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Dr. Penner contributes to Free Press article on climate change

Posted: June 17, 2012

Dr. Penner contributes to Free Press article on climate change

Professor Joyce Penner served as guest commentator in a recent Detroit Free Press article on climate change.
The article states, "In March, more than 15,000 warm weather records across our country were broken. Michigan had its warmest March in recorded history as locals swapped winter coats for shorts and enjoyed 80-degree afternoons. Meanwhile, other areas of the country endured tornadoes tossing multi-ton trailers around like children’s toys."
The article says these events are likely influenced by climate change, as leading scientists such as Penner have predicted.
As for how to mitigate climate change, Professor Penner states, "We should strive to decrease emissions in short-lived climate forcers (CH4, O3, and Black Carbon)."
Read More at the Detroit Free Press

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