CGRER co-director writes climate change column


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The Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research’s co-director Jerry Schnoor has released a column on climate change.

In the article, Schnoor discusses how trends in record temperatures can indicate climate change. The United States has seen about two record highs for every record low over the last few years. This ratio is expected to increase to 20:1 by mid-century due to climate change.

Schnoor also states that events like this summer’s drought will occur more frequently because of greenhouse gas accumulation in the atmosphere.

Read Schnoor’s column in the Des Moines Register here.

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About Michael Gallagher

I am originally from outside of Chicago, but I have spent the last five years in Iowa pursuing my education. From 2006-2010 I attended Grinnell College, where I received a B.A. in English. Currently, I am a graduate student in the University of Iowa's journalism department. In addition to my work for CGRER, I write for the non-profit investigative reporting organization Iowa Watch. Previously, I worked as a freelance writer, primarily contributing to Hoopla (The Gazette's arts and culture publication), and I assistant coached the Grinnell College cross country and track teams for a year. My interests include writing, running, watching the Chicago Bulls, and . . . environmental news!
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