ERIC Number: ED399145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Global Change in the Great Lakes: Scenarios.
Garrison, Barbara K., Ed.; Rosser, Arrye R., Ed.
The Ohio Sea Grant Education Program has produced this series of publications designed to help people understand how global change may affect the Great Lakes region. The possible implications of global change for this region of the world are explained in the hope that policymakers and individuals will be more inclined to make responsible decisions about global change policy issues. The individual information sheets, called "scenarios", describe the scientific community's prevailing interpretations of what may happen to the Great Lakes region in the face of global warming. The scenarios are written in terms the general public can understand and include the most recent information available on a variety of subjects. The Introduction, "Understanding Climate Models," is followed by 10 scenarios. Scenarios include: (1) "How Will Water Resources in the Great Lakes Region Be Affected?"; (2) "Will Biological Diversity in the Great Lakes Region Suffer?"; (3) "What Could Happen to Great Lakes Shipping?"; (4) "How Will Agriculture in the Great Lakes Region be Affected?"; (5) "Will it Affect Airborne Circulation of Toxins?"; (6) "What are the Implications of Low Water Levels in Great Lakes Estuaries?"; (7) "Will it Speed Eutrophication in the Great Lakes?"; (8) "What Could Happen to Great Lakes Recreation?"; (9) "How Could Fish Populations in the Great Lakes be Affected?"; and (10) "How Eill Forests in the Great Lakes Region be Affected?" (JRH)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Air Pollution, Biodiversity, Conservation (Environment), Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Water Resources
Ohio Sea Grant--Publications, The Ohio State University, 1314 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212-1194 ($6).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers; Community
Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD. National Sea Grant Program.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Ohio Sea Grant Program.