The federal government’s latest report on climate change warns of dangers to Midwest agriculture production, a significant portion of the economies of Kansas and Missouri. Increasing temperatures and more extreme weather patterns such as flooding and drought will have serious consequences on crop and livestock production.
The opening sentence flatly contradicts the skepticism of President Donald Trump, who withdrew the United States from the Paris climate accords.
“Earth’s climate is now changing faster than any point in the history of modern civilization, primarily as a result of human activities." This comes after a recent alarm by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that humanity’s opportunity for meaningful action may soon slip away.