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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

  • Climate Explorations: A Matter of Dollars & Sense27 October, 2014A free Climate Explorations webinar on Oct. 30 will explore the current state of climate change and beliefs held about this issue by the American public. It will outline the link between climate change and U.S. EPA's proposed carbon standards and examine the potential health benefits. Economic impacts of greenhouse gas mitigation options will also be considered.

  • Are you climate ready?16 October, 2014Pop quiz - what's your climate knowledge? Visit the U.S. EPA's website to take a fun climate quiz! Test your level of understanding regarding climate change, factors that contribute to climate change, and things that individuals can do to make a difference.

  • Binational Great Lakes Climate Quarterly10 October, 2014For a binational overview of the latest season's Great Lakes weather and water level conditions, impacts and an outlook for the upcoming quarter, take a look at the "Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook: Great Lakes Region" report available at the U.S. Drought Portal.

  • Webinar: Exploring Snowfall in the U.S.30 September, 2014Snowfall has a large impact on communities, from road maintenance to water resources management. The next in the OSU Climate Change Webinar Series will explore snowfall trends in the United States and the Great Lakes region and introduce regions that show significant change in snowfall, including an increasing trend in the upper Midwest.

  • Climate change makes it harder to save Lake Erie29 September, 2014Although not the primary source of Great Lakes algae, climate change is exacerbating the problem and making it harder to reduce phosphorus and other nutrients that help algae grow, experts say.

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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.