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 sectorsagovernment, agriculture, recreation, and tourismamust 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.Although early work on climate change focused primarily on how to limit human influences on climate, more recent work has taken on the importance of ... But how do we adapt to the kinds of changes that might come from climate change?
|Title||:||Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region|
|Author||:||Thomas Dietz, David Bidwell|
|Publisher||:||MSU Press - 2011-12-01|