The Upper Great
Lakes Workshop was held May, 1998 at the University of Michigan.
The workshop was one of 19 regional workshops held accross the US,
as part of the National Assessment, sponsored by the USGCRP
and the USEPA.
of this workshop was to seek out the opinions of regional stakeholders
to find out what concerned people most about climate change in their
region. To find out more about who participated in the workshop,
Sessions & Sector Reports
were organized into sector breakout groups and asked:
- What are
their current concerns with regards to climate change?
- How might
climate change impact our lives?
- What additional
information do we need?
- How do we
cope with climate change?
- The breakout
groups provided the direction for a more rigorous studies of climate
change impacts in the Great Lakes region. Ideas and concerns were
written on flip charts by rapporteurs, and each sector produced
a report that chronicled their discussions:
Talks" portion of the workshop provided a foundation for understanding
some of the complexities and issues of climate change and its potential
impacts. The speakers are from various walks of life and present
different points of view. They were chosen because
of their knowledge and interest in the in climate change and in
the Great Lakes region. In order to present a feeling of being
there, and to allow you to obtain the facts as they were presented
at the workshop, the speakers were recorded and transcribed. Hopefully,
the reports provide a snapshot in time so that you can
experience the same information that was presented to the Upper
Great Lakes region workshop participants.
John Frazer :
Benchmarks for Climate Change
Robert: Working Toward a National Assessment
Michael: Global Climate Change and its Effects
Derek: Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region
Doering,Otto: Making Sense of Climate Change Impacts
John: Regional Climate Change and Fresh Water Ecology
Michael: Global Warming in Minnesota: Playing with Fire
Linda: Getting Additional Information
Charles: Global Climate Change: A Business Model Approach
Joel: Coping with Climate Change
Participants (includes Rapporteurs)