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New Report Warns of Dangers to Great Lakes Health and Economy from Climate Change

Roughly 34 million people in the United States and Canada rely on the Great Lakes for drinking water, jobs, recreation and more.

A new report provides an updated and detailed picture for how climate change is affecting this crucial source of freshwater and, therefore, threatening public health, infrastructure, fish and wildlife, and the regional economy.

More than a dozen leading scientists and experts — including Northwestern University’s Aaron Packman — from Midwestern and Canadian universities and research institutions released the comprehensive report today (March 22).