Elephants roaming a “newly-arid Wisconsin” and robotic farm workers are among the more fanciful scenarios emerging from a University of Wisconsin-Madison project, designed to envision how climate change will shape life in the state’s Yahara Watershed through 2070. The project’s four scenarios are built on the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, but purposely push to “the edge of plausibility” to open a dialogue about the interactions between water, climate, land use, infrastructure, and Wisconsin’s ecosystems, said co-principal investigator Steve Carpenter. (h/t to Environmental News Bits)
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