National Climate Assessment poem, Midwest edition, #6: Great Lakes at Greater Risk

Lake ErieKey Message 6 for the Midwest, “Increased Risks to the Great Lakes,” from the third National Climate Assessment, released May 6, 2014 (first post):

Climate change will exacerbate

A range of risks to the Great Lakes,

including changes in the range and distribution of certain fish species,

increased invasive species and harmful blooms of algae,

and declining beach health.

Ice cover declines

will lengthen the commercial navigation season.

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