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LSProject: Changing Climate, Changing Forest - Part I

The Lake Superior Project / logo by Lauryl Loberg
The Lake Superior Project / logo by Lauryl Loberg

Finalcut_LSP13_Forest1_Sept_2012.mp34.17 MB

There are a lot of ways climate change stands to affect Lake Superior. There's the reduction in ice cover, rising lake temperatures, the increase in storminess and declining water levels. But it’s not just the lake itself that stands to be impacted by the changing climate. The rising temperatures and increase in severe weather events are altering the ecology and forests in the Lake Superior watershed. The forest as we know it—full of birch, spruce, pine and firs—might not be that way for much longer.

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