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The OSU Climate Change Outreach Team is a partnership among multiple departments within The Ohio State University. The team’s goal is to help localize the climate change issue by bringing related research and resources to residents of Ohio and the Great Lakes region.

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Climate Change in the Great Lakes

  • Michigan researchers put price tag on climate liability for fossil-fuel plants21 January, 2016Coal-fired power plants across the country could be billion-dollar liabilities for utilities if their greenhouse gas emissions are challenged in court, according to researchers at Michigan Technological University.

  • Climate change is here, so be flexible14 January, 2016Climate change has been making a strong statement for the last month or so. And a Coastal Resource Manager with the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation, in Ont., says in the immediate future there's very little we can do to turn it around.

  • Adapting to climate change in Michigan12 January, 2016Despite a climate agreement signed in December to try to limit global warming, scientists still expect this century to get warmer over the coming decades and this warming trend is expected to impact people living in every corner of the globe, including Michigan.

  • Weather delaying instillation of ice boom24 December, 2015Recent weather is delaying the annual instillation of the Lake Erie-Niagara River Ice Boom. Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say work began last week but was delayed.

  • Our warm winter means a bumpy start for winter tourism in Michigan24 December, 2015The week between Christmas and January first is typically one of the busiest times for winter tourism up north. But not this year. This winter, conditions haven't been quite right for Michigan ski resorts to make snow.

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Featured Presentations

  • 2010-09-28
    Dr. Jonathan Patz

    University of Wisconsin
    Climate Change in the Great Lakes: Key Vulnerabilities to Public Health in the Region. Read more.

  • 2010-11-02
    Dr. Brent Sohngen

    Ohio State University
    Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Great Lakes Farms and Forests. Read more.

  • 2010-10-14
    Dr. Dan Herms

    Ohio State University
    Effects of Climate Change on Species Interactions in Natural and Agricultural Ecosystems. Read more.

  • 2011-01-11
    Dr. Peter Curtis

    Ohio State University
    Managing Great Lakes Forests for Climate Change Mitigation Read more.

  • 2010-12-07
    Dr. Anthony D. Kendall

    Michigan State University
    Climate Change, Biofuels, and Land Use Legacy Read more.

Meet Our Scientists

  • Studying World Climate to Help Ohio
    Dr. Jeffrey C. Rogers

    State Climatologist, Ohio State University
    Studying World Climate to Help Ohio. Read more.