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Lake Superior’s tangible evidence of climate change

1 November 2007

Scientists gathered in Duluth this week announced that Lake Superior is a “canary in the mine” for global warming and has become showing some of the world’s most tangible evidence of climate Change, according to this interesting article from the Star Tribune. During the past century the lake’s average winter ice has shrunk by 50%, the water has been warming twice as fast as the air and wind speeds in the middle of the lake have been rising steadily. Worldwide changes such as these, with warmer weather and stronger storms, will affect every form of life on earth, including impacting critical human infrastructure such as transportation and waste management.

The good news, however, says David Phillips, senior climatologist at Environment Canada, is that “We know what to do. We just need to have the commitment. It’s solvable.”

The Minnesota Energy Challenge is a great way to learn how you can become part of the solution. Take action today and make a difference in our state and our world.

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