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Sea Grant Climate Newsroom
- NOAA Sea Grant Climate Activities
- NOAA Sea Grant and Climate Change: Helping the Nation Prepare
- NOAA’s Sea Grant Awards Eight 'Climate Engagement' Mini-Grants. Feb 2010. (press release from National Office)
Current Minnesota Sea Grant Research
- Using Weather and Stream Data Animations to Increase Public Awareness About Factors Affecting Lake Superior
- Measuring Trends in Lake Superior's Productivity Based on Two Centuries of Sediment
Minnesota Sea Grant Articles
- Carbon Neutral by 2050? Can It Be Done? March 2010.
- Climate Change, an Ojibwe Perspective March 2010.
- Climate and Lake Superior’s Crunchy Creatures. April 2009.
- Lake Superior Feels the Heat: Climate Change Discussed at Conference. May 2008.
- Stay Tuned for Climate Change. May 2008.
- Making a Great Lake Superior. December 2007.
- Readers Want to Know: Why is Lake Superior's water level so low and what does it mean for the environment and economy? August 2007.
- Unsolved Mystery: Lake Superior’s Missing Carbon. October 2006.
- Great Salt Lake Superior? April 1999.
- Understanding Viruses in Lake Superior-Effects of Ultraviolet Light Probed. December 1998.
Minnesota Sea Grant Audio Files
- Is Our Large Lake Healthy? (6:00)
- Aired 12/30/09
- 1.1 MB mp3 | Stream
- Peat Bogs Are Big in Minnesota (5:12)
- Aired 12/16/09
- 1.0 MB mp3 | Stream
- Old Carbon in Lake Superior (5:19)
- Aired 11/18/09
- 1.1 MB mp3 | Stream
- Looking into Large Lakes
and Climate (6:01)
- Aired 10/28/09
- 5.6 MB mp3 | Stream
- Climate Change and Minnesota (8:42)
- Aired 6/10/09
- 1.6 MB mp3 | Stream
- Ancient Climate, Ancient Lakes (10:22)
- Aired 5/27/09
- 1.9 MB mp3 | Stream
- Carbon Cycle Conundrum (9:40)
- Aired 5/13/09
- 1.8 MB mp3 | Stream
- Data Gathering Buoys (3:58)
Aired 7/8/08 and 7/10/08
- 3.6 MB mp3 | Stream | Transcript
- The Importance of Ice Cover for Lake Superior (5:10)
Aired 4/3/08 and 4/8/08
- 4.7 MB mp3 | Stream | Transcript
Minnesota Sea Grant - Climate Change in the Maritime Industry
- Climate Change Focus of World Maritime Day 2009. World Maritime Day 2009 focused attention on climate change and the importance of shipping safety, maritime security, and the marine environment.
- Survey Captures Maritime Industry Thoughts on Climate Change. People working in the Great Lakes shipping industry are aware of how climate change predictions might affect their businesses but are not sure how to prepare for an uncertain future.
- Great Lakes Shipping: Great Lakes Vessels and Fuel Efficiency. A fact sheet explains why carrying cargo on water is energy efficient.
Other Information posted on the Minnesota Sea Grant Web Site
Minnesota is Getting Wetter More frequent heavy rain events are expected to continue.
The Local Forecast — Mostly Cloudy with 99 Percent Chance of Global Warming. April 2008. Written by Gary Atwood, Cook County News-Herald; reprinted with permission.
Making A Great Lake Superior 2007, Conference in Duluth, MN
Climate Change Presentations:
- Assessing Vulnerability and Developing Adaptation Strategies at the Municipal Level
- Allan Douglas, Laurentian University
- How Will Climate Change Affect Phytoplankton Photosynthesis in Lake Superior?
- Stephanie J. Guildford, UMD Large Lakes Observatory
Co-authors: Rebecca L. North, David C. Depew, Greg M. Silsbe, Ralph E.H. Smith
- From Global to Local: Climate Change in the Lake Superior Basin
- Linda Mortsch, Environment Canada
- Not-So-Early Worries About Climate Change
- Bob Krumenaker, NPS Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
- Rapid Warming of Lake Superior Surface Waters: The Role of Ice
- Jay A. Austin, UMD Large Lakes Observatory
Co-author: Steven S. Colman
- Thunder Bay: Enhancing and Protecting our Environment
- Darrell Matson, Sarah Kerton, City of Thunder Bay
- Trends and Variability for Ice Cover on Inland Lakes
- John Magnuson, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
Co-author: Barbara J. Benson
- Vessel-Based Climate Change Education: An Example Program
- Cynthia Hagley, Univ. of Minnesota Sea Grant Program
Co-authors: Jesse Schomberg, Sue O-Halloran, Amy Eliot
Plenary Session Videos:
- David Phillips, Senior Meteorologist, Environment Canada
- Linda Mortsch, Senior Researcher, Adaptations and Impacts Division of Environment Canada
- Dr. Joel Scheraga, National Program Director for the Global Change Research Program in the U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development
- Questions and Answers
Lake Superior and Climate Change:
Part 1 (03:43 - 2008)
Part 2 (03:54 - 2008)
In the Institute on the Environment's video series, researchers at the University of Minnesota Duluth campus discuss the impacts of climate on Lake Superior.
Lake Superior Research Video 01:58 - 2009
UMD Professor Jay Austin explains his research about climate change with the Great Lakes Observatory on Lake Superior.
Lake Temperatures, Changing Planet 05:00 - 2011
NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, produced "Lake Temperatures" as part of the Changing Planet series. In the video, Jay Austin, Associate Professor of Physics and researcher for the University of Minnesota Duluth's Large Lakes Observatory explains what researchers are discovering about Lake Superior's warming surface temperature.
NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco: Climate Change and Climate Impasse 02:49 - 2009
NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco talks about the climate change impacts predicted for the United Sates and mitigating and adapting to a changing climate from the COP15 conference in Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark on December 14, 2009.
Sugar Maples and Climate Change, Lake Superior 02:12 - 2008
This video shows a field site near Wawa, Ontario, where a team of Northern Illinois University students are investigating how sugar maples might respond to climate change.
Lester Graham of the Environment Report conducts a two-part interview with Dr. James Hansen, a climate scientist for NASA. Hansen, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is perhaps best known for bringing global warming to the world’s attention in the 1980s, when he first testified before Congress on climate issues.