Headline: Great Lakes buoy to new heights after 15 years of low water levels.Well, duh.
Lede: After 15 years of below-average water levels, Lakes Superior, Michigan, and Huron are now well above normal, suggesting that climate change's impact on the fourth seacoast may be more complicated than previously thought.
There you have it. They don't even call it global warming any more -- they would be laughed off the island ... and climate change is "more complicated than previously thought."
Whatever. More of the story:
While people in the drought-stricken western United States watch lake and reservoir levels relentlessly plunge, the three largest of the Great Lakes have recorded one of the most rapid increases in water levels on record.
The quick turnaround – about two feet for Lake Superior and three feet for Lakes Michigan and Huron between January 2013 and December 2014 – ended what researchers have called an unprecedented 15-year period when lake levels fell below their long-term average.
The turnaround suggests that global warming's impact on the nation's fourth seacoast may be more complicated than implied in past projections, which pointed to a long-term decline in water levels, notes Richard Rood, a scientist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor whose research focuses on climate and adaptation and who did not take part in the analysis.Well, isn't that just sweet?
One of my favorite blogs, the Coyote Blog, linked at the sidebar at the right, has not had a new post in the past week. The blog goes back to September, 2004.