National Park Service Climate Change Links
- Climate Friendly Parks Program: http://www.nps.gov/climatefriendlyparks/
- NPS Climate Change Response Program (includes a link to the 2010 NPS Climate Change Response Strategy): http://www.nature.nps.gov/climatechange/
- Climate Friendly Parks - Apostle Islands: Global climate change will impact Apostle Islands National Lakeshore's different ecosystems to varying degrees.
National Park Service Great Lakes Climate Change Resources
Climate Change Podcast (12.3mb mp3 file)
Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes(2014) (3496kb pdf)
Understanding the Science of Climate Change - Impacts to the Great Lakes (Summary of scientific knowledge, 2010 - 3mb)
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Climate Friendly Action Plan
(Analysis of greenhouse gas emissions and reduction strategy, 2008)
Impacts of Midwest Warming on the Great Lakes National Parks (Brochure, 2007)
Other Links and Resources
National Parks in Peril
RMCO has written and released, in partnership with national organizations, several reports detailing the effects of climate disruption on the West and across the country.
Human disruption of the climate is the greatest threat ever to America's national parks. This report details the particular threats that a changed climate poses to our Great Lakes national parks-those within the lakes or on their shores.
Climate change hits mightiest of the Great Lakes
Climate change isn't just hitting polar bears and melting glaciers. Scientists and advocates say it's affecting the Great Lakes too, even Lake Superior, the lake that's so big, all the other Great Lakes could fit inside with room to spare. WBEZ Chicago Public Radio story.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts