New interactive map to support climate change adaptation planning in Great Lakes region

A jointly developed interactive map launched by the U-M’s Graham Sustainability Institute and Headwaters Economics gives Great Lakes policymakers and decision-makers easy access to targeted data to help them plan for, and adapt to, the regional impacts of climate change. The free online tool—the “Socioeconomics and Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region” map— provides social, economic and demographic statistics on 225 counties in the region.

“We anticipate the impacts of climate variability and change will be felt differently in different regions of the Great Lakes based on their economies, infrastructure and vulnerable populations,” says Don Scavia, director of the Graham Sustainability Institute. The new resource will provide solutions-focused, place-based climate science that communities need to adapt, he says.

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