One of Northwest Michigan’s Renaissance men, Joe VanderMeulen, is doing a terrific job documenting the way climate change is altering the character of the region, both environmental and cultural. He asked me to write a small piece on the subject, and here’s the result.


Climate change is many things, but most of all it is surprise. So are the Great Lakes. Combine their complexity and you are likely to make fools out of anyone who makes flat predictions about how they will interact.