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Thomas Dietz is a Professor of Sociology and Environmental Scienceand Policy and Assistant Vice President for Environmental Research at Michigan State University.Click here for more information.
David Bidwell currently serves as Program Manager for the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center and is a doctoral candidate at Michigan State University.Click here for more information.
Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region
People living in the Great Lakes region are already feeling the effects of a changing climate. Shifts in seasonal temperatures and precipitation patterns could have dramatic impacts on the economy, ecology, and quality of life. In this illuminating and thorough volume, leading scholars address the challenge of preparing for climate change in the region, where decision makers from various sectors — government, agriculture, recreation, and tourism — must increasingly be aware of the need to incorporate climate change into their short- and long-term planning. The chapters in this revealing book, written by some of the foremost climate change scholars in North America, outline the major trends in the climate of the Great Lakes region, how humans might cope with the uncertainty of climate change impacts, and examples of on-the-ground projects that have addressed these issues.
becomes "real" only in a
local and regional
context...this book has
great immediate value with
vital insights into the
changing world of the Great
Lakes Region. A critical
—Thomas E. Lovejoy, George
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