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The Impact Of Climate Change On The Midwest: More Heat, More Droughts, More Floods, Fewer Crops


Environment  (tags: climate-change, heat, floods, drought, Midwest, crops, environment, weather, research )

CarrieSIC
- 204 days ago - thinkprogress.org
"Climate change is really the single largest issue that we're dealing with not only as a country but particularly here in Michigan," Nic Clark, Michigan Director of Clean Water Action, told ThinkProgress.



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Gloria picchetti (299)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 1:35 pm
It's no surprise.
 

Dave C. (224)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 1:55 pm
......only when it directly effects people will action be taken, but hopefully it won't be too late by then.....
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 3:47 pm
Noted
 

Edwin M. (356)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 4:34 pm
I hope those denying these obvious dramatic changes in our weather wake up before it's too late. For all our sakes and future generations, Thanks Carrie
 

Val R. (247)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 4:47 pm
Noted - not surprised
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 6:10 pm

Add to this wildfires from Texas to Arizona and north to Nebraska. The Stuff is hitting the fan, and the first repercussion will be felt by the farmers, real farmers that is, and of course the dangers of the massive size of the Wildfires. Welcome to the brave new world replete with the ravages from climate change.
 

Birgit W. (151)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 6:54 pm
Edwin M. says it all. Thanks Carrie.
 

Roberto M. (55)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 7:36 pm
Noted. Maybe some day people will stop believing the fossil fuel industry.
 

GGmaSheila D. (170)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 8:29 pm
Of course, you have to factor in higher food prices due to crop failures aor destruction by weather. Scary times are here to stay. Thanks, Carrie.
 

Azaima A. (224)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 2:29 am
While carbon dioxide emissions need to be slowed by our conversion from fossil fuels to renewables, the elephant in the living room is geoengineering, the illlegal spraying of toxins from airplanes (not just normal contrails) to ostensibly slow down global warming, but in fact poison us all. Thses sprays in conjunction with the HAARP antennas run by the US military, have altered the jetstream, ushering in unprecedented human-caused climate change. We have to stop it. Visit geoengineeringwatch.org and skyderalert.com for info on what you can do and to educate yourself.
 

Fi T. (16)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 4:00 am
When would the human take this warning seriously?
 

Pat A. (116)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 6:30 am
Thanks Carrie - excellent article - all true. We are all in so much greater risk of extreme weather events, whether drought or flood or snow than our grandparents ever were.
 

gabriele jefferson (148)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 7:09 am
noted,shared on fb, twitter, g+, thx.
 

Betty Kelly (4)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 10:15 am
We must all take actions to stop Global Warming.
 

June Bostock (48)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 10:48 am
Noted thanks.
 

Catrin S. (153)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 11:45 am
How long are we going to play the does global warming really exist game . Yes it does exist and we are wasting precious time by sticking our heads in the sand.
 

Theresa Robinson (61)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 1:00 pm
NOTED & SIGNED. Thank-you for sharing. Theresa Robinson. Thank's Carrie Have a nice Day!
 

A F. (132)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 1:33 pm
thank you
 

Debbie S. (33)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 3:09 pm
The whole world has changed, scary but now we have to deal with it. I only hope as others have said it isn't too late. Is it global warming, the recurring warming before the next ice age, the horrendous mistakes our politicians and corporations greed for money or Mother Earth going to purge itself?

I think all of the above. Many times I've wondered if other planets used to have life on them and the people screwed it them up and this is the only planet left and our last chance. Doesn't look too good, man has not learned valuable lessons yet.
 

Elizabeth M. (67)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 5:22 pm
Noted with thanks Carrie. Interesting graphs! And the seas are already rising from the ice melt on the polar caps. We have had an extremely cold spring here in Alberta, Canada home of the biggest polluters in the world, the tar sands. And last summer for longer periods we were extremely hot, breaking a lot of records. The 100 year flood (and I hope they are not fooling themselves) in Calgary and surrounding areas still haven't fully recovered from it. And this past winter they had some record snow fall in the mountains, which I hope doesn't melt all at once or the same thing could happen again! But there are parts of the US in even more dire straights with the continuation of no moisture. Food will cost a lot more here in Canada, and probably places in the US when crops fail. A very scary situation actually.
 

Brett Byers (0)
Wednesday May 21, 2014, 9:44 pm
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