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WMU Climate Change Group addresses Rotary

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Dr. Paul Clements
Dr. Paul Clements

KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Climate change is real, and it's getting worse. That was the message from the Western Michigan University Climate Change Group to the Kalamazoo Rotary on Monday.

The three professors addressed the topic from varying angles with Doctor Paul Clements focusing on the need for an international treaty to reduce carbon emissions. He said that, until there is one, climate change will progress, giving us wilder and less predictable weather. There might be more severe periods of rain or snow, followed by swings in the other direction. Temperatures, he said, could fluctuate, too, but the overall trend would be up.

Clements said that the United States needs to lead the way on carbon emission reduction, helping smaller countries deal with not only the technology needed to achieve that goal, but the natural disasters they're likely to face as climate change gets worse.

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