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Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region

TitleConfronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region
Publication Type
Community Notes

 from the report:
"Local trends in water temperature correlate with trends in global mean air temperature, suggesting that climate changes in the Great Lakes may track changes in global temperature."

"Year-to-year variations in ice cover are associated in part with large-scale climate drivers such as El Niño, the North Atlantic Oscillation, and the strength of the Aleutian low. These drivers can in turn be influenced by the buildup of heat-trapping greenhouse gases. Recent analyses suggest that El Niños are becoming stronger,32 and the influence of El Niños on earlier ice breakup has increased in recent years."