It's August and really hot today in Kansas City. This might or might not mean that global climate change is coming to kill us all in less than 12 years . . . TKC doesn't know because I would've had to take a few extra correspondence courses at the city college in order to level up as environmental scientist.
And so, we trust the local experts in their totally unbiased and data-supported journalism on the topic of the sky falling . . .
As the temperature in Grand Island, Neb., soared to 91 degrees that July day in 2018, two dozen farmworkers tunneled for nine hours into a thicket of cornstalks, snapping off tassels while they crossed a sunbaked field that spanned 206 acres - the equivalent of 156 football fields.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After several years of continual gains, Kansas and Missouri lost more than 7,200 combined clean energy jobs last year - primarily because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The planet is warming at a dangerously fast rate, according to a landmark report from the United Nations released this month. Climate change will intensify in the coming decades, bringing higher temperatures, more extreme weather and more wildfires to the U.S. - a dramatic reshaping of our environment undoubtedly driven by human activity, the report finds .
The latest United Nations report on climate change, for the first time, includes findings and predictions by region. That's caught the eye of University of Wisconsin-Madison health and environment professor Jonathan Patz. Patz tells WUWM that for the Upper Midwest, or central North America, "they report with high confidence, extreme flooding.
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