Climate change can affect many areas within our daily lives, from the infrastructure we build, to the types of food we plant. In this area, we explore what some of those impacts could be with a changing climate.
Ecosystems across the world are already affected by climate change, and these effects are not only felt in tropical rainforests and arctic glacier fields, but also right here in the Great Lakes region.Read more
When most people think about climate change, they think about melting ice caps, polar bears losing their hunting grounds, and small island nations being flooded by rising sea levels. But for public health officials and researchers, many of the changes driven by climate change also have an impact on human health and affect many areas of life right here in the Great Lakes region.Read more
As people become more and more aware of climate change and its effects, they also consider how infrastructure changes can lessen or even eliminate some of the human causes of global warming.Read more
70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water, with more than 95% of that water contained in the world’s oceans. This leaves less than 30% of land surface available for living and less than 5% of the world’s water supply available as drinking water.Read more
“Climate change” two words that are already synonymous with changes in weather patterns across the world, from global warming to increased rainfall and severe storms.Read more