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Minnesota is Getting Wetter More frequent heavy rain events are expected to continue.

The Local Forecast — Mostly Cloudy with 99 Percent Chance of Global Warming. April 2008. Written by Gary Atwood, Cook County News-Herald; reprinted with permission.

Making A Great Lake Superior 2007, Conference in Duluth, MN

Climate Change Presentations:

PDF Assessing Vulnerability and Developing Adaptation Strategies at the Municipal Level
Allan Douglas, Laurentian University
PDF How Will Climate Change Affect Phytoplankton Photosynthesis in Lake Superior?
Stephanie J. Guildford, UMD Large Lakes Observatory
Co-authors: Rebecca L. North, David C. Depew, Greg M. Silsbe, Ralph E.H. Smith
PDF From Global to Local: Climate Change in the Lake Superior Basin
Linda Mortsch, Environment Canada
PDF Not-So-Early Worries About Climate Change
Bob Krumenaker, NPS Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
PDF Rapid Warming of Lake Superior Surface Waters: The Role of Ice
Jay A. Austin, UMD Large Lakes Observatory
Co-author: Steven S. Colman
PDF Thunder Bay: Enhancing and Protecting our Environment
Darrell Matson, Sarah Kerton, City of Thunder Bay
PDF Trends and Variability for Ice Cover on Inland Lakes
John Magnuson, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
Co-author: Barbara J. Benson
PDF Vessel-Based Climate Change Education: An Example Program
Cynthia Hagley, Univ. of Minnesota Sea Grant Program
Co-authors: Jesse Schomberg, Sue O-Halloran, Amy Eliot

Plenary Session Videos:


Lake Superior and Climate Change:
Part 1 (03:43 - 2008)
Part 2 (03:54 - 2008)
In the Institute on the Environment's video series, researchers at the University of Minnesota Duluth campus discuss the impacts of climate on Lake Superior.

Lake Superior Research Video 01:58 - 2009
UMD Professor Jay Austin explains his research about climate change with the Great Lakes Observatory on Lake Superior.

Lake Temperatures, Changing Planet 05:00 - 2011
NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, produced "Lake Temperatures" as part of the Changing Planet series. In the video, Jay Austin, Associate Professor of Physics and researcher for the University of Minnesota Duluth's Large Lakes Observatory explains what researchers are discovering about Lake Superior's warming surface temperature.

NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco: Climate Change and Climate Impasse 02:49 - 2009
NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco talks about the climate change impacts predicted for the United Sates and mitigating and adapting to a changing climate from the COP15 conference in Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark on December 14, 2009.

Sugar Maples and Climate Change, Lake Superior 02:12 - 2008
This video shows a field site near Wawa, Ontario, where a team of Northern Illinois University students are investigating how sugar maples might respond to climate change.

Audio Files

Minnesota Sea Grant Audio Files:

Is Our Large Lake Healthy? (6:00)
Aired 12/30/09
1.1 MB mp3 | Stream
Peat Bogs Are Big in Minnesota (5:12)
Aired 12/16/09
1.0 MB mp3 | Stream
Old Carbon in Lake Superior (5:19)
Aired 11/18/09
1.1 MB mp3 | Stream
Looking into Large Lakes
and Climate (6:01)
Aired 10/28/09
5.6 MB mp3 | Stream
Climate Change and Minnesota (8:42)
Aired 6/10/09
1.6 MB mp3 | Stream
Ancient Climate, Ancient Lakes (10:22)
Aired 5/27/09
1.9 MB mp3 | Stream
Carbon Cycle Conundrum (9:40)
Aired 5/13/09
1.8 MB mp3 | Stream
Data Gathering Buoys (3:58)
Aired 7/8/08 and 7/10/08
3.6 MB mp3 | Stream | Transcript
The Importance of Ice Cover for Lake Superior (5:10)
Aired 4/3/08 and 4/8/08
4.7 MB mp3 | Stream | Transcript

Other Audio Files:

Lester Graham of the Environment Report conducts a two-part interview with Dr. James Hansen, a climate scientist for NASA. Hansen, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is perhaps best known for bringing global warming to the world's attention in the 1980s, when he first testified before Congress on climate issues.

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