Climate Scenarios

GLISA is developing climate change scenarios for the Great Lakes region tailored to specific stakeholder audiences, including agricultural, urban, and natural resource planners. The scenarios will be customized to the types of climate concerns of each stakeholder group, such as extreme precipitation events, heat events, and a longer growing season, guided by input from GLISA’s Practitioner Working Group. Below is an example of four basic scenario narratives for extreme precipitation events developed in a past project. The new set of scenarios will include more detailed climate narratives and supporting quantitative information, such as data tables and maps. The scenario “packages” are anticipated for release later this year (2021).

To read more about GLISA’s scenario planning process and past projects, please visit our Scenario Planning page.     

Example extreme precipitation scenario narratives developed by GLISA and the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan