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Study: Climate change to bring more deadly heat waves to the Great Lakes by the mid-2030s

satellite map of Michigan, the Great Lakes
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

A new analysis of heat wave patterns published in Nature Climate Change found changes could come to the Great Lakes region as soon as 15 years from now. It found human-caused greenhouse gases will have more influence on heat waves than natural variability.

Hosmay Lopez, lead author of that study, joined Stateside today to explain how he predicts these heat waves will affect the Great Lakes region. He explained what kind of heat waves we should expect, and just how deadly they could get. He also explained what these heat waves could do to our food supply, and how he knows his study’s climate models are accurate.

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