How will predicted changes to water levels and water temperatures affect the future of this region that is home to 38 million people?
Click through the interactive infographic below to learn more about how climate change will affect the economy and ecology of the Great Lakes region.
Source: Great Lakes Commission, International Joint Commission, Journal of Great Lakes Research, Michigan Sea Grant, NOAA, National Park Service, Natural Resources & Environment, Natural Wildlife Federation, Union of Concerned Scientists, Union of Concerned Scientists (2), U.S. Department of Transportation’s Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting,
Infographic by Megan Capinegro and Valerie Carnevale, undergraduate students of Ball State University’s journalism graphics program, for Circle of Blue. Photographs by J. Carl Ganter, Traverse City-based director of Circle of Blue.
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