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Global Warming Solutions in Wisconsin February 21, 2006 7:55 AM


The Great Lakes region may experience more severe global warming effects than previously expected according to "Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region," a report recently updated and released by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).

A team of leading scientists from Midwest universities and solutions experts at UCS found that extreme heat and heavy precipitation events are becoming more common, air quality may deteriorate due to harmful gases released during more frequent forest fires, and the number of summer pollution days may be on the rise. These changes will bring challenges to residents in Great Lakes cities and rural areas, highlighting the need for action to forestall many of the most severe impacts. 

View the updated report



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