A new report from Circle of Blue finds that the Great Lakes and Great Lakes states are in the midst of a remarkable and confounding ecological and economic transition related to climate change and the fossil energy sector.

 

IN TRANSITION

Great Lakes:
Climate, Energy & Economy


A new report from Circle of Blue finds that the Great Lakes and Great Lakes states are in the midst of a remarkable and confounding ecological and economic transition related to climate change and the fossil energy sector.

Join Circle of Blue and other prominent authorities in a special interactive conference call where you can ask questions, learn more, and help sort out seminal trends that are shaping the Great Lakes.


Tuesday, August 21
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EDT

Register here
bit.ly/gl-cob

 
Real and swift changes are occurring on waterways carrying less coal, pipelines transporting more corrosive fuels, refineries expanding and modernizing, coal plants shutting down, and natural gas wells supplying more gas-fired power plants. The shift in fuel sources has helped to reduce air emissions, but also increased water pollution events. It’s also helped Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan become top generators of new jobs over the past year. Meanwhile, the effects of climate change and erratic weather appear to be eroding infrastructure at big ports and influencing waterborne transport as Great Lakes water levels drop. Sediment levels are increasing. Ships carry lighter loads. Docks and other infrastructure are decaying. A wealth of new science also is revealing disturbing trends about the effects of warming air and water on the intensity of storms, ice cover, erosion, stormwater overflows, sea lamprey reproduction, and other events.

Hosts

J. Carl Ganter

Managing Director

Circle of Blue

 

Keith Schneider

Senior Editor

Circle of Blue

 

Ed Wargin

Photographer

Fresh Coast Project

 

Deborah Lee

Chief, Water Management Division

Great Lakes and Ohio River

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

 

Michael Murray

Staff Scientist

National Wildlife Federation

 

Victoria Pebbles

Program Director

Great Lakes Commission


Call schedule

:30 Hear from experts

:30 Q&A

:30 Extra: Break-out discussions

 

 

Questions

greatlakes@circleofblue.org

 

 

Photograph ©Ed Wargin

Fresh Coast Project


 





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