ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A new University of Michigan project will help city leaders in the Great Lakes region plan for dealing with climate change.

The Kresge Foundation is helping fund the $1.2 million project, which will last three years.

Organizers say much climate change research has been done on global and national scales, but little is known about its potential effects on the local level.

University of Michigan professor Arun Agrawal says the project will give local officials information they need to make better policy decisions and upgrade infrastructure.

Scientists will work with urban leaders to develop a network of city administrators, land-use planners, mayors and others interested in developing sustainable cities as climate change affects the Great Lakes region in ever-greater ways.

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Comments (7)
  1. Redneck Purist says:

    I’d like to nominate Al Gore to be the Secretary of Global Warming. The hot air emitting from his yapper is the first thing he can regulate. Everybody wins. .

  2. just sayin says:


    What a bunch of suckers.

  3. Hot in Here says:

    I volunteer. The Kresge Foundation can pay me the $1.2 million over three years and I will tell the cities what ever they want to hear regarding the effects of “Climate Change” or “Global Warming” or what ever else they want to call it. I have an email contact, Phil Jones at the University of East Anglia and a former professor from Pennsylvania State University, Michael Mann, who can give me any infomation that will further the cause.

    1. hard rains says:

      If you ‘volunteer’ you shouldn’t expect to be paid. However your level of expertise in this area probably merits volunteer status only.

  4. Pundit says:

    What about the study of how fairy dust is creating smaller elves?

  5. Common Man says:

    Yes we can stop climate change so the earth will never change again!
    I am so happy now that we can control the Sun. Moon and maybe soon the Starts! Stop all industrial growth and tax everone into poverty! Well except for the elite Public Government Unions who will be making all the rules.

  6. Go Away Libturds says:

    I cant believe we dont have any Libturds commenting on this article! Wasnt this the big issue in 2008 and how Obama was going to change the world by stopping Climate Change? It used to be global warming, but since that was debunked they flipped the term to Climate Change. I guess they fooled enough Deomcrats to get the votes.

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