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Scientist: Record Breaking Temperatures A Sign of Needed Change

Oleg Doroshin, Fotolia

The weather was beautiful over the weekend around most of southeastern Wisconsin. It was especially welcome because during April, it felt like it would never warm up and spring would never arrive. However, April was actually tremendously warm month across the globe and set a temperature record. 

George Stone is professor emeritus of natural science at Milwaukee Area Technical College and the now-retired organizer of the annual Sustainability Summit in Milwaukee.

Stone tells Lake Effect’s Mitch Teich what he is most hopeful for now is that more countries are recognizing that there is a problem. "This is not doom and gloom, this is reality. When you discover the symptoms you need to develop a treatment," Stone says. "So I’m optimistic by the increased recognition and the commitment of most of the countries of the world to addressing this problem and finding solutions. But this is urgent."

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