Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Can You Say "Climate Change"?

The Associated Press can't -- at least not in this article.

As Great Lakes water levels plummet, towns act to save harbors. (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, 11/272012)

Excerpt: The Great Lakes, the world's biggest freshwater system, are shrinking because of drought and rising temperatures, a trend that accelerated with this year's almost snowless winter and scorching summer.

Water levels are near-record lows:
Water levels below historical averages

Economic impact
  • Freighters forced to carry lighter loads
  • Shallow marinas inaccessible to pleasure boats
  • Weedy, exposed bottomlands at beaches

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