Annoying as these kind of reports are going to be to some, we are going to see more and more studies on how Climate Change is going to affect our region. It’s not because the progressives are getting perverse, it’s because governments and authorities have to map out strategies to deal with a changing environment—a warmer Northeast. This most recent report predicts for several Great Lakes national parks: higher temperatures; less winter ice; erosion of shorelines and dunes; loss of wildlife; and loss of birds.
These issues, of course, must be added to the usual environmental degradation going on—invasive species, pollution, and more. In these extraordinary times all our environmental issues will have to be addressed through the lens of Climate Change.
The reaction to this study by the public and the media will be the usual reaction—they will ignore it. But this study and more should be conducted on all aspects of our local environment. Warming up our atmosphere, even just a little, will wreak havoc and we must know what kind of havoc—and we must stop it. We need more studies like this:
RMCO - Great Lakes National Parks in Peril -caused climate disruption is already damaging national parks in the Great Lakes region, according to a new report by the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization (RMCO) and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The report focuses on the five largest Parks on the Great Lakes, which attract a combined four million visitors annually: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (NL) in Indiana; Sleeping Bear Dunes NL, Pictured Rocks NL, and Isle Royale National Park (NP) in Michigan; and Apostle Islands NL in Wisconsin. (July 13, 2011) Rocky Mountain Climate Organization