Call it yet another warning on the health of the Great Lakes. A new report from the National Wildlife Federation indicates climate change will impact the Great Lakes in a major way. The federation's Noah Hall says that could include drops in the levels of Lakes Michigan and Huron of as much as four and a half feet. George Meyer with the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation says the changes are already becoming apparent in Wisconsin's waters.
The report urges ratification of the Great Lakes Water Compact by all states and provinces. Lawmakers here in Wisconsin have suspended deliberations on the compact, and passage here is by no means a sure thing.