12/15/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Global Warming To Bring Drought And Floods To Chicago: Scientist

Retreating glaciers, rising sea levels that threaten coastal cities, and the extinction of species have become part of the familiar litany of horrors associated with climate change.

Yesterday, environmental advocates, educators and scientists looked at the impacts of the increase in global greenhouse gas emissions on the local level.

"The character of the Midwest as we know it is at risk," says Don Wuebbles, a professor in the atmospheric sciences department at UIC.

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