ENCORE: Lake Michigan Warming; Writer Parker Palmer
The Great Lakes are warming. Although it might make for better swimming, higher temperatures could have a disastrous effect on Lake Michigan’s game fish, like trout and salmon, which depend on cold water. Plus, we revisit a conversation with writer and educator Parker Palmer. His most recent book is called On The Brink Of Everything: Grace, Gravity and Getting Old.
If you’ve ever been swimming in one of the Great Lakes here in the Midwest, you know they all have one thing in common - being frigid! Even on the warmest summer day in Chicago, the water remains… refreshing, shall we say.
But a report from researchers at Purdue University found that the Great Lakes are warming. Although it might make for better swimming, higher temperatures could have a disastrous effect on Lake Michigan’s game fish, like trout and salmon, which depend on cold water.
To learn more about this report, we heard from Paris Collingsworth, a research professor in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University and the Great Lakes Ecosystem Specialist for Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, as well as Karen Murchie, a research biologist at the Shedd Aquarium.
"It is clear that the changes will create winners and losers, with some species adapting or expanding their ranges, and others becoming suppressed by unfavorable environmental conditions or being lost from Indiana entirely."— The 21st (@21stShow) July 30, 2019
Read more from @PurdueFNR: https://t.co/NkDdl09nJK
Parker Palmer writes about many of the big things in life: from our vocations to civic discourse. He’s a community organizer and founder of the Center for Courage and Renewal. At the heart of everything, though, he’s an educator. And his latest book is meant to teach us a different way about how we think about aging.
The collection of essays is called On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity & Getting Old.
Last summer, we caught up with Parker from his home in Madison, Wisconsin.