More deer ticks, fewer loons: Climate change on the Great Lakes

  • Article by: JOSEPHINE MARCOTTY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 13, 2011 - 10:53 PM

Two environmental groups warn of more damage by midcentury.

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kn12345Jul. 13, 11 3:02 PM

My father used to catch salmon at Washington Island in 30-70 feet of water, but these days the fish run from 80-110. Last summer when we were there, the surface temp in mid-August was 72 degrees!

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MoojaJul. 13, 11 3:09 PM

Perhaps the OP could inform the reader what the perfect climate for the Great Lakes should be. Is it the climate of the early Eocene era when palm trees grew in southern Alaska or is it the climate of 14k years ago when the Great Lake were under a frozen glacier a mile thick? Climate changes. That's what it does. Ultimate of self centered science to think that the climate that happens to exist in the period of time you're alive is somehow "correct" and should stay that way forever.

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herovillainJul. 13, 11 3:10 PM

I await reading all the posts from the Cons who claim "junk science," yet when pressed they cannot explain why any one study is flawed.

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nostadium4zwJul. 13, 11 3:10 PM

Oh dear! We need to learn from our past! If Dinosaurs hadn't driven their Range Rovers and fed their coal fired power plants so extensively they might still be here today!

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hrearden57Jul. 13, 11 3:11 PM

And the world may get hit by a meteor.

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duckys66Jul. 13, 11 3:13 PM

A story on global warming??? Here come the CRAZIES!!!

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nine007Jul. 13, 11 3:13 PM

But wait...the TeapubliCON'S said climate change is a myth...

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typingwordsJul. 13, 11 3:15 PM

I have something really important to add to this discussion, but the conservative Star Tribune won't let me post here.

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egeinwiJul. 13, 11 3:15 PM

I'm looking forward to the study from these two groups about the Bigfoot sighting on Isle Royale too. I wonder if they saw the Loch Ness monster while conducting this important and most certainly 100% accurate study. How about an Al Gore monument on the southern tip?

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karendavid816Jul. 13, 11 3:22 PM

No Cons, you can't claim junk science this time. Real scientests have used two, yes TWO, spots along Lake Michigan to determine whether a deer tick could actually survive in the apparently now warm northern Minnesota. Now, how can anyone call that junk science?

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