Advisory: New Report -- Extreme Downpours on the Rise in Minnesota

Scientists Link Trend to Global Warming
For Immediate Release

New Report: Extreme Downpours on the Rise in Minnesota
Scientists Link Trend to Global Warming

WHAT: Environment Minnesota will hold a press conference to release a new report documenting the increase in the frequency of extreme rainstorms over the past 65 years in Minnesota. Recent extreme rainstorms, such as the storm that hit Duluth in June of 2012 and which caused $100 million in damages, are highlighted as part of a larger trend of bigger storms occurring more often—a trend that scientists have linked to global warming.

WHO: Ken Bradley, Policy Director, Environment Minnesota
Dr. Erik Brown, Acting Director, Large Lakes Observatory, University of Minnesota- Duluth
Don Ness, Mayor of Duluth
Julie O’Leary, Associate Director, Freshwater Future

WHEN: Tuesday, July 31 st , 2012, 11:00 AM

WHERE: Bayfront Festival Park
700 West Railroad St., Duluth
Free parking is available in Lot A

*A greeter from Environment Minnesota will greet you at the entrance to the park to direct you to the exact location

VISUALS: Backdrop of Lake Superior which was heavily impacted and is still recovering from the June 2012 flood in Duluth.