climate change

File photo of the South Haven lighthouse
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(Great Lakes Today) A new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calls 2016 the warmest year on record around the globe. The surface temperature of the Great Lakes was also above average. 

Ambassador Bridge linking Detroit and Windsor - file photo
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(Great Lakes Today-Montreal) Mayors across the region, in both Canada and the U.S., are banding together against climate change. 

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Members of the Climate Change Work Group at Western Michigan University say they are concerned about a number of issues with the Trump administration, but climate change is at the top of the list.


A partially constructed wind tunnel. A new type of wind power from the Sheerwind Company based in Minnesota. It funnels wind to increase wind speeds that then blow past propellers to make energy.
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A Western Michigan University professor says market forces, not government policy will determine the future of the energy industry. Joyashish Thakurta says the trend is away from coal toward natural gas. 

Marcus Carson

Marcus Carson says the Arctic is being affected by climate change twice as fast as the rest of the planet. And he says that will eventually have global consequences. The Kalamazoo native and graduate of Kalamazoo College is a researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute in Sweden.


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