How will Climate Change Affect Wisconsin?

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Re: How will Climate Change Affect Wisconsin?

Postby gozer » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:27 pm

Cadfael wrote:
gozer wrote:jesus christ, why not just leave the ☭ommie dingbat ggrand wwizard to talk to itself until the cows come home?

Dude. The cows have been home for a while now.


. . . and apparently they have a good-sized carbon footprint too -- not just co₂ but oodles of ch₄ too . . .

by the way, one thing that may happen to wisconsin and environs involves tropical cyclones -- a tropical or subtropical storm formed over lake huron in 1996, lake erie has regenerated at least two systems back into hurricanes which hit ontario including the disaster in 1954 with one hitting toronto; intact tropical storms, generally from the gulf of mexico, reach wisconsin about twice a century and i would imagine if a hurricane can hit st louis that at some point one could remain intact as such and wander even a bit further north . . .

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Re: How will Climate Change Affect Wisconsin?

Postby fflambeau » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:36 pm

That's an interesting point Gozer.

I've often wondered if the sizeable waters next to our State (Lakes Superior and Michigan) could pose a threat. After all, there already is a recorded "snow effect" from the lakes. And as in Florida, some of those homes seem to be "a bit close" to the water!

But I'm not an expert on this. I'm just asking questions and will until beyond the times the cows come back in.
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Re: How will Climate Change Affect Wisconsin?

Postby fflambeau » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:47 pm

Is this where we're headed?

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Re: How will Climate Change Affect Wisconsin?

Postby fflambeau » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:51 pm

Or this? Because more water released from the polar caps means it has to go somewhere else, doesn't it? Note that the info accompanying this pic says it was due to the St. Johns River rising. We have lots of rivers in Wisconsin, no?

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Re: How will Climate Change Affect Wisconsin?

Postby fflambeau » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:55 pm

Or this? We've had sinkholes before too:


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Re: How will Climate Change Affect Wisconsin?

Postby fflambeau » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:00 am

More flooding? This article over at WPR makes a case for it in Wisconsin:

Climate change is projected to make the upper Midwest a wetter place as more frequent and intense rains hit the region. The summer of 2017 may have been a taste of what's in store for upcoming decades, as regular, heavy storms brought flooding to communities around Wisconsin. Across the continental United States, flooding has increased since the mid 20th century, creating costly damage while challenging local infrastructure and making it harder to plan for disasters.

Weather data and climate and research indicate that more intense and unpredictable storms will mean even more flooding around Wisconsin in the years ahead. At the same time, some areas of the state are experiencing rapid development of new buildings, road and parking lots, all of which impede natural and engineered water drainage systems during intense rainfall events.

Major floods may be mere abstractions to people until they actually happen. Given such difficulties in perception, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison looked for a way to bridge the gap between already familiar storms and an uncertain future. A team led by UW-Extension stormwater specialist David S. Liebl and UW-Madison professor of civil and environmental engineering professor Kenneth Potter, now both retired, decided to approach this problem through computer modeling. ...

More rain, more development

In 2014, Liebl and Potter started sharing the results of their study. Their outreach included discussions with city of Madison and Dane County officials about how they could use the information to protect the area from the worst impacts of a catastrophic storm.

What this issue comes down to, Potter said, is not just what happens with storm sewers, but the choices communities make when paving new streets and constructing new buildings. When rain falls on a porous surface like soil, some of the water will seep into the ground, some will evaporate, and some will flow on the surface into nearby streams, lakes, and rivers. When rain falls on a hard, impervious material like an asphalt road or a rooftop, the water becomes what's known as runoff, traveling into storm sewers and surface water because it doesn't have the opportunity to soak into the ground."

https://www.wiscontext.org/tool-weather ... rms-future


Photo of 2008 Wisconsin Dells Flood which this article says will be more common:
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Re: How will Climate Change Affect Wisconsin?

Postby fflambeau » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:01 pm

More mosquitoes? Texas (and I joke not) is calling in the United States Air Force to spread insecticides across the state. Problem is: that usually causes other problems, like cancer.

http://www.newsweek.com/texas-hurricane ... rce-664397

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Re: How will Climate Change Affect Wisconsin?

Postby IU2Bmanoletters » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:30 am

What a difference this kind of feature might have made in the local-TV-news-watching public's mind, if Channel 27 had acknowledged the reality of Global Climate Change years or, better yet, decades ago. Nonetheless, I'm glad they have, for, in my reckoning, the first time. Now maybe their meteorologists will be allowed to mention this unfortunate reality.... say every time there is an "extraordinary" weather event, like Sandy, Katrina, Harvey, epic California droughts, etc.
"Our Wisconsin: The Climate Change Effect, encore presentation:"
http://www.wkow.com/story/36402315/2017 ... tes-future


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