By Nancy Gaarder, Omaha World-Herald
And the warming is continuing to accelerate. Federal researchers calculate that –- absent reductions in greenhouses gases –- the Great Plains and Midwest have a realistic change of averaging 5 degrees warmer by midcentury, and 9 degrees warmer by the end of the century,
The changes that are occurring are unprecedented, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln concludes in a 2014 analysis of climate change –- and the most authoritative study to date at a statewide level. The effects of warming are reaching into every corner of life, from the farm to the garden, from the doctor’s office to the jogging track, according to those interviewed by The World-Herald and the Associated Press. Read more here.
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