Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Climate Change In Wisconsin's Official State Of Denial

Perhaps it's being advised by US Sen. Ron ("Sunspots") Johnson:

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' web page about climate change has not been updated since June 18, 2012.

A fact I'd noted more than a year ago. And even worse, some of the material that had been on the site has been deleted, perhaps because it referenced former Gov. Jim Doyle, a Democrat whose name cannot be uttered by the current regime.

Worst of all, the DNR's web page about climate change and the Great Lakes - - those world-class bodies of water with falling levels due to warming and related evaporation - - hasn't been updated since February 27, 2012.

But there are a few resources provided on the page, though note most are not DNR-created ("exit DNR."):

Wisconsin DNR Climate Change information

Wisconsin DNR´s new Climate Change Activity Guide for grades 7–12 teachers
Global Climate Change
Climate Change Wildlife and Wildlands Toolkit [exit DNR]
Climate change is mainly the result of rising CO2 levels in Earth´s atmosphere.
Check out the most current CO2 level and what it means: CO2 Now [exit DNR]
General climate change information and actions we can all take to help (includes a special section for teachers and students): EPA Climate Change [exit DNR]
Climate Change and the Great Lakes:
International Assn. for Great Lakes Research Climate Change [exit DNR]
Union of Concerned Scientists [exit DNR]
Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region [exit DNR] (Sea Grant materials)
National Wildlife Federation – Great Lakes Report [PDF 1.14MB] 
Ah, you say: A site put up by the Union of Concerned Scientists, and which offers a state-by-state index and then a chance to get in touch with policy-makers. So I can get in touch and tell them to update their pages!

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