Gallery: Report Finds Great Lakes Ice Cover Has Decreased a Whopping 71...

 

If you live near the Great Lakes, you’ve probably noticed that recently they’ve been better suited to kayaking than ice fishing. A new report published by the American Meteorological Society now confirms what people living near North America’s greatest fresh water resource have long observed: because of climate change, Great Lakes ice is in severe decline. Using a combination of satellite photos and Coast Guard scanning from 1973 to 2010, researchers found that Great Lakes ice cover has dropped by an average of 71 percent.

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