Experts see the fingerprints of climate change on the lakes’ record high water levels.

by David Kramer in PHYSICS TODAY

 

Seven years ago, Ron Wilson’s son was married on the beach in front of his cottage on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. Were the couple to renew their vows today in the same spot, they’d be standing in nearly two meters of water. The 18-meter-wide beach has vanished, and the lake is now lapping at a steel seawall Wilson erected last winter to keep storms away from his foundation.

A few miles down the shore, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) is also losing ground to the water. [MORE]