MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – World leaders met in Scotland on Monday to speed up plans to tackle climate change. Experts in Minnesota say the state is already grappling with its effects.

Data shows Minnesota has warmed three degrees in the past 125 years. Annual precipitation has increased by 3.4 inches.

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“You don’t have to look very far to see something in your life that is important to you, whether it’s economic impacts; impacts on your community’s infrastructure; your ability to have clean and safe drinking water; your ability to go and recreate yourself in our forests or our beautiful lakes, ”said Heidi Roop, assistant professor of climatology at the University of Minnesota. “This iconic Minnesota is threatened by climate change and we are already seeing these changes unfold before our eyes.”

State climatologist Kenneth Blumenfeld said the main symptoms of a global warming being felt in Minnesota are warmer temperatures, especially in winter, and extreme precipitation.

Each of the combined warmest and wettest first 10 years on record occurred between 1998 and 2020. Frequencies of -35 ° F in northern Minnesota and -25 ° F in the south have plummeted to 90%, according to Minnesota. Ministry of Natural Resources.

Heavy rains can “overload” communities without infrastructure to manage them, said Blumenfeld.

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Overall, our state is getting wetter and wetter, but the frequency of drier summers – and droughts – could worsen in the future, characterized by more extreme heat if things don’t improve.

“So it looks like we’re getting hotter anyway. But the question is, are we going to get hotter gradually, or are we getting hotter in a way that we are not at all prepared for? Blumenfeld said.

In Glasgow, Scotland, UN world leaders try to get the world back on track to meet the goals set by the Paris climate agreement, including reducing global carbon emissions to zero by 2050 and limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

“I don’t think we can underestimate the importance of the COP26 conference and, more importantly, of addressing the challenges we face as a result of climate change at all levels and at all scales of governance,” Roop said.

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Consider the following options for living in the City of Angels during and around this very German holiday that began in Munich two centuries ago to appropriately commemorate the royal wedding of King Louis I and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen . Party, Bavarian style!

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Alpine Village 833 W Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90502 (310) 327-4384 http://alpinevillagecenter.com/oktoberfest/ Date: Until midnight October 27, 2018 Billed as the oldest Oktoberfest celebration in Southern California, the festivities of Alpine Village rivals those that take place across the pond at Old Country. Look forward to Bavarian traditions, including traditional dishes, German beers brewed by Warsteiner and all the other taps of this happy festival. Can you say oom pah pah?

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Oktoberfest DTLA

Pershing Square 532 S. Olive Street Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 847-4970 www.oktoberfestdtla.com Date: October 20-21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. The third annual Oktoberfest DTLA means music and food and, of course, beer- -including the best of the local breweries as well as German Paulaner, a big deal during Oktoberfest. Dine on anything rustic, up to and including traditional bratwurst over the course of a weekend when tasting tends to be the best approach. Free entry.

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Wurstküche Oktoberfest

Restaurant Wurstküche 625, boul. Lincoln. Venice, CA 90291 (213) 687-4444 https://www.wurstkuche.com/#oktoberfest-section Date: Various dates in October 2018 at 4 p.m. Mouth-watering sausages from artisan butchers topped with sautéed peppers or sauerkraut or both are on the menu as are veggie bratwursts, kielbasas, and Italian ties. The entertainment comes straight from the Munich Boom-Steiners and the dress code dictates your best Bavarian outfit with lederhosen and dirndl skirts topping this dress list. Oh, and practice your yodeling. You may be called upon to show yourself in the spirit of this occasion.


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