HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - The State of Lake Superior Conference continues at Michigan Tech. Lake Superior is the fastest warming large lake in the world.
Professor Nancy Langston delivered the conference plenary speech on saving natural resources from climate change. She explained that Lake Superior and the Upper Peninsula has a history of natural resource degradation and recovery. Langston sees this as proof that it is not too late to save local fisheries and other resources.
Looking into past recovery could help develop resilient strategies to protect the environment.
"Employees together with community members together with volunteer groups and we get to share both our ideas, our scientific technical information, but also a sense of hope. A sense of enthusiasm. A sense that we are not in this alone, that we are really all in this together," said Langston.
Langston is the author of "Sustaining Lake Superior: Learning Watershed History."