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Green Visions: Study shows Minnesota temperatures will rise significantly in this century
A new University of Minnesota study projects that average temperatures of Minnesota winters are increasing faster than nearly any other state in the lower 48 states. These averages could increase as much as 11 degrees by the end of the century. Summers are heating up too, possibly rising by 7 degrees Fahrenheit in the same period.
On Green Visions, The North 1033's Chris Harwood speaks with the leader of that study, climate researcher Dr. Stefan Liess of the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate at the University of Minnesota, about these findings and what impacts may occur to the state's ecosystems as these temperatures rise.