

The Report

New! Updated Executive Summary

 

Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region: Impacts on Our Communities and Ecosystems is a comprehensive report released by the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Ecological Society of America, and written by leading university and government scientists in the Great Lakes region. This report examines the potential impacts of climate change upon the various ecosystems of this diverse and rich region.

The report is designed to raise awareness of climate change and broaden understanding of its potential impacts and solutions. It is written in a readily accessible style for the general public, state and national policymakers, and business leaders. If you would like to be kept informed of our activities in the region, fill out our Great Lakes notification form and we will keep you posted.

Below, you can download pdf copies of the report, state/provincial-specific summaries, and climate change solution booklets. Printed versions of these materials can be ordered from the UCS publications department.

The Report
Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region,
by George W. Kling et al, 2003.
Pages: 92.
PDF File Size: 7 MB.
 Referenced Version of Executive Summary
  Download Report by Chapter

 Full Report

New! Updated Executive Summary

 

 


State Summaries
Illinois State Summary
 
Indiana State Summary
 
Michigan State Summary
IL Summary
Pages: 4
Size: 494 KB
 
IN Summary
Pages: 2
Size: 125 KB
 
MI Summary
Pages: 4
Size: 498 KB



Minnesota State Summary
 
New York State Summary
 
Ohio State Summary
MN Summary
Pages: 4
Size: 496 KB
 
NY Summary
Pages: 2
Size: 112 KB
 
OH Summary
Pages: 2
Size: 112 KB


Ontario State Summary
 
Pennslyvania State Summary
 
Wisconsin State Summary
ON Summary
Pages: 4
Size: 490 KB
 
PA Summary
Pages: 2
Size: 112 KB
 
WI Summary
Pages: 4
Size: 495 KB



Solution Summaries
Solutions to Climate Change for the Great Lakes
 
Solutions to Climate Change for Illinois
 
Solutions to Climate Change for Michigan
Climate Solutions:Regional
Pages: 4
Size: 490 KB
 
Climate Solutions:Illinois
Pages: 2
Size: 112 KB
 
Climate Solutions:Michigan
Pages: 4
Size: 495 KB


 
Solutions to Climate Change for Minnesota
 
Solutions to Climate Change for Ontartio
 
 
Climate Solutions:Minnesota
Pages: 2
Size: 377 KB
 
Climate Solutions:Ontario
Pages: 2
Size: 159 KB
 


Fact Sheets
 
Climate Change Impacts on Water: Our Region's Vital Resource
 
Climate Change Impacts on Agirculture
 
     


(The referenced version of the Impacts on Agriculture factsheet will soon be released. To be notified of upon the release, send an email to greatlakes@ucsusa.org)


Presentation Slides
UCS has prepared a powerpoint slide collection based on the findings of Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region. This collection should be a useful tool for scientists and educators planning to speak about climate change in the Great Lakes region.






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