Dr. Seth Moore: Climate Change - Part I

A schematic showing the regions where natural disasters will occur due to climate change.
A schematic showing the regions where natural disasters will occur due to climate change.

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September 14, 2011

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

The Grand Portage Reservation is located in the extreme northeast corner of Minnesota, on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Cook County. Bordered on the north by Canada, on the south and east by Lake Superior and on the west by Grand Portage State Forest, the reservation encompasses a historic fur trade site with spectacular northwoods Lake Superior shoreline.

The band engages in fisheries and wildlife research projects throughout the year, working with moose, wolves, fish, deer, grouse, and environmental issues. Dr. Moore appears regularly on WTIP North Shore Community Radio's A.M. Calendar program, talking about the band's current and ongoing projects.

In this segment, Dr. Moore talks about climate change.  Produced by Carah Thomas.

Photo from Wikimedia Commons: A schematic showing the regions where natural disasters will occur due to climate change. The schematic was based on the Environmentally Induced Migration map from GRID Arendal (http://www.wanaforum.org/home/images/pdf/climate_refugees.jpg ). Although the map was deleted by GRID Arendal (see http://www.grida.no/general/4700.aspx , http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,757713,00.html ) due to the fact that the number of refugees was incorrect, the map itself did not show the migration (it showed only the areas where natural disasters would occur) and hence remained accurate. It has now been uploaded to wikimedia commons for the benefit of some climate-change related articles at wikipedia. Note that a list of islands nations which will be submerged within a decade or so can be found online, ie at http://socyberty.com/issues/islands-which-may-disappear-due-to-global-wa... , ... The fact btw why the number of refugees wasn't correct (of not importance to the image, but perhaps intresting to know) can in part also be blamed on the fact that the adaption of the people themselves can't be accuratly predicted, see also: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/05/bangladesh/belt-text


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