The Upper Great
Lakes Workshop was held May, 1998 at the University of Michigan.
The workshop was one of 19 regional workshops held across the US,
as part of the National Assessment, sponsored by the USGCRP and the USEPA.
were organized into sector breakout groups and asked:
their current concerns with regards to climate change?
climate change impact our lives?
information do we need?
How do we
cope with climate change?
groups provided the direction for a more rigorous studies of climate
change impacts in the Great Lakes region. Ideas and concerns were
written on flip charts by rapporteurs, and each sector produced
a report that chronicled their discussions:
Governance and Education
Talks" portion of the workshop provided a foundation for understanding
some of the complexities and issues of climate change and its potential
impacts. The speakers were from various walks of life and presented
different points of view. They were chosen because
of their knowledge and interest in the in climate change and in
the Great Lakes region. The speakers were recorded and transcribed and their talks are available below:
Hart: Benchmarks for Climate Change
Corell: Working Toward a National Assessment
MacCracken: Global Change and its Effects
Winstanley: Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region
Doering: Making Sense of Climate Change Impacts
Magnuson: Regional Climate Change and Fresh Water Ecology
Noble: Global Warming in Minnesota: Playing With Fire
Mortch: Getting Additional Information
Kitz: Global Climate Change: A Business Model Approach
Scheraga: Coping with Climate Change
Workshop Steering Committee