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Living on the Great Lakes — a dream threatened by climate change

The five bodies of water that make up the Great Lakes, which account for more than 20 percent of the world’s freshwater supply, have always risen and fallen over the decades. But climate change has now made the extremes much stronger than before, with residents installing hurricane shutters and signs of erosion becoming severe. Researcher Aaron Packman warns, “We’re going to see increasing lakefront damage and we’re going to see increasing inland flooding.”


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